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Old 05-14-2013, 05:11 PM   #1
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Okay, I admit it...

I'm pimping my book "Parallel".

Maybe someone who reads it will know a Publisher or Literary Agent.

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Old 05-14-2013, 05:29 PM   #2
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Maybe someone who reads it will know a Publisher or Literary Agent.
Just an FYI, you can submit directly to agents these days.

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I submitted for my 2 books. Was real easy to get feedback.
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Okay, I admit it...

I'm pimping my book "Parallel".

Maybe someone who reads it will know a Publisher or Literary Agent.

SF Adventure in the Tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs

68 000 Words.

PM me your "E" Mail Address, I'll send you the book

Free.

All I ask is that you let me know how you liked it.




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After four years writing, I am in the process of sending my own novel to agents. So far: three rejections out of four

My advice (though maybe you shouldn't listen to me because I'm not getting anywhere) is research, research, research before you send.

Research how to present your manuscript

Research which agents to send it to (many explicitly state that they don't want SF or fantasy, for example).

Research what the agent's particular requirements are.

Then polish your manuscript, especially the first three chapters.

I loved Edgar Rice Burroughs as a teenager and I'd be happy to take a look at it provided there's no demanding timescale on feedback. Drop you a line when I get back from work.
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Then polish your manuscript, especially the first three chapters.
This is very important.

You also want a polished one line summary, one paragraph summary and first page. This is almost more important than the book itself.

If you don't get inquiries from agents you'll never get published. Seems obvious, but agents see a lot of bad prose.

Also helps to write high concept these days, but that's a topic for another thread.
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Thanks.

I got seven or eight new Agents to contact off the Site BendtheBar posted.

No, no hurry.

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