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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:17 AM
Geez the only call I ever get is from Nature...
Tom, I love your humor! But you know this by now.
By the way, keep it straight when you will get the real call. Be cool.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:49 PM
Today I got a contract from GILBERT LITERARY AGENCY
Subsidiary of Hawkspurr Productions but I am not sure whether this is a agent that I could trust. Is it usual for an agent to ask for $45 upfront? (see below)
"Note: Apart from this one-off only ‘voluntary’ token fee contribution of Forty-Five ($45.00USD) dollars only, the Agency shall continue to provide ongoing ‘upfront’ financial support and is to cover all other associated costs referred to as ‘Reimbursable Expenses’, which may be incurred to the Agency on behalf of the client during client representation’ to publishers. ‘Reimbursable Expenses’ are solely pertaining to costs whereby the Agent may consider it expedient to provide ‘hard copy of ‘works’ to those publishers who do not provide electronic online facilities, but who will accept this method of manuscript submissions. However, this action is not followed up on or without prior consent and the approval of the Author first."
Any help is appreciated
Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:09 PM
Your best bet is to Google the name of the agency and add the word "complaint", "scam" "for real", etc and see what type of info you find.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:59 AM
Quick question guys. If you queried the agents last year in say November, would it be around this time for them to reply back? Or when is the normal time for agencies to reopen their doors?
Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:44 PM
Unless an agency (or agent) posts that they are closed to queries, I don't know if there is any reopening of doors.
But, as far as how long should you wait to expect to hear back from a certain agent...that is one where there is no right answer. The longest I ever waited for a form rejection was 6 months. The shortest I ever waited was twelve minutes.
The longest I ever waited for a request was 6 months (though most have never been longer than 6 weeks), and the shortest I ever waited for a request was fifteen minutes.
So, to answer your question...anywhere in between those spectrums.
A good rule of thumb...if you haven't heard back in 2 months...move on.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:43 PM
I guess I'm kind of an "expert" in The Call at this point, since I did it five times within one week, and three times in a single day. One of them was a cold-call. (I'd love to have been wearing a heart monitor at the time to see what happened to my heart rate.)
I think the biggest thing about The Call is being prepared with some questions (a printout is good, because yeah, your brain will freeze), and then checking them off as the agent answers. A lot of the answers happened during the first half of the conversation where the agent did most of the talking, before I even asked.
Also, every agent I talked to said if I thought of more questions to please feel free to email them. Don't be afraid to take advantage of that. As my agent said, "I love questions!" I think most of them do. Especially from writers they're hoping to sign.
Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:09 PM
Very helpful stuff in this thread. It would be nice to think I could be as stone-faced as the camel beside this post during the call, but if/when it happens, I'm pretty sure wet britches (as others mentioned) would be more likely.
Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:54 PM
Pete, is that you? I hadn't heard your story before.
Although, three submissions ain't terribly impressive.
Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:13 PM
and SCWrite.blogspot.com for my blog :)
I am blogging about all things writing and JK Rowling. I also divulge secrets about the craft.
Because writers are insane. Being a writer is misery. And, as we all know, misery loves company :)
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