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    Baby Name Maniac nancy02664's Avatar
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    List of Agent Blogs


    BookEnds (Jessica Faust, Jacky Sach, Kim Lionetti): http://bookendslitagency.blogspot.com/

    Nathan Bransford (of Curtis Brown): http://nathanbransford.blogspot.com/

    Nadia Cornier: http://agentobvious.livejournal.com/

    DHS Literary: http://dhsliterary.blogspot.com/

    Dystel & Goderich: http://dglm.blogspot.com/

    Full Circle Lit (Lilly Ghahremani, Stefanie Von Borstel): http://fullcirclelit.blogspot.com/

    Barry Goldblatt: http://bgliterary.livejournal.com/

    Jennifer Jackson: http://arcaedia.livejournal.com/

    John Jarrold (UK agent): http://jjarrold.livejournal.com/

    Caren Johnson: http://cjla.squarespace.com/

    Knight Agency (Deidre Knight, Judson Knight, Elaine Spencer, Julie Ramsey, Nephele Tempest, Pamela Harty): http://knightagency.blogspot.com/

    Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency http://varkat.livejournal.com/

    Colleen Lindsay: http://theswivet.blogspot.com/

    Jonathan Lyons (Lyons Literary): http://lyonsliterary.blogspot.com/

    Laurie McLean (Larson Pomada Agency): http://www.agentsavant.com/

    Kristin Nelson: http://pubrants.blogspot.com/

    Lori Perkins: http://agentinthemiddle.blogspot.com/

    Jenny Rappaport: http://litsoup.blogspot.com/

    Janet Reid (of FinePrint): http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.com/

    The Rejecter: http://rejecter.blogspot.com/

    Kate Schafer: http://ktliterary.com/archives.html

    Miss Snark: http://misssnark.blogspot.com/ (now retired!)

    Agent Sydney (Australian agent): http://callmyagent.blogspot.com/

    Nephele Tempest (Knight Agency): http://nephele.livejournal.com/

    Matt Wagner: http://www.fresh-books.com/blog/

    Tina Wexler: http://blog.myspace.com/tinawexler

    Wylie-Merrick (Robert Brown, Sharene Martin): http://wyliemerrick.blogspot.com/

    Andrew Zack: http://www.zackcompany.blogspot.com/

    A Gent's Outlook: http://agentsoutlook.blogspot.com/ (possible fake?)

    Rachelle Gardner at http://cba-ramblings.blogspot.com/



    Let me know if I missed any...
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    Nancy,
    Thanks for posting this.

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    Nice! I have most of those, but it's always nice to find more. Maybe this should become a sticky post? *grin*

    Oh yes. Here's another:

    Jennifer Jackson with the Donald Maass Literary Agency:
    http://arcaedia.livejournal.com/
    Good things come to those who wait...and work their tails off!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasey Mackenzie
    Jennifer Jackson with the Donald Maass Literary Agency:
    http://arcaedia.livejournal.com/
    Thanks!

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    Oh, awesome! Thanks!

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    Oh, wow, I didn't realize there were so many.

    Thanks!

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    Fantastic! Great thread! Thanks, everyone.

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    This is valuable information. Nice to have one place I can go to where I can find links to these blogs. The blogs themselves are an invaluable service and often, if I have a question, I can scroll through an agent's blog and find the answer, therefore saving the need to post another thread. Besides, they are entertaining reading. It's great that so many agents are choosing not to hide behind the mysterious mask of "The Agent" and are making themselves accessible this way. Reading the blogs and all the up's and down's of "the agent life" serves to remind me that these people are human just like me, that they, too, have good days and bad days, kids to pick up from soccer practice, hubbies to tend to, dishes to wash, pets who lie on manuscripts, and printers that go nuts right in the middle of that all-important project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbird
    ...and printers that go nuts right in the middle of that all-important project.
    LOL...I had this happen to me two nights ago when I was printing out a partial to submit to an agent who requested it. Wasted an entire hour trying to get the crazy thing to work! Luckily my husband fixed it the next morning and I got it printed off and mailed...
    Good things come to those who wait...and work their tails off!!!


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    Nephele Tempest of the Knight Agency also has her own personal blog:
    http://nephele.livejournal.com/
    Jeff


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    Great idea. Thanks for this post nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancy02664
    A Gent's Outlook blog: http://agentsoutlook.blogspot.com/
    There's some serious doubt as to whether this guy is actually an agent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by victoriastrauss
    There's some serious doubt as to whether this guy is actually an agent.

    - Victoria
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    Good Lord. This blog scares me!

    I should hope this guy isn't a real agent cause I definitely don't think I'd want to put my work in his hands to sell. Okay, the blog is somewhat entertaining reading, but nevertheless he sounds like a pyscho and makes Miss Snark seem like an absolute cuddly teddy bear by comparison.
    He openly professes to "detest" writers, as well as (apparently) most editors and just about everyone else he deals with on a daily basis. If he's on the level, and is an agent, I can only imagine what his relationships with these editors and houses must be like. I'm not sure I'd want someone pitching my work who has alienated himself from half the industry.

    Maybe he's an absolutely efficient and competent agent by day who blows off all his pent-up steam and frustrations by night via this blog. Who knows? But if this guy's on the level, he seems on the verge of going postal to me.

    I will admit, though, I never read an agent blog that elicted so many "WTF"'s from me every other sentence, so it's worth checking out for the entertainment factor if nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by victoriastrauss View Post
    There's some serious doubt as to whether this guy is actually an agent.

    - Victoria
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    Just visited this Gents blog thing - Quick someone get this man some Prozac asap.
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    Just browsed this list (and hooray for more blogs to read I hadn't yet known about) but I don't think I saw this one mentioned anywhere: http://callmyagent.blogspot.com/ An informative, fun read. From the "About Me" section: "Call My Agent! is a blog written by Agent Sydney, an Australian literary agent. Call My Agent! hopes to shed light on the sometimes shadow-shrouded world of publishing in order to help writers work out how the hell they get published."
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    Another one.

    Janet Reid of Imprint has a blog I like. http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.com/ It's got some good information, and she makes it very clear what she's looking for in submissions (right down to how many times to tab down between chapters when formatting a ms).

    She writes a lovely rejection, as well!
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    Here's another new one--Dystel & Goderich now have a blog:

    http://dglm.blogspot.com
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    And here's another new one, recommended by Miss Snark today:
    I just spent an hour reading it, and it's great!

    The Rejecter
    OUT NOW!

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    Good Grief. I suppose I should read more of "The Rejecter" because I really love Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoons.

    Is this for real? Or is someone pulling our leg(s)?

    or am I crazy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josie
    Good Grief. I suppose I should read more of "The Rejecter" because I really love Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoons.

    Is this for real? Or is someone pulling our leg(s)?

    or am I crazy?
    ???
    OUT NOW!

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    Is Rejecter still great?

    Quote Originally Posted by aruna
    And here's another new one, recommended by Miss Snark today:
    I just spent an hour reading it, and it's great!

    The Rejecter
    I just wondered if anyone still thought the advice on this blog was still "great"? It's becoming increasingly less helpful with it's shrill, argumentative tone. Plus she doesn't know what she's talking about. A recent post claimed JD Salinger was a one book author. She gave out info on YA/MG categories that's being disputed on the Child Lit thread. I'm an aspiring writer, so I'm collecting scraps of good info wherever I can find it, but this blog.....I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greeneyes
    I just wondered if anyone still thought the advice on this blog was still "great"?
    I take everything she says with a very tiny grain of salt. Her blog is fairly poorly written and doles out very little useful information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greeneyes
    I just wondered if anyone still thought the advice on this blog was still "great"? It's becoming increasingly less helpful with it's shrill, argumentative tone. Plus she doesn't know what she's talking about. A recent post claimed JD Salinger was a one book author. She gave out info on YA/MG categories that's being disputed on the Child Lit thread. I'm an aspiring writer, so I'm collecting scraps of good info wherever I can find it, but this blog.....I don't know.
    Another thing that bugs me is the attitude. There seems to be a whole blog subculture devoted to telling new writers that they probably suck and will never make it, and by the way, they're also incredibly annoying and too dumb to live. Well, yeah. But what purpose does that kind of bashing serve, other than to establish your street cred as a rough, tough, shoot-from-the-hip-and-pull-no-punches publishing guru who takes no shit from nobody?

    - Victoria
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    Quote Originally Posted by victoriastrauss
    Another thing that bugs me is the attitude. There seems to be a whole blog subculture devoted to telling new writers that they probably suck and will never make it, and by the way, they're also incredibly annoying and too dumb to live.
    Perhaps they're trying to outdo each other. I haven't looked at A Gent's Outlook for a while (I seem to remember some discussion of whether if he really was an agent) but the thing that came across, regardless of the validity (or lack) of his opinions, was what an extremely unpleasant individual he appeared to be. And deliberately so. Almost like it's some kind of game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rugcat
    I haven't looked at A Gent's Outlook for a while (I seem to remember some discussion of whether if he really was an agent) but the thing that came across, regardless of the validity (or lack) of his opinions, was what an extremely unpleasant individual he appeared to be. And deliberately so. Almost like it's some kind of game.
    Not being familiar with this particular blog, I clicked on your link and am appalled by his most recent post (the only one I've read). He attacks Miss Snark and her professionalism because she warns of scams, something he claims no "real" agent would care about. Kristin Nelson also decried publishing scams in her blog and praised SFWA's Preditors and Editors, and she appears to be a "real" agent to me. I guess the takeaway from all these blogs is to take them with the aforementioned grain of salt.

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