Research, research research the agents you want to contact. Make sure these agents represent your genre, and make sure you follow the agents’ submission guidelines — every agent has a different set of submission requirements. The fastest way to get a rejection is to query an agent who doesn’t represent your genre or to not […]
Goofy and I are back to wrap up our last post: When an agent requests your manuscript. So please, put on your imagination caps (or Disney caps — whatever), and imagine the snide voice-over yet again! Now onwards!
So, it’s been a while since I signed with Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation, and I’ve yet to explain how it all happened. One of the main reasons I waited was to prevent hurt feelings or coming across as rude, but… Enough time has passed now that I think the rejected agents have forgotten […]
Trick or treat…? How to frighten away your in-laws: You should pretend that you’ve become a zombie and be making breakfast one morning, but just moving the dishes from one side of the sink to the other. Then when they come in, you can sloooooowly turn around and show them your fake-blood face and then […]
How is a movie trailer like a query letter? Or, you may be asking what is a query letter? Quick answer: in the world of book publishing, you never submit your raw manuscript to an agent or editor. Instead, you send a query, which is a letter approximately one page long that details your novel. […]