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    Devangel
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    New in every sense of the word

    So new in fact I'm not even sure where I should post this. I was just wondering if any one here can give me any insight as to quality agencies to send my work to. So far I have these names under my belt...

    Trident Media
    Ethan Ellenberg
    Donald Maass Literary

    If anyone can add onto this I would be very greatful. Also I may mention that I am a fictional writer. Thank you.

    -Devangel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devangel
    So new in fact I'm not even sure where I should post this. I was just wondering if any one here can give me any insight as to quality agencies to send my work to. So far I have these names under my belt...

    Trident Media
    Ethan Ellenberg
    Donald Maass Literary
    Well, you surely got some of the big guns off the bat. Check out the "Networking: Share your leads" section of the board for more. Don't limit yourself to just the big names. And, of course, if you plug in "literary agent" into a search engine you'll get a lot of sites to visit, some good, some not so good.



    Quote Originally Posted by Devangel
    If anyone can add onto this I would be very greatful. Also I may mention that I am a fictional writer. Thank you.
    -Devangel
    A fictional writer? Does that mean you don't really exist? That you're a character in a story and we're just part of the plot? Spooky, man.

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    Welcome, Devangel. There's the Beware forum where you can find answers and post questions about specific agencies or publishers.

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    The short guide to finding effective, reputable agents:

    Go to brick-and-mortar bookstores (that is, those in buildings, not online). Look for books similar to yours. Find out who agented them. Research those agencies. Look up the guidelines for querying those agents you find most promising. Follow those guidelines when you submit.

    If you look in the Index on the Bewares and Background Check board, you'll find links to articles on finding and researching agents.
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    check out agentquery.com

    Then do some research.

    Check our own Bewares and Background Checks.

    Do some more research.

    Don't send a query unless you are sure that the agent you are sending it to is reputable. It's best to find out up front than to ask on the back end. Or, even worse, getting scammed.

    Oh, read through Bewares and Background Checks. Did I mention that one. They have some links to excellent resources as well.
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    Last edited by Tilly; 05-04-2006 at 09:36 PM. Reason: Sometimes I feel like a change.

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    And the good old Writers Market....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartholomew
    And the good old Writers Market....
    WM has some serious problems as a resource. They don't vet the listings well, for one, and many scam companies are listed alongside reputable ones as a result. Also, by the time it hits print, the information is already outdated, in many cases.
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    You need to do your initial research.

    I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt, but it's troublesome to me that you've used terms like fictional writer and greatful. It indicates that your mss may not be ready for submission.



    Quote Originally Posted by Devangel
    So new in fact I'm not even sure where I should post this. I was just wondering if any one here can give me any insight as to quality agencies to send my work to. So far I have these names under my belt...

    Trident Media
    Ethan Ellenberg
    Donald Maass Literary

    If anyone can add onto this I would be very greatful. Also I may mention that I am a fictional writer. Thank you.

    -Devangel
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    Have no fear of that my friend, I speak very differently when I am ready for submission/evaluation/any other synonyms relating to judging/testing/screening/synonyms adhering to...(Isn't the English language fun). The concern is much appreciated. Besides it was rather late in my area when I submitted this.

    As long as I know that those agencies are legit, then that is acceptable. As for their status, I had no idea that they were BIG names.

    gp101:A fictional writer? Does that mean you don't really exist? That you're a character in a story and we're just part of the plot? Spooky, man.

    Those are the answers I so long for

    Also I have been using agentquery.com, would you rate that as a helpful site?

    Thank you all for your time.
    Much gratitude
    Last edited by Devangel; 05-04-2006 at 10:58 PM.

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    Eh? Purely out of curiosity, how did you find or research them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devangel
    As long as I know that those agencies are legit, then that is acceptable. As for their status, I had no idea that they were BIG names.
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