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Fantasy Authors - Hide Your Dragons from Agents

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#1 Gruffbane


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 09:15 AM

Just change the name to chimera or hydra or something using "Find and Replace," because dragons are blacklisted at the moment by most agents. Just heard it from an industry insider.


Good thing mine are actually just giant prehistoric lizards that don't fly or breath fire, or flightless terror birds that descended straight from raptorid dinosaurs.

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 12:27 PM

Why would they do this?  Dragons are the coolest!

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Posted 05 January 2017 - 02:16 PM

The dragon in MarcyKate Connolly's delightful Monstrous was my favorite character.

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