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11-15-2008, 02:06 PM
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I am getting ready to start querying for a couple of fiction novels. I will be querying U.S. agents and publishers, but I am living in Okinawa, Japan.

Will agents/editors balk at this for any reason? (i.e., how long it takes to send hard copies of manuscripts, etc) Obviously I'll be including appropriate postage, but it can certainly take forever and a day for things to be sent back and forth.

Should I say anything about it in my query? Suggest e-mail as a faster means of communication?

Thanks in advance. I'm just trying to make sure I don't shoot myself in the foot over something silly.

Mr Flibble
11-15-2008, 02:12 PM
Well if you first go for ones that take e-mail queries should be a doddle.

I queried a few guys in the US - I asked them first if they took overseas subs ( all said no problem) and everything was done by e-mail. My full requests were also sent by e-mail.

In fact the only thing sent hard copy was the contract.

L M Ashton
11-15-2008, 02:53 PM
This has been discussed a few times already, so you might want to do a search.

Summary: Agents/publishers don't care. They want what they can sell, and if that comes from an author in Chennai, they'll buy it. But querying through email first is a good idea if only for convenience.