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#1 imustbecrazy


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 05:52 PM

I have finished my memoirs and had it edited.  What do I do now?  Do I look for a publisher directly, or try to find and agent?  And how do I go about each of those things? Any advice would be appreciated. 

#2 Michelle4Laughs


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:23 PM

If you want an agent or a publisher, you'll need a query letter. That should probably be your next step while you research agents and publishers. Most of the big publishers don't accept submissions unless they come from an agent. 


Check out the query forum for examples of queries. 

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 08:31 AM

I agree with Michelle. Memoir is queried like fiction. Share it in the query forum, and make your tweaks and changes.

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