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#1 PEART10

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

I couldn't find a lot about this agency, but since she participated in #PitMad (a twitter writing pitch thing in late January 2013) and requested something from me, I thought I'd share this 

 

 

I found this summary of her tweets to be super useful: 

http://twtrland.com/profile/ABLiterary

 

 

Also according to my research here: 

http://absolutewrite...ad.php?t=244095

 

She gives good feedback =)



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 02:50 PM

Anyone have updates on possible sales/clients for ABL?


 

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 04:31 PM

She requested an R&R from me, and her feedback/input was fantastic. She didn't offer representation after the R&R, but those changes resulted in an offer of publication and a contract from a small press after I entered the revised ms. in a contest, so it was worth it.

 

I contacted her when she first set up shop, so I don't know what kind of sales she's had since then.

 

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:09 PM

Jeanne - thanks, and congrats on how that played out!  Annie has been reading two fulls of mine (debut lit-fic novel and story collection) and she's been delightful via email.  Her comments on the stories were lovely and she's now into the novel. 

 

Was it the Tuscany Prize you won?


 

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 12:18 AM

I was a finalist for the Tuscany Prize but was still awarded a publication contract. The book was also a semi-finalist for the Santa Fe Writer's Project and the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society Novel Award. The novel made the rounds for a while, so I'm very pleased that it's finally found a home with Tuscany Press. A long, long journey to get to this point. However, the folks at Tuscany have been great to work with.

 

Annie is really smart. No matter what happens, she'll give you some terrific feedback.

 

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:04 AM

Cool story of the path to publication.  Gives hope!


 

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:28 AM

Update: Annie just closed her first deal, a nonfiction business-oriented book to Perigee, a Penguin imprint.  Editor was Marian Lizzi.


 

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:44 AM

Interesting! Thanks for sharing. Wish it was fiction, though...

 

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:54 AM

Me too.


 

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 02:40 PM

I had the opportunity to meet Annie last August at the Southern California Writers' Conference. I was pretty nervous because she was the first agent I'd ever met, though I had no reason to feel that way since she wasn't looking for the type of fiction I wrote and I had no intention of pitching to her.

 

Talking with her humanized literary agents--before, they all seemed like intimidating gatekeepers thousands of miles away. Talking with her also made me realize the existence of agents on the West Coast that I'd never really considered before. I just always thought (not seriously) that living in New York was a prerequisite to becoming an agent.

 

All of this information is anecdotal, but I just wanted to say that she's a nice person, and that she indirectly helped me, quantifying the whole publishing journey. I'd never felt so optimistic about getting published after I met with her.






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