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Thread: [Agent] A. Mecke Company / AMekce Co.

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    [Agent] A. Mecke Company / AMekce Co.

    Has anyone had dealings with the A. Mecke Literary Agency?

    Thanks!

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    Website is here.

    Looks legit...but what has me concerned is that they have a page entitled, "Recent Agency Sales" but it hasn't been updated since July 2006.

    They have a blog, of sorts, here, and that was just recently updated. But it seems only to talk about books, etc., they like or recommend.

    Did some more searching. Got this off their Publisher's Marketplace listing:

    THE PHYSICS OF NASCAR by Diandra Leslie-Pelecky Dutton (Forthcoming Spring 2008; editor Stephen Morrow)

    And this (although I don't know how recent because no dates are attached to these books):

    Most Recent Sales/Forthcoming Books

    ON PROCRASTINATION by William Pannapacker to Atria Books
    HE PHYSICS OF NASCAR by Diandra Leslie-Pelecky to Dutton

    BTW, Amanda Mecke is the Former VP Director of Subsidiary Rights,for 14 years, Bantam Dell (Random House), so she does have industry experience.

    Good luck!

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    The website isn't very good and seems to be on a free website you get with an isp. Dunno why an agent would put up a website and not have submission guidelines on it. (At least, that I could find.) Plus, "especially interested in new authors" is always an eyebrow raiser.

    But, she does have industry experience that checks out.

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    Thanks Jersey Girl and Havlen for chiming in!

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    Just my uninformed opinion, but they look like a better agency for nonfiction than for fiction, going by sales.
    The sf excerpt offered here doesn't suggest to me that they're really in touch with the current sf market. (Mm, mods, if I'm being disrespectful to the writer, please let me know and I'll remove that comment, thank you!)
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    Hi! Haven't been here for a while, but A. Mecke just requested a full for my literary/paranormal thriller. Anybody know anything? Her website isn't very informative. She said "send me an electronic file", so I did. She seems legit, as others have said. Should I be hopeful????

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    Updating link: http://www.ameckeco.com/
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