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#1 DM Robinson

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Posted 22 August 2015 - 12:15 PM

My current novel, THE DAUGHTERS OF PINOCHET, is a huge divergence from my three previously published works. It is a quirky suspense novel dealing with definite liberal-leaning politics. Since most agents don't disclose their political ideologies on their websites, it makes it difficult for me to determine whether I should query a particular agent. So, if anyone knows any agent(s) who are interested in fiction with a left-leaning political bent, I'd love a head's-up.


In the alternative, I could go with an independent publisher with like interests.


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Posted 22 August 2015 - 02:30 PM

I suspect if a book is salable to a publisher then an agent will be interested whatever his/her politics, just as authors are glad to have readers of all stripes.  I think you are making a mistake to think agent's only sell or represent what they read.  They sell/represent what they feel they have the connections to successfully move. 

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 04:31 PM

it's pretty easy to detect what ideology an agent is by following them on twitter.

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