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Max Gartenberg Literary Agency

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bobbylew

It seems that most threads on this board tend to lean towards the negative about litereary agents and rightfully so. I just want to get the word out that I have an agent by the name of Anne Devlin who is with the Max Gartenberg agency who has been trying to sell my manuscript for a couple of months. I am VERY happy with her work. She sends me the letters(of rejection) LOL and has answered my emails in a timely manner. My manuscript may not sell, but it sure won't be because of my agent not pushing hard enough!

Bobby Lewis

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That's really good for you. Good luck with you piece. I don't notice where there is a lot of agent bashing going on here; just that some have had bad experiences.
 

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Has a $ on P&E, http://www.anotherealm.com/prededitors/pealm.htm
A quick search on Amazon.com reveals Max is a writer as well as an agent. The books listed are between US$7 to US$33, with average about US$13.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=Max+Gartenberg
PM's site said that there's been no reported new deals since 2007: www.publishersmarketplace.com/cgi-bin/dealmaker.pl?id=4927

A reference about no response here: http://www.spywriter.com/litagency6.html

Agent: Audrey Young, http://www.querytracker.net/agent.php?agent=924
 
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I queried Dirk Devlin in March. Weeks after I sent the query, I was offered representation from a different agent. On April 1, he emailed me asking for the first three chapters via snail mail. I told him I already had an offer, but thanked him for his interest. Overall, my experience with him was professional and satisfactory.
 

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