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Formerly with Anderson Literary. Current whereabouts unknown.

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Mr. Adam Friedstein

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from Patrick (admin)
Sep 08, 2013 3:05 pm

Profile Update: Formerly with Anderson Literary. Current whereabouts unknown.
from shawnmcdonald
Aug 16, 2013 10:03 am

Professor, didn't you finally score an agent?

Is there some reason you continue to hang around these comment threads gracing us with your superior (just ask you) wisdom?
from professor
Jun 12, 2013 5:40 pm

Wondering why you would not follow an agents directions is not being surly or condescending unless you already have an attitude and it's really not necessary or appreciated here. Lots of us are willing to help any way we can.

This is a very long process for most people and it requires a professional approach. Writing the manuscript is the easy part - finding the right agent is every bit as difficult. Most want a query, but some specify they want more, be it a query and synopsis or some number of pages. Patrick has info in the sidebar and the agent's website (if they have one) almost always say specifically what they want.

Getting an agent to look seriously at your work is hopefully what you are after, so I guess if asking a simple question regarding following their directions is condescending, so be it.

All the luck.
from Joseph_05
Jun 12, 2013 10:56 am

Thank you, angel :-)
from KristenH
Jun 12, 2013 6:31 am

Joseph, yes 50 pages or less is a partial request (chapters 1-3), and that's good for you to get a bite. Some agents ask for a synopsis or some pages/chapters for their submissions requirements, while others accept a plain query. Just follow the submission guidelines and you'll be okay.
from Joseph_05
Jun 11, 2013 11:44 pm

You mean there's no need to be surly back to you. Why would you not do what they ask for on their website? sounds pretty "surly" if you ask me, even a bit condescending. "whatever the agent asks for is generally considered the prime directive" is all the answer I needed. Thanks.
from professor
Jun 11, 2013 9:43 pm

Sorry you felt the need for a simple answer to set you off. This is a long process for most and questions get asked, but whatever the agent asks for is generally considered the prime directive. Pretty simple and really no need to be surly.
from Joseph_05
Jun 11, 2013 7:03 pm

Well excuse me. Just got a little confused when a couple of people here said they sent a query and got a request for a partial. Isn't 50 pages considered a partial? And, unless her snail mail query directions are the same as her email query directions, I don't see what harm it could do to ask and clarify, thank you very much. Isn't that what this is for?
from professor
Jun 10, 2013 9:51 pm

Why would you not do what they ask for on their website?
from Joseph_05
Jun 10, 2013 7:36 pm

Do they want just the query letter? Or the query, brief synopsis, and first 50 pages as it says on their website?
from huggsngiggles
May 29, 2013 12:37 pm

EQ- 5/27
ER- 5/29
from KristenH
Apr 07, 2013 6:50 am

You're welcome Aldernans. I will for sure. Hopefully sometime this summer (say June/July), I'll let everyone know here, when I've finally resubmitted both of my mss to those agents around the same time, Venom first with the fulls and R&Rs, and then Chain Reaction's fulls, then the R&Rs. At least, one of my R&Rs for CR is via mail at the post office from last August. ;-)
from aldernans
Apr 06, 2013 8:17 am

thank you, I was pretty surprised he looked considering the supernatural thing, but what I think he thought originally is my story was speaking metaphorically or something when in fact it was not which is fine. Stories have to be what they are, and to some extent we have to stay true to them. Anyways, I'm just happy the ol' query is working. keep the update on your r&r's, very curious.
from KristenH
Apr 06, 2013 6:36 am

Thanks Aldernans. I have two R&Rs and one full for Venom, one R&R and two fulls for Chain Reaction I've been working on since last year. So I hope to resubmit this summer first with my R&Rs and followed by the fulls. I haven't had any new partials or R&Rs in over a year. Sorry to hear about your R.
from aldernans
Apr 05, 2013 9:23 am

okay, angel, got the form reject on my partial and synopsis today, I'm thinking it might be the supernatural element, it gets stronger as you get going. If you don't like demons, mine might not be your cup of picard. he he, onward young trek fans to another like galaxy. alder

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