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    [Agency] The Creative Culture

    The Creative Culture, Inc.
    72 Spring Street, Suite 304
    New York, NY 10012

    Has anyone heard of this agency? I checked but did not find a prior thread.
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    Laura Nolan from Creative Culture

    Hi all -

    Can't find a thread - Laura has my full along with two other agents. In case the miracle happens, does anyone have any feedback on her? Thanks so much!

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    Best of luck!
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    Via today's Publisher's Lunch: Matthew Elblonk, formerly of Collins Literary, has joined The Creative Culture.

    - Victoria

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    Erm, what's Publisher's Lunch, if you don't mind my asking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiny Norman View Post
    Erm, what's Publisher's Lunch, if you don't mind my asking?
    It's a free e-mail newsletter from PublishersMarketplace.

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    Hokay, folks, I called and as it turns out it's his first day and his new email address is matthew@thecreativeculture.com.

    Thanks again Empress!

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    Just wondering if anybody had any updates on this agency?
    http://www.thecreativeculture.com/
    (they've got an interesting sounding name)

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    My e-mail to submissions@thecreativeculture.com bounced back. Has anyone submitted to them recently and had any luck?
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    Wink Sub to Matthew Elblonk

    I attempted submission on 3/28 to submissionsATthecreativeculture.com with a bounce back stating the mail box was over quota. I just resent it to the matthewATthecreativeculture.com and it went through just fine. So, you can opt to try that addy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoisLane View Post
    I attempted submission on 3/28 to submissionsATthecreativeculture.com with a bounce back stating the mail box was over quota. I just resent it to the matthewATthecreativeculture.com and it went through just fine. So, you can opt to try that addy.
    I just tried the submissions address again and it still bounced back.

    Let me know if you get a reply from Matthew.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maui Author View Post
    I just tried the submissions address again and it still bounced back.

    Let me know if you get a reply from Matthew.

    Thanks!
    Will do!
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    Anybody hear back from Creative Culture?

    I was wondering how long, in general, it took for an agent at CC to contact someone -- especially Mary Ann Naples, via e-mail.

    I am asking "in general" because my e-query elicited a quick e-mail back which stated that because of the volume of e-mail received, I wouldn't be receiving anything further unless CC was interested in my work.

    Well, how do I know I should (or shouldn't yet) cross them off of my 'pending' list if they don't send rejections?

    I HATE it when an agent/agency doesn't bat something definitive back to me after I submit a query ... I never know when to give up hope.

    In any case, back to my question: anybody have any info?
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    Question About ready to query BUT...

    Hi guys!

    I'm about ready to submit my first query to an agent. I'm not even sure if this is the right place to post this. But I was wondering if anyone has had any experiences with the literary agency The Creative Culture ( http://www.thecreativeculture.com ) .

    In their guidelines, they require 4 to 7 pages of the first chapter. In my case however, there is a prologue, only 1 page in length and is very much a part of the story. Should I submit both the 1 page prologue and maybe 6 pages of my first chapter? Or just 7 pages of the first chapter? Or just the 1 page prologue? And what do literary agencies usually require when it comes to formatting? The standard Courier New font size 12 w/ double spaces (this is to verify the number of pages I should submit).

    Oh yeah, I already emailed them to ask about the guidelines but I haven't gotten a reply.

    Appreciate any input. Thanks much
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    Which agent are you targeting? I'm curious because it looks like this agency does primarily non-fiction.

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    There's a thread for them in the Bewares and Background Check forum. And yes, you should use standard manuscript format. Double spaced, Courier or TNR. If the prologue is integral, send it; if it's not, don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlene View Post
    Which agent are you targeting? I'm curious because it looks like this agency does primarily non-fiction.

    Carlene
    Mary Ann Naples. She was the agent for "When Elephants Dance"
    "Kanang problema, mura rana'g panganud. Mulabay ra na..."
    "Problems are like clouds. Eventually, they'll pass..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by caromora View Post
    There's a thread for them in the Bewares and Background Check forum. And yes, you should use standard manuscript format. Double spaced, Courier or TNR. If the prologue is integral, send it; if it's not, don't.
    Thanks much caromora! I'll make sure to check that thread in Bewares and Background Check as well
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    "Problems are like clouds. Eventually, they'll pass..."
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    "Fires & Embers"
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    Editing/Revision Progress:
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    2010 - 150,000 words

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    I agree-- keep the prologue. The editors will want to see if the story grabs them from the start (just like when you're trying to decide if you want to read a book and you check out the first few lines/paragraphs/ pages)... and this will help them. Plus, if you've got a good prologue, all the more reason to pass it on to them! Good luck!!

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    I just wanted to say good luck!

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    I just want to say good luck, too!! And thanks for posting your question, I too have a prologue and was wondering if it should be added or not.

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    Anyone dealt with this agency lately?

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