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  1. Rotary Rocket

    Rotary Rocket New Member

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    Science fiction agent contact

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Rotary Rocket, Aug 20, 2011.

    I'm at the point in my novel that I am shopping for ageents. The agency I am most interested in allows mail or email submissions. I've always been an instant gratification person, but is there a preferred media?
     
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    You always submit according the the agent's (or publisher's) requirements.

    Frankly, if you're addicted to instant gratification, writing is not your field.
     
  3. Rotary Rocket

    Rotary Rocket New Member

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    Well, I've been kicking this idea for ten years or so, but thanks for your concern over my mental health.
     
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    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    if you haven't got a completed, edited-to-perfection ms ready to submit, then you're not ready to shop for agents...
     
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    This website allows you to search for agents based on their submission methods and their genre.

    http://www.agentquery.com/

    Remember rejections come quickly and requests come slow. Sometimes you can get a rejection for an email query the same day you sent it! However requests for material will generally take a few weeks.

    When they have your material, it will take them a few months to read it.

    Good luck!
     
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    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    even rejections can take seemingly forever... and often they're not sent out at all...
     

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