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badducky
10-19-2007, 11:09 PM
So, a couple weeks ago, I got a message at my MySpace page from a total stranger. The headline was "New York Literary Agent". I opened it up.

Apparently, this person is an assistant at a literary agency of some repute.

Matt Bialer had heard about me, and heard that I was not currently represented. He decided to get in touch with me. The only things he could find were my blog and my MySpace page. He asked around the office, and his assistant was the only one with a MySpace page.

She sent me a message dropping a name I recognized immediately because he was actually next on my list of agents to query. She asked me to give them a call. I double-checked the phone number at the agency website.

It was legit.

I called. I spoke with the lovely and talented assistant who was surprised I got in touch with her so quickly. They requested the manuscript.

I heard back from the assistant. She loved it. She handed it off to Matt Bialer.

I heard from Matt today, and they offered representation.

Don't nobody ever - EVER - let anybody make fun of me for having a MySpace page ever again.

That is my crazy MySpace story.

So... I think I may be the first person in the history of MySpace to get their agent through their MySpace page.

That is all.

(Hooray!)

DamaNegra
10-19-2007, 11:11 PM
Whoa. Congratulations.

Sassee
10-19-2007, 11:12 PM
:Jaw:

Can I live vicariously through your fame?

<runs off to lurk on her own myspace page>

Calla Lily
10-19-2007, 11:19 PM
Wow. Absolutely awesome. Mega-congratulations.

[runs off to get a domain name, at the very least]

JamieFord
10-19-2007, 11:19 PM
Wow! Congrats!

Does that mean that centerfold that keeps emailing me wanting to be my friend is legit??

Hillary
10-19-2007, 11:22 PM
Wow! Congrats!

Does that mean that centerfold that keeps emailing me wanting to be my friend is legit??

Yes.

OctoberRain
10-19-2007, 11:26 PM
MySpace here I come!

Congrats! :)

Pamster
10-19-2007, 11:30 PM
Awesome Badducky! I never made fun of you for having myspace, but this is definitely the craziest story I heard about myspace so far. :D Congrats on getting a good agent! :)

mscelina
10-19-2007, 11:32 PM
oh...my...god....

is it possible that my DAUGHTER is working FOR me on myspace in her own insidious way???

congrats!

Siddow
10-19-2007, 11:32 PM
Congrats for you!

Best MySpace story ever!

Lisamer
10-19-2007, 11:32 PM
You just made my day! Congrats!

Ava Jarvis
10-19-2007, 11:34 PM
Best. MySpace. Ever.

And :hooray: congratulations :hooray: !!

BarbJ
10-19-2007, 11:43 PM
:e2woo:

Sheryl Nantus
10-19-2007, 11:44 PM
w00t!!!

now, make sure you're connected to ME so that all the agents can find ME now!

:D

major congrats!!!!

badducky
10-19-2007, 11:58 PM
So... Where's the deluge of new friend requests?

You know you're all building pages now. Add me, and see if you can share some of my glory.

jchines
10-20-2007, 12:04 AM
Wow! That's great news. Congratulations!!!

What a fun story to tell new writers when they ask you how you got your agent. (And believe me, they will ;) )

Toothpaste
10-20-2007, 12:08 AM
What an awesome sorry! And congrats man, that is wonderful!

Soccer Mom
10-20-2007, 12:17 AM
:snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy:

Here I was all embarrased because I just got a MySpace page.

Whoot! Bestest story ever!

maestrowork
10-20-2007, 12:18 AM
Congrats!~

(psstttt... pass my MySpace page along...)

PeeDee
10-20-2007, 12:19 AM
Dear badducky,

I'm glad you liked my phone call and my sultry woman voice. I was a bit off-guard when you called me Matt. Glad I made you happy.

Love,
Pete

JoNightshade
10-20-2007, 12:22 AM
WHOA! I'm just curious, but what do you mean that this agent had "heard about" you?

I wish people would hear about ME!

- Jo, off to start a MySpace page...

badducky
10-20-2007, 12:23 AM
Peedee, don't get the MySpace stories confused with the Craigslist ones!

PeeDee
10-20-2007, 12:25 AM
Sorry. Can I just touch you a little, then? To rub off?

I have a shiny blog. Why don't I have agents calling me? You must have some really terrific music on your Myspace page.

Sassee
10-20-2007, 12:27 AM
Sorry. Can I just touch you a little, then? To rub off?

I have a shiny blog. Why don't I have agents calling me? You must have some really terrific music on your Myspace page.

Not really. No offense badducky... my husband was like "what the eff is that coming out of your speakers?"

badducky
10-20-2007, 12:28 AM
He heard about my first novel from my editor, and heard I wasn't represented by anyone.

When he was trying to find a way to reach me, it was the only way he could find.

Still, I do have a pretty frickin' cool MySpace page, with some awesome music, and that had to help.

NinjaBunny:Your husband is a noob if he doesn't know DNTEL. Also Kidko was up there recently, and he's an awesome IDM sci-fi musician. All of his songs are about alien invasions.

melaniehoo
10-20-2007, 12:28 AM
Wow, that's awesome!

I wonder how many new MySpace pages will start up today?

MidnightMuse
10-20-2007, 12:32 AM
He heard about my first novel from my editor, and heard I wasn't represented by anyone.

= I can still mock My Space pages, then.


:D

ETA: Myspace.

So, why the heck doesn't MySpace have a space in it? Stupidstupidstupid.

Shady Lane
10-20-2007, 01:44 AM
I actually found the guy who ended up acting as my agent through my myspace page. My friend and I had this idea for a self-publishing and distribution scheme and started a myspace page for it. I invited the head of authorsbookshop.com, who happens to live in my area, to be my friend. He accepted, and we started talking--he was enthusiastic about my crazy little idea, and asked to see the manuscript for Sublime. I showed it to him, and he loved it--and asked if he could show it to a publisher friend of his for comments. I said of course. Next thing I knew, the publisher was offering me a contract.

Kind of cool, actually.

JoNightshade
10-20-2007, 01:45 AM
Okay, I have jumped on the bandwagon. Sigh. See sig.

Shady Lane
10-20-2007, 01:46 AM
For the record, you can find me on myspace (if you look realllly hard) but I'm no longer active there.

aadams73
10-20-2007, 01:56 AM
Freakin' excellent!! Congratulations!!

rhymegirl
10-20-2007, 02:20 AM
I heard back from the assistant. She loved it. She handed it off to Matt Bialer.

I heard from Matt today, and they offered representation.
Don't nobody ever - EVER - let anybody make fun of me for having a MySpace page ever again.
That is my crazy MySpace story.
So... I think I may be the first person in the history of MySpace to get their agent through their MySpace page.

That is all.

(Hooray!)

Congrats! Good for you. I guess it is worth it to have MySpace.

Pamster
10-20-2007, 02:29 AM
I have my own website and that's about all I'm planning on doing, too afraid I'd end up with no friends on it and that would hurt more then getting no new visits to Cyber-Soup my website. ;)

But I have a couple of friends who are on it I just don't have time to maintain and set up a page there I don't think. Although your story sure makes me wanna find time Badducky! ;) :D Again major congrats to you! :D

talps
10-20-2007, 02:39 AM
*scrambles to put together lists of favorite songs, movies, books...*

That is a spectacular kinda story & huge congratulations!

Pamster
10-20-2007, 02:44 AM
Okay I am thinking about making one, it's still free right? I saw something in the terms about fees and that they reserve the right to charge for the service. I see also it says it's free so we'll see. :)

ETA: Well I chickened out, I decided to just stick with my little website and live journal for now. LOL! But best wishes to everyone making pages there. :D

Penguin Queen
10-20-2007, 03:40 AM
Wow - that is very, very cool! Congratulations!

*runs to vamp up own Myspace site*

Kentuk
10-20-2007, 04:41 AM
You are on a roll!

Saanen
10-20-2007, 05:03 AM
Oh, wow, that is totally awesome! Dude! I seem to have slipped backwards in time and become a TM Ninja Turtle in my awe!

Congrats! :)

Shweta
10-20-2007, 05:26 AM
:D
Awesome story, badducky! Congratulations!

joetrain
10-20-2007, 05:29 AM
congrats. this has cast the crony pages in a new light.

but i must admit, finding out that your were already published was a tiny dream-squelch and ultimately kept me from jumpin on myspace right away.

L M Ashton
10-20-2007, 06:14 AM
Badducky, seriously cool! Congratulations!

A. Hamilton
10-20-2007, 06:31 AM
Very cool news!

Redhedd
10-20-2007, 05:56 PM
That's fantastic! You are definitely in very good hands now. :) (Matt's my agent too!)

lkp
10-20-2007, 06:03 PM
No. *Coolest* myspace story ever!

Jean Marie
10-20-2007, 09:11 PM
Pretty cool, BD :D

wyntermoon
10-20-2007, 10:06 PM
Great news!

san_remo_ave
10-20-2007, 10:20 PM
Congratulations!

Judg
10-21-2007, 03:22 AM
Sooooo, all I have to do is find a publisher... The MySpace page I already have.

Perks
10-21-2007, 04:15 AM
Good luck, badducky. That's a terrific story!

Pamster
11-07-2007, 06:22 AM
I went ahead and made one:

http://www.myspace.com/thepamster1 :)

Thanks BadDucky for starting this thread and the general encouragement of the others here, friend me if you wanna. :D

Namatu
11-07-2007, 06:40 AM
That's awesome, BadDucky! Congratulations!

nessam
11-07-2007, 06:56 AM
That's freaking awesome. I was actually one of those dorks with a myspace page already. Hanging head in shame.