Hi, name is Adam. I'm currently a miserable failure. Okay maybe not miserable. I was referred here from an agent that although her page sounded like she might be into the concept of my novel, she was not.
My book is really niche. I don't know how many of you have taken a deconstructive view of the people who work as agents and what they are into, but there's like a few power categories that seem to suck all the air out of the room. Romance, YA, Erotica. Be whatever you want as long as it's one of those. Okay now I'm bitter ranting, let me get back on track here.
The name is agent query connect, so based on that I was like woohoo, a place where agents might hang out and browse for some truly good work rather than the weird query sifting process that must flood their inboxes. So far though, it seems like maybe this is about 85% copy of absolutewrite?
I get that under the normal traditional system, perfecting queries was/is considered really important, but it seems like we need to take a step forward here. I know if I were an agent, I wouldn't let writers come to me, I'd go find them. It's so easy to go through some self-pub flounders on amazon and discover great writers with no marketing skills, or come to places like these and have your pick of whatever you want. I just truly don't get why things are still so archaic in the info age.
So I guess my question is, is this place a step forward in connecting writers with agents, or just a query factory? Not 'just', I know you guys take it very seriously. I'm just too pessimistic anymore.