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Jaime
02-21-2005, 04:44 PM
Hello to all. I'm a writer from Spain and I write in spanish. I need information or know your opinions about this literary agents: Barbara Bauer literary agency; Canton Smith Agency (Chamein Canton and Eric Smith; I think he was in Dreyer & Helland); Thomas Colchie; Johanna Castillo; Leylha Ahuile; Susan Bergholtz; and Laura Deil.
I would like know who is better, who is most recommendable, and your experiences with they.
Any other literary agent in the USA that represent to writers in spanish?
Your can answer here or e-mail me directly to: janaru@wanadoo.es
Thank you very much for all and congratulations for this wonderful forum.
Jaime

Daughter of Faulkner
02-21-2005, 05:11 PM
Greetings from a snowy New England!
Below you can click and view Victoria's Writer Beware Website. She also is moderator of another link on this Board that may help answer your questions. Of course, you can "google" the agents as well.

All good wishes I send your way!
Website: www.victoriastrauss.com (http://www.victoriastrauss.com/)
Writer Beware: www.writerbeware.org (http://www.writerbeware.org/)
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Daughter of Faulkner
02-23-2005, 03:15 AM
to send the contact information along to Spain. Thanks for your kind words.

All good wishes I send your way!

Jaime
02-23-2005, 03:33 AM
Hi Eileen. Really your information was very useful to me. I contacted Thomas Colchie and I'm waiting his answer.
I would need your opinions about Barbara Bauer literary agency. She charge $500 per year like fee. Is that normal? Is she a good agent? Tell me your experiences with Barbara Bauer.
I want also more information about Canton Smith Agency (Eric Smith and Chamein Canton). Are they recomendables?
Recommend me any literary agent that represent writers in spanish. Thank you very much for all.
¡Ah! excuse me my horrible english....but I'm only speak a little. :)

Jaime

rainsmom
01-31-2011, 02:03 AM
Jaime, you can go to this link and very easily look to see if (most) any agent you're interested in is recommended or not. This is a critical first step in researching agents:

http://pred-ed.com/pubagent.htm

For Barbara Bauer it says: Barbara Bauer Literary Agency: Charges fee. Not
recommended. Also a Top Twenty worst according to Writer Beware.

So stay far, far away from her.

If the company or person you're researching isn't listed, go to the Bewares, Recommendations & Background Check section here at AW and search the forum. For example, I didn't find Canton Smith on Preditors and Editors, but a search of the forum I listed gave me this thread:

http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11678&highlight=Canton+Smith+Agency

I read through the thread. I'd stay away from that agency too. Have you tried using AgentQuery.com to narrow down prospective agents?

KingM
01-31-2011, 02:21 AM
Jaime, buscas a alguien para representar tus obras allá, en España? Porque dudo que encuentres a alguien entre las agencias tradicionales en Nueva York porque casi todos los libros por aquí son o libros en ingles o libros traducidos desde ingles a español. Entonces, recomiendo que busques representación en Madrid, o quizas en Ciudad de México para los paises latinoamericanos.

En todo caso, Barbara Bauer no es agente verdadera y recomiendo que la evites.

Mr. Anonymous
01-31-2011, 02:43 AM
lol. another thread from 2005...

wheelwriter
01-31-2011, 02:51 AM
Como se dice zombie thread?

Medievalist
01-31-2011, 03:05 AM
Hi Eileen. Really your information was very useful to me. I contacted Thomas Colchie and I'm waiting his answer.
I would need your opinions about Barbara Bauer literary agency. She charge $500 per year like fee. Is that normal? Is she a good agent? Tell me your experiences with Barbara Bauer.
I want also more information about Canton Smith Agency (Eric Smith and Chamein Canton). Are they recomendables?
Recommend me any literary agent that represent writers in spanish. Thank you very much for all.
¡Ah! excuse me my horrible english....but I'm only speak a little. :)

Jaime

It is not normal practice to charge clients.

My agents have never ever charged me a dime.

The agent is paid when you receive an advance from a publisher.

You do not pay publishers either; they pay you.

KingM
01-31-2011, 03:13 AM
lol. another thread from 2005...

Oh, duh. And here I thought I was saving some guy from Spain from getting burned by a scam agent. Who keeps digging up these old bodies?

thelastwordsmith
01-31-2011, 03:18 AM
Someone that just woke up from a coma

Mr Flibble
01-31-2011, 03:27 AM
Oh, duh. And here I thought I was saving some guy from Spain from getting burned by a scam agent. Who keeps digging up these old bodies?

But you got to practice your Spanish, so it's not a total waste, right?

*looks for silver lining*

rainsmom
01-31-2011, 03:30 AM
Dang, I need to learn to look at dates. Thanks, Mr. Anonymous!

luckytranslation
01-31-2011, 04:10 AM
but for other newbies it is a helpful thread.
:)

Brindle MacWuff
01-31-2011, 04:56 PM
then I consider my intervention a blessing. thank you. I accept cash and all major credit cards.

I shall now shut up and resolve to check the flaming date next time. Sheesh!

mellymel
01-31-2011, 06:49 PM
Jaime, buscas a alguien para representar tus obras allá, en España? Porque dudo que encuentres a alguien entre las agencias tradicionales en Nueva York porque casi todos los libros por aquí son o libros en ingles o libros traducidos desde ingles a español. Entonces, recomiendo que busques representación en Madrid, o quizas en Ciudad de México para los paises latinoamericanos.

En todo caso, Barbara Bauer no es agente verdadera y recomiendo que la evites.
:Jaw: wow. you continue to impress me in every way. do you actually speak Spanish or was that a heavily worked translation???



Someone that just woke up from a coma
:ROFL:

dodoe80
01-31-2011, 08:26 PM
I always have to remind myself to look at dates when l read through a thread. Especially in the Bewhares Recommendation section.

KingM
01-31-2011, 08:40 PM
do you actually speak Spanish or was that a heavily worked translation???


I do speak Spanish, but I'll be cautious about taking any more credit than that. Every time I start feeling good about my language abilities, some native speaker invariably jumps in to correct my usage of the subjunctive. :rolleyes:

stormie
01-31-2011, 08:47 PM
then I consider my intervention a blessing. thank you. I accept cash and all major credit cards.

I shall now shut up and resolve to check the flaming date next time. Sheesh!

Another Thread of the Living Dead.

Wow, two times in two days. How do you find these old threads?!

Brindle MacWuff
02-01-2011, 01:37 AM
Another Thread of the Living Dead.

Wow, two times in two days. How do you find these old threads?!

It's a gift. And, they appear on the list of current and active posts. Weird.

So, new posts, is the haunt of zombies.

Susan Littlefield
02-01-2011, 02:36 AM
:roll:Answering 6 year old threads....mmmmm.

Chris P
02-01-2011, 02:43 AM
I do speak Spanish, but I'll be cautious about taking any more credit than that. Every time I start feeling good about my language abilities, some native speaker invariably jumps in to correct my usage of the subjunctive. :rolleyes:

Yeah, I get that all the time when I try to speak English.