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The Linda S. Glaz Literary Agency

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I've never heard of her or her agency, but her submission guidelines are weird.

This one in particular stuck out to me:

"7. Marketing strategies. YES! The dreaded platform. It’s fine, don’t stress, but let me know how you are going to help a publisher market your book and what you are doing right now to become known."
 

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"7. Marketing strategies. YES! The dreaded platform. It’s fine, don’t stress, but let me know how you are going to help a publisher market your book and what you are doing right now to become known."

...Yeah, for fiction, I think this is unreasonable.

Also, her submission guidelines specify "no profanity."

This, though, I think is not unreasonable, given her speciality.
 

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The second I just found amusing. 😹

Given that she reps Christian fiction and non-fiction, I think it's probably a guideline she needs to state explicitly. Some people write work with religious themes, but aren't aiming at the market they think they're aiming at.

I get your amusement - I'm not sure I've ever written anything, short story or novel, without at least some mild swearing. But given the market she's trying to serve, it makes sense she'd put it on her site.