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Thread: [Agent] Joelle Delbourgo Associates

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    [Agent] Joelle Delbourgo Associates

    http://www.delbourgo.com/aboutus.html

    the website looks good and she's got a lot
    of recent sales.

    has anyone queried her before?

    thanks!

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    Guess not, but she looks great. Best of luck!
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    Molly Lyons?

    Has anyone had any experience with Molly Lyons at Joelle Delbourgo?

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    Follow up on Delbourgo agency

    Just to follow up, I ended up signing with Molly Lyons at Delbourgo (and chose her from five agents interested in my health non fiction book proposal) and she sold my book earlier this week. She's professional, smart and I've only had good experiences with her, and this agency, thus far.

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    Just a note from her website, "Please do not submit: Category romance, science fiction and fantasy, poetry, westerns, children's books, or short story collections."


    Someone blogged them as 10 top literary agents for LITERARY fiction...
    http://literaryagentnews.blogspot.co...-literary.html
    Last edited by nicolesingslave; 11-05-2009 at 11:57 AM.

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    I just signed with Joelle. Although she hasn't sold my manuscript (YET), I'm very pleased to have her as an agent. She's very enthusiastic and supportive of what I want to do. She also made suggestions that really improved the quality of my work.

    I hope that helps.

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    Updating link: http://www.delbourgo.com/
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    Website says they offer services to both writers signed and un-signed with them. I imagine services to un-signs are for pay. Doesn't this put them in conflict with AAR? (Are they even AAR? I haven't been able to find information on this.)

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    I checked the AAR website and she appears to be a member...
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    I'm confused. On Publish Marketplace it says she does children books, but I can't really find on her site what she represents.

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    From her website:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinguicha View Post
    I checked the AAR website and she appears to be a member...
    Color me confused, then. I don't see how an AAR agent can charge for editorial and other consultative services. Perhaps I'm missing something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richcapo View Post
    Color meconfused, then. I don't see how an AAR agent can charge for editorial and other consultative services. Perhaps I'm missing something.

    Color me the same, rich. The agency doesn't separate its fee-based editorial arm from its agenting services. I'm surprised that P&E doesn't have this group flagged.
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    There's been a thread based on a blog post by Joelle Delbourgo. Apparently, she has her work email sent to her Smartphone and doesn't like receiving anything on weekends or after hours...which makes it a bit difficult for those of us on the West Coast, people who work odd shifts, etc.

    I'd post the link, but I'm terrible at it. The post is in Ask the Agent.

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    I just saw this tweet from Joelle Delbourgo. I thought I'd share this tip in case anyone is gonna query her.

    "Never start a query letter by plunging into your synopsis. Tell us what kind of book you are writing first. #pubtip" 4/14/2014 tweet

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    Huh?

    I guess that could be as simple as the stock intro: (Title) is an (word count) (genre) novel about (short, pithy logline). Skip a space, then swing into one or two paragraph synopsis.

    I'm out of practice in deciphering agent-speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filigree View Post
    Huh?

    I guess that could be as simple as the stock intro: (Title) is an (word count) (genre) novel about (short, pithy logline). Skip a space, then swing into one or two paragraph synopsis.

    I'm out of practice in deciphering agent-speak.
    My interpretation is similar to yours. Maybe begin with something like: "I'm seeking representation for Galaxy Wars, a science fiction completed at 100,000 words." Maybe add a logline. In my agent research, I actually came across quite a few agents who liked loglines. Then begin a new paragraph about your story.

    Personally, I kinda like it this way. I've always thought it was awkward to begin with the story right away, although I did it that way with my own query because that was the prevailing style (at least in QLH).

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