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ernie-j-zelinski's picture
Sep.02.2010
  This was a discussion topic listed on LinkedIn in the Writing and Publishng Group: "I am the author of a self published book, Financial Fitness For Young Adults, available on Amazon.com. I AM SEEKING AN AGENT WHO CAN HELP me market my book to a major publisher. PLEASE ADVISE." This was...
lynn-henriksen's picture
Aug.20.2010
ZEN AND THE ART OF THE BOOK DEAL Publishing Panel             Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 • 2-5 p.m.               San Francisco Main Public Library           Women’s National Book Association – San Francisco Chapter brings you the latest news in the publishing industry from the following insiders...
barbara-mountjoy's picture
Aug.09.2010
All my life, I've wanted to be a novelist. From the time I sat in the window seat of an Indiana farmhouse and wrote a blow by blow description of my cat chasing down and eating a mouse, other people have commented on my work and how they liked it. As you read this, I am a novelist. Not a newspaper...
thierry-kauffmann's picture
Jul.11.2010
I received my first rejection letter yesterday. It came three days after my query. I'm not supposed to feel good about it but I do. It marks the first time my query was taken seriously enough to warrant a reply. I will not name the agency, but I thank them nevertheless. Until I get my first...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.02.2010
   The Same River Twice by Ted Mooney. Knopf 384 p. $17.79      Literary Scandal: The Agent Who Disappeared by Claire Howorth One of the top literary agents in New York who represented Saul Bellow and others disappeared amid allegations of missing royalties. Now her former client Ted Mooney has a...
meg-waite-clayton's picture
Jun.01.2010
I've gotten a few requests from readers of this series to write a few words about how I got an agent. It's a step I skipped because I already had an agent - not my first, but my happily-ever-after agent - who sold The Wednesday Sisters, and then sold The Four Ms. Bradwells on the basis of a...
jennifer-swan's picture
May.27.2010
Do you want to come along?  I am on my way to impress the great OZ with a brilliantly written query letter (version # 53, to be exact).  I’ve been here before. In fact, it was just last week that I marched to the emerald city only to discover the doors strong-armed by guards holding WEAPONS OF MASS...
reece-manley's picture
May.04.2010
It apparently happens. I have an agent.  My memoir is now under the guiding care of Red Carpet Agency.  All Gays Go to Heaven will probably make its way to Alyson, at least that's the plan.  I'm about to have the galley of the darn thing ready after some very intense editing.  But, I'm not feeling...
barbara-mountjoy's picture
Apr.11.2010
Recently I expanded my writing goals in response to a couple of opportunities that cropped up, just to see what would happen. Normally, I write novels. Period. I'm not great at poetry, even though it's a lot shorter, because I think it's so difficult. See here. I've written short stories from...
reece-manley's picture
Apr.11.2010
My Red Room friends, neighbors and fellow neurotic writers:  Behold the Query Letter I sent in to Alan X. a "famous" memoir agent: Overcome! (working title), narrative non-fiction, memoir,~ 150000 words Dear Alan: I’ve been reading your history with memoirs, especially your appreciation...