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Since Nancy hasn't been here in a year, I went ahead and updated the list. If you see any additions or changes, post them here or you can PM me and I'll try to keep this up to date.

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Oh Great, I didn't even know these blogs existed. I just spent the last two hours reading blogs......ugh! Like I don't have enough distractions.
Seriously....... thanks.
 

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Oh, swell. MORE blogs for me to spend my time reading so I can learn how to create the absolutely, positively, 100 percent, can't-miss, guaranteed to hook 'em like a fish, perfect query letter instead of actually writing the flippin' thing.

Must...stop...reading..and...bookmarking...Argh...getting weak...:e2faint:
 

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are these links to agents we can submit manuscripts to?
 

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are these links to agents we can submit manuscripts to?

These are links to agent blogs. Some agent’s blog, some don’t. Research the agents (these blogs can help your research), find the ones that represent the genre you write and then submit per their guidelines. Never submit a manuscript cold. You’ll need to write a query letter and then some agents may request additional information such as a synopsis, the first five pages of your manuscript or even the first three chapters. You will need to follow each agent’s submission guidelines.
 

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I queried one agent based on her blog. The way she wrote about being an agent & how she loved to read made me decide to query her. Plus she gives a lot of helpful tips. I think Ive been blessed, havent really come across any ones like you mentioned. Except Miss Snark and I admit Im far too scared to query her.
 

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This is great-- Thanks!!!
 

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In an effort to improve this, here's the status of the agent blogs in the first post. If someone with editing ability would delete the ones that are no longer active -- using judgment for those updated in 2011 but with months of inactivity -- I'd surely appreciate it.

I'll also try to see what I can do about the ones recommended by others.

Blog
Status
BookEnds (Jessica Faust, Jacky Sach, Kim Lionetti): http://bookendslitagency.blogspot.com/
Still live and active. Last post within previous 30 days
Nathan Bransford (of Curtis Brown): http://nathanbransford.blogspot.com/
No longer an agent. Now an author himself
Nadia Cornier: http://agentobvious.livejournal.com/
Dead blog. Last post in 2008
DHS Literary: http://dhsliterary.blogspot.com/
Still live and active. Last post within previous 30 days
Dystel & Goderich: http://dglm.blogspot.com/
Moved to http://www.dystel.com/ . Last post withing previous 30 days
Full Circle Lit (Lilly Ghahremani, Stefanie Von Borstel): http://fullcirclelit.blogspot.com/
Still live and active. Last post within previous 30 days
Barry Goldblatt: http://bgliterary.livejournal.com/
Dead blog. Last post in 2009
Jennifer Jackson: http://arcaedia.livejournal.com/
Moved to http://arcaedia.wordpress.com/ . Last post withing previous 30 days
John Jarrold (UK agent): http://jjarrold.livejournal.com/
Still live and active. Last post within previous 30 days
Caren Johnson: http://cjla.squarespace.com/
404 Error
Knight Agency (Deidre Knight, Judson Knight, Elaine Spencer, Julie Ramsey, Nephele Tempest, Pamela Harty): http://knightagency.blogspot.com/
Still live and active. Last post within previous 30 days
Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency http://varkat.livejournal.com/
Still live and active. Last post within previous 30 days
Colleen Lindsay: http://theswivet.blogspot.com/
On life support. No blog posts since February 2011
Jonathan Lyons (Lyons Literary): http://lyonsliterary.blogspot.com/
Dead blog by agent's decree, December 2010
Laurie McLean (Larson Pomada Agency): http://www.agentsavant.com/
Still live and active. Last post within previous 30 days
Kristin Nelson: http://pubrants.blogspot.com/
Still live and active. Last post within previous 30 days
Lori Perkins: http://agentinthemiddle.blogspot.com/
Dead blog by agent's decree, February 2011
Jenny Rappaport: http://litsoup.blogspot.com/
On life support. No blog posts since May 2011
Janet Reid (of FinePrint): http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.com/
Still live and active. Last post within previous 30 days
The Rejecter: http://rejecter.blogspot.com/
Pretty Inactive, nothing since May 2011
Kate Schafer: http://ktliterary.com/archives.html
Dead blog, no content
Miss Snark: http://misssnark.blogspot.com/ (now retired!)
Dead blog, nothing since 2007
Agent Sydney (Australian agent): http://callmyagent.blogspot.com/
Still live and active. Last post within previous 30 days
Nephele Tempest (Knight Agency): http://nephele.livejournal.com/
Moved to http://nepheletempest.wordpress.com/, posts in last 30 days
Matt Wagner: http://www.fresh-books.com/blog/
blog moved to http://www.fresh-books.com/, nothing since January 2011
Tina Wexler: http://blog.myspace.com/tinawexler
404 Error
Wylie-Merrick (Robert Brown, Sharene Martin): http://wyliemerrick.blogspot.com/
404 Error
Andrew Zack: http://www.zackcompany.blogspot.com/
Still live and active. Last post within previous 30 days
A Gent's Outlook: http://agentsoutlook.blogspot.com/ (possible fake?)
Dead blog, nothing since 2007
Rachelle Gardner at http://cba-ramblings.blogspot.com/
Still live and active. Last post within previous 30 days
 

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Nathan, I'm not convinced that the blogs which are no longer active are no longer useful; they contain a huge amount of information which many writers might benefit from. So I'm going to leave this list as it is, just in case; but your information is still valuable as it gives those of us who might prefer to only read blogs by agents who are still active a good idea of what's what. Thank you.
 

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Old Hack -- Is it possible to order the list differently, with the active blogs at the top and a second section for "Valuable Archived Blogs". While they may be valuable themselves, their inclusion with active blogs makes the presentation of links not valuable.

Also, three of them have 404 errors and others have moved to new domains. In all, the sticky would be much more useful to the group if it were ordered and weeded up front instead of requiring people to go through them all one by one, post by post.
 
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