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  1. What are the limitations of common knowledge?
  2. when and how?
  3. When agents ask to see the full...
  4. query length
  5. Pen name and Query
  6. If the manuscript is a first part of a series...
  7. Should I resubmit?
  8. They ask for what experience you have. You don't have none
  9. Should one list self-publishing when querying?
  10. a question of ethics
  11. Simultaneous Submissions
  12. Agency's letterhead in E-Query?
  13. Oh god... what did I do? help!?
  14. Stephen King's advice on seeking an agent
  15. Mentioning previous publication question
  16. Made revisions; got a partial request. Which version do I submit?
  17. Perhaps a stupid question (concerning ABNA)
  18. Word Count vs Advance?
  19. Should I e-mail or snail mai?
  20. So I sent out the requested full and...
  21. Do any boneheaded query-related things today?
  22. Is it usually just one batch of partials?
  23. Misleading Query?
  24. Getting organized and motivated
  25. A Secret in the Wind - MG Fantasy Query
  26. How long to a reply?
  27. How much info should you divulge?
  28. Proper ettiquette for follow-up with agent
  29. Newbie needs advice on sending a requested manuscript
  30. Agent/publisher jargon for sizes of deal
  31. Is this the sort of thing you respond to?
  32. Are agencies open to negotiating their agency contracts?
  33. Worried on the Word Count
  34. When do you get a contract?
  35. Querying two different novels at the same time?
  36. Paste or Attach?
  37. What does "atmospheric" mean to you?
  38. what to do?
  39. The Call or the Email?
  40. Edits to MS
  41. What kind of revision does an agent ask??
  42. Re-querying an agent: yes or no?
  43. Simultaneous Submissions
  44. When an agent comes a'callin'...
  45. My agent gave the go-ahead
  46. Different agents on different continents?
  47. How agents review full manuscripts
  48. Contract w/ Agent Expired - Now What?
  49. Same Agency, Different Agent
  50. Queries for Memoirs
  51. Nathan Bransford & Giving Agents
  52. American WrIdol: On The First Five Pages
  53. If an agent hates your work...
  54. After your Agent Pitch's your Work...
  55. How do you know if a contract is acceptable?
  56. Helpful Query Tips For Aspiring Writers
  57. How Many Books???
  58. To nudge or not to nudge...
  59. Super Sad True Agent Story
  60. Agents that do not accept queries??
  61. Question for those who also have agents (or had an agent)
  62. Proposals
  63. Querying Two Different Genres
  64. Subconscious stealing of ideas
  65. Follow up question(s) on "Question for those who have agents"
  66. Okay to send agent proposals while waiting for revision comments?
  67. Querying multiple agents at one agency (not at the same time)...
  68. Where oh where are agents this week?
  69. Long queries?
  70. At What Point do Agents want a Book?
  71. What Exactly Is A Nudge and Should I Send One?
  72. Querying a Rewritten Book
  73. Revise and Resubmit w/ one agent - partial request from another
  74. Would you submit to an agent with such guidelines?
  75. Changing a proposal already out on sub to editors?
  76. How rigid are non-compete clauses
  77. How many queries...?
  78. Foreign Literary Agents
  79. Should I Retract Full Submission??
  80. Does Agent Gender Matter?
  81. Advice
  82. How many queries is too many?
  83. Should I...
  84. Agents suggest revisions, do I tell other agents with fulls to wait for revised version?
  85. To tagline or not to tagline?
  86. How To Query Going From Packager to Agent
  87. Advice on writing an author's bio
  88. Finding Your Dream Agent
  89. Small publishing credits in a bio?
  90. When is a publication you're in charge of worth mentioning in the query letter?
  91. How to Re-approach an agent
  92. Did I wait too long to send a full to this agent?
  93. The Twitter Persona
  94. On Synopses...
  96. "Average" sales for foreign rights?
  97. Shortest R ever
  98. Response times for partials
  99. Technical Side of Queries
  100. Is there an agent for every novel?
  101. Amazing agent wants exclusive but I have 4 fulls out already. What to do?
  102. Agent-Author agreement Clause Confusion
  103. Keeping foreign rights
  104. Is unique good or bad?
  105. What is "RT"?
  106. Need Agent Leads for LGBT themed novel
  107. Is it time to remind the agents I exist?
  108. Email addresses
  109. Query letter question
  110. Synopsis Sites
  111. I am a novice, this reply from a lit agent
  112. Query letter, biographical information??
  113. Weird, sticky ethical situation.
  114. When Approaching an agent with two authors to a book...
  115. Does one have to write a query/synopsis again for a 2nd book in a series?
  116. Somewhat unformulated question about searching for an agent
  117. What should I do?
  118. Bolding/Italicizing/All CAPS Titles in Query Letters
  119. how long is the typical partial?
  120. Fastening pages together?
  121. Do Brand Name Authors still pay Agents 15%?
  122. Reported deals, or lack thereof
  123. I think I need help acquiring the rights to my graphic novels!
  124. An Etiquette Question
  125. Agents willing to represent only subsidiary rights
  126. Enlisting the help of a "literary consultant"?
  127. 2 questions
  128. What counts as a publishing credit?
  129. How involved are agents in the writing process?
  130. A Pitch?
  131. Agents looking for dystopian YA
  132. Revise, Revised, Revision...then maybe?
  133. Confused by this Rejection
  134. Finding A Publisher For A Short Story-Photobook
  135. mentioning an author in the query
  136. how long did it take your book to sell...
  137. How often do agents represent just one book?
  138. Multiple Revision Requests
  139. Agent wants to see three chapters, but my chapters are so short!
  140. What should I do? (part 2)
  141. Using real names of politicians in a satirical novel -- a turn off for agents?
  142. Question For An Agent
  143. When an agency dissolves . . . ?
  144. Poll: How many pages is a partial?
  145. How many agents should you query at once
  146. When I'm writing a query should I..
  147. Great Article on The Interminable Agency Clause
  148. Pen Names and Branding
  149. Agents reading on Kindles
  150. Manuscripts and Submitting
  151. Agents that Represent Teen Writers?
  152. Is it better to submit a query at the beginning or the end of the submission window?
  153. Conferences
  154. The Second Work?
  155. Q about subbing shorts
  156. Is this relevant for a query bio paragraph?
  157. Contract without a query
  158. Multiple POVs / Character not in sample pages
  159. Summer- not a good time to start querying?
  160. How would you query this?
  161. Agent Does Not Specify How to Send MSS
  163. Would It Make a Difference to Agents Reading My Manuscript
  164. How long is too long to wait for your agent's notes?
  165. Self-publishing in e-format and finding an agent
  166. Re-querying with an agent referral?
  167. A New Kind of Query
  168. Messed Up.
  169. what is meant by a writer's "marketing platform"?
  170. Agent not wanting your next book
  171. Novel under a pseudonym -- query also?
  172. Should I specify the changes I made for an R & R?
  173. Not sure if I should try other agencies...
  174. R & R = tossing out baby with the bathwater?
  175. Agents Exploring Publishing Models
  176. Limiting agent choice based on next novel
  177. Betraying your agent for another one.
  178. Re-query on a resurrected trunk novel - faux pas?
  179. Agent Has Not Acknowledge Receipt of Manuscript
  180. All it takes is one agent. Hmm. Really?
  181. I don't understand the viability of my book
  182. Book Published by great publisher-good at first .. now little support / Do i need an agent?
  183. When to nudge?
  184. Agent just "goes away"
  185. YA literary
  186. How often to "update" an interested agent
  187. Different genres? (asking for advice)
  188. Agent declines but suggests rewrite: what to do
  189. About genres...
  190. Co-writer query letters
  191. Agents; Do I REALLY need one?
  192. Voice in queries OK, queries in MC Voice not. What?
  193. Do agents usually give advances on advances?
  194. Round and Round with Revision
  195. How long did it take for you to say Yes?
  196. Sending Queries on Holidays - Good/Bad/?
  197. should i let interested agent know?
  198. Offer of rep - letting other agents know
  199. Exclusive on a Partial? Should I grant it?
  200. Request for Partial: Send by Attachment?
  201. questions to ask agent offering rep
  202. Should I wait and resend?
  203. Re-Query???
  204. super small publisher or agent subbing
  205. Tell me what I'm being asked for?!
  206. Offer of pub for another MS - nudge or no?
  207. What is the correct format for email query / sample pages?
  208. Agent Who Has My MSS Has Left Agency
  209. How to deal with nervous jitters?
  210. Agent questions
  211. no query letter mentioned in guidelines?
  212. Bizarre Contract Claims
  213. My dream agent just sold a book similar to mine...still query?
  214. How and When to Nudge Agent
  215. thinking like an agent
  216. Do they mean it?
  217. The Weirdest Thing
  218. Just Kill Me Now
  219. contracts with agents
  220. What Percentage of Fulls Have You Had to Nudge?
  221. Only one...? But you have so many good agents!
  222. Agent Asks for "Proposal" re my novel
  223. Salutation question?
  224. approaching agent with an offer
  225. query to specific agent using generic email
  226. How do I find an agent's client list?
  227. Vocabulary Question - Can I use words in limited use?
  228. How to find agents starting out?
  229. Why I Hate Nudging
  230. agent first, or publishing company first?
  231. Interns: Do we love or hate them?
  232. Query letter length?
  233. Snail mailing a requested partial
  234. Multiple R&Rs with an agent
  235. Two finished MS, now what?
  236. An agent asked for MS but doesn't rep that genre
  237. Death of an Agent Clause
  238. three interwoven story arcs for synopsis
  239. Exclusivity on revision
  240. Do Agents Ignore People with No Previous Pubs?
  241. On Snail Mail...
  242. Should I include this as a publishing credit?
  243. Does the a$$ kissing in the query actually help?
  244. Query letter question
  245. The "Send me future work" request
  246. When to send Query?
  247. When Synopsis is in One E-Mail
  248. Tricky Situation
  249. When Should I Mention That I Have the Adapted Screenplay Also?
  250. Can't grant exclusive, still send?