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  1. pitch previously agented book to small pubs?
  2. Wordcraft in a query? Important?
  3. How to fire an agent politely
  4. Publishing posthumously
  5. Mention being published in a very different genre?
  6. Mentioning Self-Publishing in Query without Shooting Self in Foot
  7. Thoughts on Entering a Pitch Contest to an Editor while Querying Agents
  8. About Querying Pubs...
  9. re-query after a complete rework?
  10. Bio in the query
  11. UK synopsis
  12. Weird question about nudging
  13. Mention that someone else is considering?
  14. A Querying Plea
  15. Agent who loves debut authors
  16. Proper Manuscript submission format
  17. Formatting on queries
  18. Agents no longer giving feedback when rejecting fulls??
  19. should you look for an agent when you have a small press publisher?
  20. Querying Multiple Agents: Simultaneous or Successive?
  21. Are query letter hooks cliche?
  22. question answered--thanks
  23. publishing excerpts
  24. Co-writers, or something else?
  25. Agent's name unknown
  26. Formatting for scene breaks
  27. Publisher contact info
  28. Agent wants to know expectations?
  29. Have an agent, but contemplating self-publishing anyway
  30. Foreign Rights Question: Who Ends up Publishing/Printing your Book?
  31. Do agents take on novellas?
  32. Should I include this in my query?
  33. Request for a full - full disclosure?
  34. When agents list "children's" or "middle grade"
  35. Teenage Writer
  36. Question about Query & Explicit Content!
  37. When to hand in a novel?
  38. The Customs of Intellectual Property
  39. Intra-Agency Querying Etiquette
  40. Can I have different agents for different novels at the same time?
  41. An agent is reviewing my full manuscript. So what?
  42. Gentle Nudge?
  43. How long before querying the same agent
  44. Agent not taking on new clients....
  45. Making it to 100+ Queries
  46. agents and new authors
  47. Wait time
  48. A Revision & Resubmit Question
  49. agent question
  50. How do I tell other agents with my ms that I've been offered representation?
  51. Does having pre-published work effect your getting an agent?
  52. Isolated authors and publishing
  53. Synopsis Query for Multiple Characters
  54. Is there a way that I can get my query letter evaluated?
  55. A Pat Rejection?
  56. Negotiating a deal yourself when you have an agent
  57. With apologies, a query.
  58. Querying an agent in a different country?
  59. Stating word counts in queries
  60. NF proposal for a series of interviews?
  61. Help when sending a requested FULL MS
  62. Is it time to switch agents?
  63. when polished query letters fail . . .
  64. Should you tell an agent who requests the full that another agent has also done so?
  65. Are there subjects that just wont get published
  66. Not accepting unsolicited manuscripts
  67. Contract Concern
  68. Ways to see an agent's client list
  69. Agents: Synopsis or Pages?
  70. Question about acronyms
  71. Selling e-book rights
  72. Questions about drawings
  73. How many genres are too many?
  74. Contacting agent prior query?
  75. An interesting example of a query letter via an agency
  76. Timing of query letters?
  77. Multiple POV in the query
  78. Should a query refer to current news?
  79. Question about MSS format
  80. When the dream agent offers representation and other agents are still reading your full MS
  81. Querying Publishers and Agents Simultaneously
  82. How to decribe a PoC in your query.
  83. requerying an agent
  84. Re-querying an agent who previously offered
  85. When an agent asks
  86. search for new agent and end of previous contract
  87. Being offered representation before a manuscript is completed.
  88. Deciding between agents
  89. Sending a revision to an agent that has my full
  90. Junior agent v. agent
  91. Querying in the summer
  92. Single books or series?
  93. Agent feedback mid-read
  94. UK agencies
  95. Should you mention in a QL that a publisher has asked for the full of your MS?
  96. Do book titles have to be all caps?
  97. Foreign Agents First
  98. A question about wooing a literary agent,
  99. Relevant Information in a Query
  100. Giving up on a particular agent
  101. Mentioning previous partials
  102. Is it acceptable practice as a writer...
  103. Piching a Cookbook?
  104. Do I take agents who say "I don't accept..." off my list?
  105. Published w/o an Agent, but Still WANT One...
  106. Sending a thank you on an R?
  107. Querying with controversial subject matter
  108. Query a senior agent, get a response from a junior
  109. Care and feeding of agents.
  110. 3 Agents, 1 publisher and an asshole
  111. How long before I give agents with full a nudge?
  112. What do I do?
  113. Help. What's the protocol here?
  114. Advice on traveling agent
  115. When agent wants to know about other agents - Update
  116. Two Agents or One?
  117. Agent is MIA, Please Advise
  118. Wrote a story, need Agent.
  119. How Do I Find An Agent For A Large Novel?
  120. Agent feedback
  121. Peculiar Quandary!
  122. WHY do Agents act like...
  123. Agent Hunter: Agent search site in the UK
  124. Tactics for querying a multiple PoV novel
  125. Request for Feedback
  126. Should online forum followers be mentioned?
  127. Hoping for some query feedback
  128. How to Be Your Agent's "Dream Client"
  129. Encouraging Closure
  130. publishing terminology
  131. Help! Need answers
  132. What constitutes a "bio"?
  133. 3 questions on waiting for agents and publishers
  134. which comes first; editor or agent
  135. How important is prestige of agency client list when choosing an agent?
  136. The Frankfurt Book Fair
  137. Ask Pam van Hylckama Vlieg:
  138. Murphy's Law of Submissions.
  139. Is it worth it to look for an agent only for foreign rights ?
  140. Agents: How many queries do you actually get per day?
  141. Offer of Representation - is it worth chasing other agents?
  142. A Silly Question about Querying Adult Genre Fiction
  143. Changing Agents
  144. Meeting question
  145. I forgot to slip in the SASE
  146. referral to agent who does not represent my genre
  147. Notifying other agents of offer
  148. Full MSS requested: how eager should I be?
  149. Breaking up with Agent
  150. Timing of Emails
  151. Telling ALL agents I submitted to that the book is taken?
  152. Partial request for a ms in revisions
  153. when an agent asks to see your next project
  154. Being a literary agent: Juliet Mushens
  155. Agent response time QUESTION.
  156. novel in 3rd, query in 1st
  157. Have contract, but no agent
  158. Re-approach no response agent?
  159. Contract offer on novella. Worth mentioning?
  160. Digital First Agents
  161. Same agent, different novel
  162. My agent has left: next steps?
  163. How Many Rejections Are Enough?
  164. Full MS with an R&R, now a publisher has requested the full
  165. Is this a red flag?
  166. Query letter AND synopsis?
  167. Three minute pitch session at writers' conference
  168. How long should I wait?
  169. Movie producer interest
  170. agents asking for a 'full manuscript'
  171. Mentioning tweets: Creepy or shows initiative?
  172. Agent asking what other agents "reactions" are
  173. Queries and E-Queries for Screenplays
  174. Revise And Resubmit
  175. No simultaneous queries/submissions
  176. OK to Nudge?
  177. Was this a referral?
  178. When pasting first 5 pages into email, include cover page?
  179. If your book is more than one genre- who to query?
  180. Do you write under a pen name?
  181. Stand-Alone vs. Series in Queries
  182. Include Images in Mss Sample?
  183. Do you include the ending in the cover letter?
  184. Is it a snub or should I wait a little longer!
  185. Maps with manuscript
  186. Query letter and synopsis
  187. When an agent asks
  188. Agents using their website to sell things to authors
  189. Calling an agent by their first name
  190. Should I bother with an agent in the beginning?
  191. If your current agent passes...
  192. The standard procedure of being asked to revise
  193. Differences in queries
  194. The Thread I Thought the Other Thread Would Be...
  195. Agents switching agencies
  196. Larsen Pomada Literary Agency
  197. Concerning agents and m/m
  198. Do agents always acknowledge receipt of...
  199. If your book isn't the current "fad" will it get passed up?
  200. Still confused by the term "commercial fiction"
  201. Hybrid authors
  202. Time to Wait to Hear on a Revision Request
  203. How to politely withdraw MS from consideration?
  204. Canadian or British Agents
  205. Confused- educational fantasy MG fiction
  206. Writer Associations
  207. My Novel: Something of the American Indian
  208. Best Way To Query as a 1st Time Novelist
  209. Including revision when notifying of offer?
  210. When to ask about next book?
  211. Always send sample pages with query?
  212. Pitching at Conferences
  213. What do you ask?
  214. Postal Letter or Email?
  215. Do gimmicks Work?
  216. Revise and resubmit on a partial
  217. Agent sent me the reader's report of my ms
  218. A question about Fulls
  219. the art of nudging your agent (alternate title: is this weird?)
  220. To personalize or not to personalize?
  221. First Chapter Problems
  222. Synopsis
  223. How to present a pseudonym?
  224. Do agents care about your awards and publications?
  225. Question about submitting agented questions
  226. Do agents care if you have an MFA?
  227. Best to start with A-list or B-list?
  228. E-mailing Sample Pages with Narrative Images
  229. Querying Multiple Agents in Agency
  230. Etiquette and/or overthinking.
  231. Should I mention illustrators in a query personalization?
  232. Query Letter Bio Question
  233. No Bio Info? what to do?
  234. When a book doesn't stand alone . . .
  235. Dialogue in synopsis?
  236. How's this Query Letter Look?
  237. Great lit fiction queries
  238. Query the same agents with evolved version of same book/different title?
  239. A MS's progression from reader to agent?
  240. Etiquette for following up on a full request
  241. Do you attach your MS to a Query letter?
  242. First agent experience jitters
  243. snailmail queries with sample chapters and/or proposals: staples or no staples?
  244. Exclusive Submissions
  245. Revision Requests from Agents?
  246. What to do when an agent asks for more time, but you already have offers.
  247. Nonfiction: Publisher has given me an offer - do I need an agent?
  248. Query Letter Questions.
  249. Nonfiction: My friend has an agent who stopped shopping her book until she builds her platform
  250. Reacting To No Response