- Feb 16, 2005
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Okay, it's my turn to ask. Has anyone heard of Drew S. Maser and Associates, Literary Agents?
I vaguely remember one source that suggested using your aunt, best friend, or writing buddy as your supposed agent, but I can't cite it.James D. Macdonald said:
James D. Macdonald said:
trebuchet said:Wouldn't an editor be able to see through that?
DaveKuzminski said:Sometimes they do. Sometimes they don't. Sometimes they even write to resources such as P&E to ask for an opinion on the agency. I don't doubt for an instant that they might also write to other resources to ask their opinion about new agents on occasion.
I'd draw the opposite conclusion. It's amazing what people will do to get around clearly stated guidelines.Julie Worth said:
It's no trouble at all. You just toss the thing to the side, or in the return envelope, or whatever. Editors don't need excuses not to read a sub; they already have plenty of reasons.Julie Worth said:
At a writing conference several years ago, I heard about the members of a small localized romance writing group doing this. One of them was picked to be the agent representing all her fellow authors. They actually made it work -- but I can't imagine this working in today's marketplace. Also, I wonder what their contracts were like as she probably had no experience in negotiating contracts. (One of the most important reasons, if not the most, to have an agent.)James D. Macdonald said:
Julie, how do you manage to grab hold of the wrong ends of that many sticks at once?Julie Worth said:
You got it.Aconite said:It's no trouble at all. You just toss the thing to the side, or in the return envelope, or whatever. Editors don't need excuses not to read a sub; they already have plenty of reasons.
HapiSofi said:And what's the main reason we want to know? So we can send the right rejection letter. It wouldn't do to send a form rejection letter to an established agent.
Don't believe a word of it, Aconite. This is really all about you. You and your writing.Oh, damn. Another cherished illusion gone.
HapiSofi said:Julie, how do you manage to grab hold of the wrong ends of that many sticks at once?
Really? *squinches eyes shut* I wish for a million dollars. No, wait. A million dollars, and Spike. And a pony. Okay, I think that's good. Go to it. I'll wait here.CaoPaux said:Your wish is my command.