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  1. How long do you give it for queries?
  2. When you don't have a bio
  3. A bio question.
  4. Querying a Collaborative Work While Agented on Another?
  5. If I dabbled in self-publishing, is it necessary to disclose it?
  6. How do You Address a Query When....
  7. Do agents want to see revised ms when they haven't requested the revision?
  8. Agency is 'discussing' it
  9. How bad is my mistake?
  10. How to find Published Author's Agent Name
  11. Back to square 1 - agent opted out
  12. When to check if an agent received your submission
  13. Where to put the pages
  14. Querying different books, different names
  15. Wait time to nudge on a revise and resubmit
  16. A Quick Question on Author Bio in Query Letters
  17. What order do I paste query, synopsis and pages into an email?
  18. Sending to Editors/No Contract
  19. do agents like series?
  20. Word count details in query letters... and the necessity of the SASE in the email age
  21. Querying a standalone novel that's sorta part of a series
  22. The Usual Word Count Question
  23. Fast Requests for Full Manuscripts?
  24. British or US English?
  25. When sending in a partial/full request...
  26. Googling common names
  27. What do you think? Agent says, "currently reading and considering"
  28. To nudge or not to nudge?
  29. Submitting to agencies after a rejection
  30. Querying during a Revise and Resubmit
  31. Agents: How do you read a manuscript?
  32. Missed a phone call...
  33. Letting Other Agents Know
  34. To mention or not...self-pub numbers?
  35. querying for a new agent a few years after a split
  36. What's a Word and How Much Does it Weigh?
  37. Formatting "Part 1," Part 2," etc.
  38. Agents and Gender (as topic/interest area, I mean)
  39. How many new clients is too many?
  40. Should I mention...
  41. Should i Mention That............
  42. Telling agents about other agents.
  43. A bio to an agent?
  44. Bios-What is relevant?
  45. "Similar Titles" and what agents want & expect in that section
  46. Thoughts about from-real-life Packages as Fiction vs as Memoir
  47. Conference pitch sessions
  48. Begin query with book excerpt?
  49. New Agent in an Established Agency
  50. Do Agents Prefer a Series in MG?
  51. Contracts?
  52. Writer as Brand
  53. Querying International Agents
  54. to the attention of
  55. oh, (bleep)
  56. Different email addresses for different query stages?
  57. Time between signing with an agent and going on submission
  58. LinkedIn Request
  59. Page limit for Samples
  60. Trying to understand PitMad
  61. "Let me know if other agents request your manuscript"
  62. Agent Exclusive?
  63. Agent track records... what's good?
  64. Reaching Out to Published Authors/Using Connections?
  65. Requerying: how soon (if ever) is not too soon?
  66. Publishing contract in hand - should I get an agent?
  67. Quick Response to Full
  68. Why partial requests?
  69. HUGE mistake no chance for R&R?
  70. If an agent asks for an outline...
  71. Selling ONE language only translation rights. Could this be off-putting for potential agent?
  72. Should you mention even the smallest publishing cred?
  73. query and a synposis complementing each other
  74. Tight timeline to pitch/publish - game plan?
  75. agent quest
  76. How long before you consider queries rejected?
  77. Mention social media/online presence?
  78. Prologue vs. Chapter 1
  79. Sent a Book Proposal Prematurely. Not the Best Idea.
  80. Using Dr. title?
  81. My query is working. Do I keep querying or wait for responses?
  82. pitch contest etiquette
  83. one or two sides?
  84. Have you ever received an advance on a book?
  85. Additional Rights in Agency Contract
  86. Why so many agents?
  87. Wait Time on Queries
  88. Full ms R response?
  89. Queries based around inciting event or 'first fifty'?
  90. Query Strategy
  91. Meeting with agent or publisher
  92. Forgot to include synopsis
  93. Waiting Etiquette
  94. Querying two novels simultaneously, and other stuff. . .
  95. Query Question
  96. Approached for foreign rights/no agent
  97. author/agent agreement: is this a standard clause?
  98. Re-Querying Question
  99. I was a Contest Finalist -- Where to Go From Here?
  100. Confused by mixed signals
  101. Responding to Partial Requests
  102. Revise & Resubmittals
  103. Should a query always reflect the first half of a manuscript?
  104. Question for agents who specialize in historical fiction
  105. Querying memoir
  106. Professional or goofy query?
  107. How short is too short
  108. Custom email address for queries
  109. questions about query writing
  110. Elevator Pitch in First Paragraph
  111. question about unusual industry credits
  112. Substantial Revision After Querying -- Which MS Do I Send?
  113. Location of agent matter?
  114. Question re: 2014 Guide to Literary Agents
  115. Querying a novel with an unpleasant protagonist
  116. Literary agent or lawyer?
  117. Agent to be Similar Age As You - Does that matter?
  118. Agents with Side Jobs - Worth Querying?
  119. Do agents automatically reject with longer query letters?
  120. Various query letters for various agents?
  121. Queries that lie
  122. Teething Problems or Flashing Red Light?
  123. Query to agent: include mention of self-published works?
  124. Mentioning an author in query letter
  125. Assistant and agent reading full MS
  126. Do editors notify agents when...
  127. The Waning Influence of Literary Agents (article written by a literary agent)
  128. Why are most agents women?
  129. Manuscript or Proposal for first time writers?
  130. Re-Querying an Agent Based on Thoughtful Rejection Letter
  131. What happens if I have an agent but find my own publisher?
  132. length of agent contracts?
  133. Can I re-query? It's been four years.
  134. Refusing an offer of representation?
  135. Question about personal information
  136. Where to start pages to agent
  137. How long to shop?
  138. how long is too long?
  139. Double Agents
  140. Personal Bio Question
  141. Querying foreign agents
  142. Please paste your Fully Formatted {whatever} into the Body of your Email...
  143. Weird Situation
  144. I have an important question that only agents and/or publishers can answer...
  145. Synopsis and manuscript
  146. Why would an agent make a quick deal with an epublisher?
  147. First X chapters vs. first X pages
  148. Requesting email contact VS. phone call?
  149. Query a novel even if you're not 100% confident in it?
  150. series?
  151. Choosing the right start
  152. Agency agreement questions
  153. Help with submission?
  154. R+R question
  155. Do authors pay for marketing out of royalties?
  156. SF vs. sci-fi vs. science fiction
  157. Question about self-published work.
  158. Following up?
  159. Professional/agent query critique?
  160. Query letter before book is finished?
  161. Which genre to put on query?
  162. Giving a Bonus to Your Literary Agent?
  163. I'm confused...
  164. What to do?
  165. Query Format
  166. Confirmation that she received my full?
  167. I have several agent offers
  168. I'm an illustrator who writes novels. How do I query?
  169. Agents for a fantasy involving a non-believer?
  170. when pasting into body of email...
  171. SASE or not?
  172. Curiosity: Why don't agents keep their agentquery.com info up to date?
  173. Query letter question
  174. :)
  175. Synopsis headache
  176. Formatting/Word count--am I old-fashioned?
  177. Query letter vs. Synopsis
  178. Is it always ok to submit a shorter synopsis than requested?
  179. Meager Synopsis... too little?
  180. HUGE Problem...Help me, Agents!
  181. 12-year-old protag = deal breaker?
  182. Notify all queried agents of offer?
  183. First 3 chapters or first 50 pages?
  184. Can a first novel be the first in a series?
  185. Different names? Different genres?
  186. When an Agent Updates You
  187. Help! How Long Should I Wait?
  188. Full request but agent changes agencies!
  189. Advice? AGENT DOESN'T HAVE Foreign/Film rights?
  190. A quick question
  191. Full manuscript request, but synopsis not ready (etiquette)
  192. Should I fire my agent?
  193. What genres/categories are overdone?
  194. Which Agent Style Do You Think Is Best?
  195. Offer of Publication - Advice
  196. Querying a new project with the last project still out?
  197. About myself in cover letter
  198. Question about epic fantasy query
  199. Etiquette: Thanking agent for personal rejection
  200. Timing your queries
  201. Question about a peculiar situation.
  202. Query help
  203. Can you query agents if you don't have a book, or only a few chapters?
  204. Have I found the Dead Zone of YA?
  205. What does "Query Letter" include?
  206. How cautious do I need to be with a new query + new name + new first chapters?
  207. Mentioning Diversity in Query Letter
  208. Do I nudge, or do I forget it?
  209. Advice about vague/contradictory submission guidelines
  210. What would you do?
  211. Referred to friend's agent Question (Etiquette)
  212. Including dedication/epigraph in full ms?
  213. Brief description of an agent
  214. Feelings on very new agents?
  215. Does it work differently in the USA from the UK?
  216. Writing multiple genres
  217. Formatting a partial: Page count
  218. Does agent favouriting #PitMad tweet a week after Pitmad is over still count?
  219. When to Move On?
  220. About to start contacting agents
  221. Getting it right the first time
  222. Should I query even though my novel still has flaws?
  223. my agent just quit
  224. Sending first 3 chapters when my book doesn't really have chapters?
  225. Rehauling novel that went on sub 5 years ago
  226. Emailing a Query to a Snail-Mail-Only Agency?
  227. International Writers contacting US/UK based Agents...is there a chance for us?
  228. Oh no - agent ignoring me - part deux
  229. I need help getting an agent
  230. Being gifted a new agent
  231. Business or Entertainment? What would you rather see from the slush pile?
  232. querying a new novel when i still have fulls out
  233. Yet more advice - publisher wants full, (post 26)
  234. Request Read Receipt
  235. Addressing a literary agency
  236. Is it too early to poke?
  237. Editor shows interest . . . but you don't have an agent
  238. Writing a CV
  239. As an agent would you ever take on *just* the subsidiary rights of a book?
  240. Odd querying question, regarding contest submission
  241. Can it all fall apart at this stage or is it just a tech snafu?
  242. agent worth it for category romance?
  243. How long to wait before nudging on a full
  244. Agents Policies on Reading Client's Additional Manuscripts
  245. Putting a query letter in in the run up to christmas?
  246. Should I just let it go?
  247. When you're asked vs when you submit...
  248. Query letter question - mentioning blogs and academic publishing
  249. How fussy are agents about comma use?
  250. Most agents don't ask for a 'query letter'