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Barrie James Literary Agency

Rivendell, Kingsgate, Torquay TQ2 8QA


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from Hoppy40
Jan 04, 2010 10:08 am

Sent a query email for sci/fi novel on 01/01/10 (new year's resolution). It was the shortest query letter I've ever devised; about three quarters of a page.

Received following email on 01/03/09.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to review your query. Although I’m currently taking on very few new writers, I'm willing to examine a hard-copy partial with the first 20-30 pages, a detailed synopsis, total word count, author's writing credits and SASE (or an indication that the material is disposable and an email response is acceptable). If I like what I see, I'll request the full manuscript and then make a decision. Please note...I do not consider simultaneous submissions.

I look forward to reading your material.

Jack Byrne

Sternig & Byrne Literary Agency

The "very" of "currently taking on very few new writers" was in italics. Looking at the other comments in this section, I'm not getting my hopes up.

Wish me luck.

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