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  1. Contest Etiquette
  2. Querying agents that requested material from you previously
  3. Zombie in book, but not in query?
  4. Submitting resumes to agents
  5. Agent with proposal dr/editor suggested at 20%
  6. Natural Break?
  7. What's with the zombie aversion?
  8. Do agents and editors read a manuscript at a gulp?
  9. Using a Pen Name
  10. Question about querying with mutliple books/same universe
  11. What Exactly Is "The First 50 Pages" (or Another Number)?
  12. Pasting Pages into Email
  13. Prodding an agent on a nonfiction proposal
  14. Standard Submission
  15. An editor asked to see my manuscript once I'm agented...mention in query?
  16. Addressing query letters
  17. When talking to agents on the phone.
  18. Are there agents who automatically reject...
  19. International SASE -- use an IRC?
  20. The Use of a Pseudonym
  21. Contacting Agents
  22. Question About Querying
  23. Query and Synopsis: A Quandary
  24. Submitting chapters of larger works
  25. Time to give up on full?
  26. Agents' grapevine (or blacklist)?
  27. Do agents want to know about self-published work that sells over "X" amount?
  28. Different Approach
  29. Is a full only exclusive on request?
  30. To send or not to send
  31. Giving up on agent for future queries?
  32. rejection letters - honesty?
  33. Querying the same agency
  34. Publisher submission timelines
  35. Wrong Fit? My New Agent
  36. What to expect at a "fest"
  37. Greatly revised book--start submitting again?
  38. Making use of connections
  39. Do I still query?
  40. Getting an Agent after having Media Coverage
  41. Stylized Chapter Headings
  42. Response Times From Agents
  43. Is it rude to email an agent or editor with a question?
  44. How long do you stay with your agent?
  45. Sent partial instead of full
  46. Request for Stats
  47. What do I put in my Bio?
  48. Letting agent know about offer on another MS?
  49. How do I Interpret this Submission Guideline?
  50. Is it worth accepting these contract terms..?
  51. a question
  52. Agent for Filmscripts and Novels
  53. On a budget
  54. Pen name or Real name?
  55. Including experience in bio
  56. Comps in queries
  57. Advice for a needy newbie
  58. Leaving an agent
  59. Two choices: What Should I Do?
  60. Literary fiction literary agents?
  61. Exclusive Problem
  62. No simultaneous subs?
  63. Benefits of an agent?
  64. agency lists
  65. A Few Questions While Querying
  66. I Think I Need Some Encouragement
  67. How long does it take to hear back from an agent if they're interested?
  68. Too many words from a new author?
  69. I've sent an agent a full manuscript. How long is the usual wait time to hear back?
  70. Agent wants full manuscript in 3 weeks?
  71. Querying multiple agents at the same agency
  72. Really excited about an offer, but...
  73. Query letter question
  74. What to wear to lunch with publisher
  75. Should you treat agents and editors like normal readers or like business folk?
  76. "Financial thriller" genre
  77. Should an author ask to see contract during The Call?
  78. Manuscripts from other countries?
  79. Submitting in the UK
  80. Independent Film rights
  81. Previously Published in a Query?
  82. Too many projects
  83. Query Help
  84. Accuracy of Publishers Marketplace sales
  85. Help me to not nudge
  86. Difficulty connecting with agent
  87. How do you stay out of the spam filter?
  88. Genre problem...
  89. Hard copy or e-mail submission?
  90. How Successful Are R & R's?
  91. Signing with our names or our LLC?
  92. Publishing short stories collection?
  93. Credits in a Query Letter
  94. Agent asks for exclusivity; what do I do?
  95. 9 weeks...
  96. No Response From Requested Work
  97. Representing Adult and YA
  98. How many pages?
  99. Researching books similiar to yours in the query...
  100. Agents adding Tax or other?
  101. Sub to your top choice or last?
  102. Writers on other continents
  103. Bios and resumes for new writers
  104. Querying agents outside of U.S.
  105. Appropriate time after offer
  106. Agencies who take Inspirational or general fiction
  107. Literary, Commercial, Mainstream? Whats the difference
  108. Acknowledging an acknowledgment?
  109. What is meant by target audience?
  110. Review quotes/endorsements in a Query?
  111. The Importance of Experience
  112. Advice needed: From fanfic to novel
  113. UK Agents
  114. Advice for an inspirational novel query letter
  115. Querying for a series
  116. Two different manuscripts and agents
  117. Pitching at a conference ?
  118. Negotiating Question
  119. First Three Chapters Query
  120. A time to query
  121. What on earth have I written?!
  122. TABOO: Questions in a Query?
  123. Wow, an agent soliciting a specific writer!
  124. Do previously published non-fiction works help when soliciting an agent for a novel?
  125. Publisher accepts; now the royalties
  126. Etiquette on following on a full
  127. Two POVs in a synopsis
  128. querying while living abroad
  129. HELP!
  130. I queried an agent I shouldn't have - what now?
  131. Sending Synopses
  132. List of agents
  133. Just Getting Started
  134. First book's on subs...now what?
  135. More than one agent at an agency
  136. Confusion - Are Agents Worth It?
  137. Meeting agents at conferences
  138. Personalising Agent Letters in the UK
  139. Formatting problems in query letters
  140. 2 volumes - submission question
  141. agent exclusive
  142. 4 full MS & 2 partials are out. Keep querying?
  143. Response Time when stated time for exclusive
  144. Personal Recommendations?
  145. Agents Requesting Material at Pitch Sessions
  146. How do you "read" a rejection & know what was really meant?
  147. Is no news bad news when it comes to the query letter?
  148. Previously Self Published Story
  149. Worthwhile Credentials?
  150. Agent On the Fence
  151. What do you see too much of?
  152. Submitting co-written manuscripts
  153. How strict is the 1 page query policy?
  154. Disregard previous thread...
  155. Question on Revise and Resubmit
  156. Agents and contracts?
  157. Are manuscripts expected to be in Microsoft Word format?
  158. Spacing on Synopsis
  159. Full request and chapter break down?
  160. Conferences through the eyes of an agent?
  161. Query letter vs. Cover letter
  163. how perfect should a submission be?
  164. Why does an agent ask for an exclusive on a partial?
  165. Request rate is 2 out of 20 sent... when to revise query?
  166. Getting an editor's help
  167. I thought I gave an agent an exclusive -- but did I?
  168. An agent to writer contract???
  169. Usual response time for a (short) partial request?
  170. Two agents? (current agent does not cover certain genre)
  171. Don't you just love it when you blow a query letter?
  172. How do you word a nudge email?
  173. Query Revision help
  174. Best/worst time of the year to submit
  175. A happy dilemma, but still a dilemma - Multiple Requests
  176. Agent Newbie has manuscript, Agent Legend wants exclusive
  177. Advice needed - is my agented book dead?
  178. Agents have my book; should I send them recent info?
  179. Mention word count if a bit short?
  180. Mentioning contest
  181. Sending revisions on a full
  182. "My book is X meets Y."
  183. Query Letter NECESSARY with full synopsis?
  184. A basic question which I don't understand: advance payment.
  185. To submit more queries? Or wait for a full response?
  186. Query Queries
  187. Agented, but waa-iting.... How long is too long?
  188. Agent's website or Agentquery profile?
  189. Fee
  190. Querying an agent who read my first with my second...
  191. How to address other genre and self-pubbing in query?
  192. Need Advice
  193. Do agents base decisions more on potential, or finality of MS?
  194. Best way to send manuscript
  195. How much information to give *other* agents...
  196. Reject because of character names?
  197. Something I've always wondered
  198. American Agents, British Client?
  199. Found a mistake after queries sent
  200. query after rejection
  201. What would an agent want in this situation?
  202. Publishable Length
  203. Agent preference on reading full MS (digital or print out)
  204. Can synopsis use opening paragraph from query?
  205. Re-nudging?
  206. Non-book queries?
  207. Creative Queries
  208. Too late to nudge?
  209. Revising Revised Revisions
  210. Question about problems with selling SF and fantasy novels
  211. Pitch contests with fulls out
  212. Should query reveal ending?
  213. Comparing Your Book to Others in Query
  214. How would you query a "genreless" novel?
  215. Preferred MS font formatting for submission?
  216. Is Being a Debut Author or Having Pub Cred More Important?
  217. general or specific agency query?
  218. How do you handle the bio portion of the query when your book is ghostwritten
  219. Covering letter
  220. Won a contest, got a referral, asking for advice
  221. Has this ever happened?
  222. Selling a book that doesn't stand-alone
  223. Which Market If I Can't Get An Agent?
  224. As an agent - when do you decide to reject or sign based on a full?
  225. How to part ways with an agent who doesn't even respond to me?
  226. how many licks...questionable agent math
  227. Awkward protocol question
  228. Query question
  229. Querying before a pitch conference?
  230. Naive question
  231. Abusive Agent - What Can I Do?
  232. What to call this type of "deal"
  233. Career path of an agent?
  234. Addressing possible triggers in query.
  235. Querying agents and writing contests
  236. How long should I wait before Querying?
  237. Probably a stupid question
  238. Bidding war
  239. What Are Agents Really Looking For?
  240. A marketing analysis for fiction???
  241. Curious that I'll be passed just because there's vampires
  242. Getting rights back
  243. Is there a market for Multicultural Romance overseas?
  244. Queries
  245. Question on Exclusive Query: follow-up etiquette
  246. No is a no from all...
  247. Revising while an agent is looking at my work.
  248. Agent / Agency with vets as agents?
  249. Another topic about submitting queries
  250. It Feels Like She's My Agent, But...