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05-14-2009, 05:21 AM
I am trying to strategize before I begin the query process and make myself more marketable. I still have a while before my MS will be ready.

My question is:

In a query what would be more appealing to an agent, winning a short story contest or having published a short story in a magazine?

05-14-2009, 06:52 AM
It depends on what the contest is and what the magazine is, and which one will get your work more exposure.

05-14-2009, 10:42 AM
What she said.
It only works in your favour if it is a contest or magazine that the agent has heard of.
See Jennifer Laughran's recents posts for her view on this