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    So my book is almost ready...

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by hanger_boy89, Feb 9, 2016.

    To send to an agents/publishers. Does anybody have any advice on how to approach them, or ideas on the sorts of things I need to be doing? Anything would be helpful, thanks :)
     
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    For every agent, read carefully what they say. If they say, "I dont take in fantasy/scifi manuscripts," then they don't and that's terminal. If they give you instructions regarding contacting them, just be sure to follow them. Also the letter you send them, is equally if even more important than the manuscript itself, so take your time. Create a first draft, and start to edit and enhance. Plus, keep it pretty tight and short.

    I have never done this myself, but these are the major points I see people say and give.

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    And don't lose your hope!! Promise me to contact 50 different agents and 50 different publishers, don't stop after first NO.
     
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    Ok, thanks for this! I know it will probably take a long while before somebody decides to give me a shot, if at all, so I'll keep trying. I just need to finish my editing and then I can get working on my letter. Fingers crossed I get somewhere!
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    I would research and research how to write a good query letter. I wish i could find the blog, but this lady had contacted many different agents and publishers asking them what not to do and what to do in a query, it was very informative...if anyone else knows what I am talking about please link because I would like to read it over again.

    Anyways this is a good alternative: http://writersrelief.com/blog/2011/05/query-fail-how-not-to-write-a-query-letter/
     
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    I'm finding this site really helpful with my queries: https://querytracker.net/

    Good luck!
     
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