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    Mention my age or not?

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by EHoff, Feb 12, 2014.

    Is it a good idea to mention that I'm only 16 in a query letter or should I wait until I (God willing) get a request for a full or partial? I would think it would either be a really big turn off (Oh, this writer isnt mature or even of legal age!) or a turn on (Hey! A teen author! We could get some publicity out of this!) While I suspect it would be the latter, I'm not entirely sure. What do you think?
     
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    Don't mention your age. Your manuscript will speak for itself. However, you may need an adult to sign the contract at a later stage.
     
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    I wouldn't. If your age is in the query, agents might not even read your pages.
     
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    Not
     
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    Don't do that, and most certainly don't use Jack M. Ehoff as your pen name.
     
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    ditto all of the above...
     

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