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Thread: [YADS] First3Chapters

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    All about that action, boss. ElaineA's Avatar
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    [YADS] First3Chapters

    Caught a blog post from Janet Reid this morning (here) warning of a sketchy operation offering agents access to a database sort of thing of author's first three chapters. It seems the authors submit (for a fee, presumably) to this outfit and agents can cull through it without bothering with their query queue. It's like getting the Quick Lane pass at Disneyland! Wheeee! Um...well...maybe not. Ms. Reid is steamed. It's worth a read and perhaps a Beware here.
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    Runs With Scissors RedWombat's Avatar
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    Can confirm that my agent's agency is on the list, but she basically just got the same spam e-mail with a password and did not give permission to have her name used.

    She also confirms that she doesn't read submissions from anybody but the author.

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    Writer Beware Goddess Absolute Sage victoriastrauss's Avatar
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    The agent list is gone now. I emailed the people at this company, and they responded quickly, saying they were removing the list because they didn't want it to be misunderstood.

    - Victoria

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    Sardonicus Rex J.Reid's Avatar
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    oh good, so now, pay your money and have NO idea who is going to read your work. It just gets better and better doesn't it.

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    I feel kinda sorry for everyone who's got their work up there.
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