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  1. Second book, Different Genre - What to do?
  2. How many agents do you query at once?
  3. My agent is leaving. Should I ask for a referral?
  4. How long before I hear back for first request?
  5. How much should I communicate with my agent?
  6. How long is too long??
  7. Questions to Ask Agent Before Signing
  8. Agent Batting Averages
  9. When to Follow Up?
  10. One agent's take on queries
  11. Central theme?
  12. Question regarding revised MS's and queries
  13. CVs and Biographies
  14. Are agents turned off by published excerpts?
  15. Question about poss. offer of rep. and a req. for a full
  16. Prologues
  17. Attach or Paste in Email?
  18. How many novels does it take to give up your day job?
  19. Requested Material?
  20. Omniscient manuscripts
  21. A question about putting a warning in query
  22. Personal info in email query?
  23. Literary Agents - Reading between the lines
  24. Question about agent sales
  25. Submitting PB MS to agents
  26. On mentioning a self-pubbed book in a query
  27. Sending out a physical sample...
  28. Agent meetings at conferences
  29. Qualifications
  30. Annoying
  31. agents & revisions
  32. Interested in becoming an agent, but...
  33. Agents specifically into High Fantasy
  34. Another silly question
  35. Feedback??
  36. Agent/author agreements for a series
  37. Possibly dumb question about queries
  38. Mentioning Submissions to Other Agents
  39. Multiple projects, what to do?
  40. proper salutation in query
  41. Which comes first, agent or publisher
  42. Alarming Trend
  43. Lackadaisical, limited offer of representation - anyone else?
  44. when to put query on hold
  45. Status Query, Take Two
  46. Just when I think I have this submitting stuff down...
  47. Poking Agents
  48. "going out with it"??
  49. A little worried
  50. Re-submitting a book already in print
  51. If you get "the call," how do you handle the other fulls you have out?
  52. International Dilemma
  53. How many queries/submissions are just abysmal?
  54. nudge now or later?
  55. What should I send with my partial?
  56. Dedication Pages and Illustrations
  57. Writing to an agent's assistant
  58. UK Agents - a breakdown
  59. Agents, Publishers and distance
  60. How possible is it to get an agent if....
  61. UK vs US agents
  62. Is Voice Important in a Query?
  63. Waiting on a Full
  64. Agency request two week exclusive etiquettes
  65. Query to Agent
  66. Agent wants exclusive while I do revisions
  67. How to tell an agent...
  68. Email Formatting Fail
  69. Querying
  70. Is it a good idea too...
  71. When agents submit
  72. another nudging etiquette question
  73. Unspecified Submission Requirements
  75. Answer to desperadium
  76. Do Agents look for Authors?
  77. Publication/submission history?
  78. Did you send your agent a thank-you?
  79. Query now or wait til after Bologna?
  80. Queries to another in house agent
  81. Twitterstalk?
  82. First time nonfiction questions
  83. Could use a little help here...
  84. What to submit when an agent approaches YOU?
  85. New Agent Wants to Submit A Book My Old Agent Couldn't Sell...
  86. Sending Revised Partial?
  87. Can a successful self-published book be re-queried?
  88. What To Think?: Second MS Read and Request for More Info
  89. Young(ish) Protagonist in Adult Fiction
  90. How much do agents actually read?
  91. If my YA contains fantasy or sci-fi elements?
  92. Question about percentages
  93. Quirky queries?
  94. Question about submitting specific materials to agent...
  95. Oh, help!
  96. Help! How do you write an author bio?
  97. Agent's %
  98. How to address an agent
  99. Agent has asked what I do for a living
  100. Query Format question.
  101. Ask editor about agent?
  102. What does an Agent's "second read" mean, if anything?
  103. MS request, how long does it take to read?
  104. Does Not Accept Queries
  105. Resumitting a query
  106. looking for a good, honest agent.
  107. Avoiding bad agents
  108. Successful agents/publishers especially interested in women's issues.
  109. Trouble landing an agent?
  110. Synopsis in first person?
  111. An agent's list
  112. Contract Negotiations
  113. Question about query letters
  114. Mentioning POD, but not as pub credit
  115. A newbie needs some help....
  116. Synopsis question
  117. Will An Agent Accept A Self-Published Book?
  118. Mention Malice Domestic Contest?
  119. True Crime- before the case is closed
  120. Changes for Agents
  121. How long should I wait?
  122. Question on exclusives
  123. Keeping a MS on file.
  124. Trademark infringement?
  125. London Book Fair
  126. Some really goofy questions about interning
  127. Compare-Contrast: Publishers and Agents
  128. When is it okay to send your query?
  129. No response to e-mail query
  130. are print and epublishing on the same levels?
  131. Mentioning that you've contacted an agent before
  132. Synopsis length and questions
  133. "Full Synopsis"
  134. Is the author expected to know the market?
  135. The impact of previous publications
  136. Is my agent dumping me?
  137. Agent/author Lucienne Diver- 3 Things Every Writer Should Know
  138. Ask-the-Agent threads, past and future tenses
  139. Stealing my thunder...?
  140. What's the process in most agencies?
  141. Which one to choose??
  142. Talk about non-response...
  143. Two silly querying questions
  144. Please critique my modus operandi
  145. Here's one nobody else has asked ...
  146. From Canada to the U.S.A
  147. Is This Typical
  148. Etiquette question
  149. Sending partial?
  150. Genre before hook?
  151. Response time for requested material.
  152. Agent I met wants to see a full, BUT...
  153. Bad Timing?
  154. where does genre and word count go?
  155. Multiple submissions to editors
  156. Contract questions
  157. When to contact an agent
  158. Should I mention my blog in the query letter?
  159. So confused...
  160. personalizing a query
  161. Agent Recommended Revisions and the Querying process
  162. Simultaneous submissions after request for full
  163. I have no clue what I'm doing
  164. marketing suggestion in a query
  165. Agent Email Protocol
  166. Waiting for Notes
  167. In resubmission meltdown.
  168. Ask Kathleen Ortiz! Ask the Agent Summer Spree!
  169. Enough with the poking already?
  170. Querying with weak credentials
  171. What do I do now?
  172. Query agent - writer in disguise?
  173. Stuck on Synopsis
  174. Um... wha'd'ya mean, "synopsis"?
  175. Why not "seeking *your* representation"?
  176. After someone accepts your novel?
  177. Remind After 7 Months?
  178. RE: Inexperienced agent at established agency
  179. Changing Names
  180. Should I wait?
  181. Copyright & Competitions
  182. Book length question for too-long book
  183. "10-page sample" looks more like 15...
  184. A question about genre
  185. What are agents looking for in a historical
  186. first 50 pages
  187. Is e-publishing a dead end?
  188. Is it necessary??
  189. Query question
  190. agents that only respond to email queries if interest, but ask you to tell them if yo
  191. "Chick-Lit" -- what's it called now?
  192. Does a gender match between you and your agent matter?
  193. Is non-paid still considered Published?
  194. Web publication affects hardcopy publication?
  195. Interning and Querying
  196. I don't wanna send the partial
  197. How to bind samples?
  198. what do you do when someone offers you representation?
  199. Query Letter Discussion...
  200. Must I have copyright permission before querying?
  201. Problem with agents
  202. Querying multiple ideas?
  203. Holding out for a better offer?
  204. agent's assistant sending my book?
  205. American author/UK agent?
  206. Replying to Agents...
  207. Received the exact same response from two different agents
  208. No such thing as a stupid question?
  209. how much info to share with agent
  210. Should I include review in my query? And, if so, how?
  211. How many chapters of a memoir on sub?
  212. I was stalked have tapes to want to write
  213. Agent reply
  214. Nathan Bransford: The Rejection Letter of the Future Will Be Silence
  215. Phone calls instead of letters
  216. advice about a submission
  217. BIO on full request--first or third person?
  218. Book Sponsors
  219. Anthologies, Copyrights and Rights
  220. How to get to know your market
  221. Pakistani seeking a literary agent
  222. Why you should write a series. :)
  223. Re-Querying after rejections?
  224. query different agents from same firm
  225. Odd question concerning sending multiple queries
  226. How Strange is This?
  227. Resubmitting Question
  228. Am I Being a Jerk?
  229. Does it look bad if I query multiple agencies?
  230. Some questions regarding querying
  231. Format problems
  232. Querying Dilemna
  233. Okay to include a revised ms when nudging an agent?
  234. which email to resubmit to?
  235. is a book agent like a real estate agent or like a something else?
  236. Addressing agencies who say "will be read by all"
  237. Questions about multiple submission and etiquette
  238. Question for those of you that have been published...
  239. Encl SASE on Full Sub?
  240. Multiple agent request dilema
  241. Help! What's an appropriate response to request for more?
  242. I think it's time to nudge my agent, and I'm nervous
  243. Submitting to new agents while MS is being re-subbed.
  244. How long should I wait?
  245. Got a request! How to send it?
  246. Requery or Move On?
  247. Made a stupid mistake... will this stand against me?
  248. Help! Multiple Agent Offers
  249. Conference: To Attend or Not Attend?
  250. Movie rights