Just came across this agency on Twitter: http://www.sllagency.com/
Alarm bells are ringing for me:
- She's encouraging authors who've been rejected repeatedly to approach her.
- If she likes your full there's no mention of representation, but she will approach "a" publisher for "formal contracts/production."
- She claims there is a conspiracy among agents to keep new authors out of the industry, in order to keep their existing clients' sales up.
- She's promising "critiques", not just for fulls but also on unsuccessful queries.
My spidey senses are thinking she's teamed up with a vanity publisher to funnel frustrated authors their way, or maybe she is a vanity publisher. Am I being paranoid?
I'm not thinking of querying, by the way--very happily agented!--but looking out for other authors. Nothing comes up on Google for this agency, besides their own website, and I found AW invaluable when I was 'vetting' agents.
My apologies to Ms Lawrie if this is all above board.