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#1 Faegheh


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 01:15 PM

Hi there fellow writers. I've been here for a few months and this is the first time I see this forum. I wish it was a bit more popular.


Anyway, I'm currently querying agents and some of them have guidelines that confuses me. I have a one page query but some agents want 'a short pitch' or 'a short plot summary' and I'm not sure what should I send them.


And sometimes I'm not sure my manuscript fits into paranormal genre. How do I make sure of that?


So if anyone's reading this, I'd very much appreciate your help.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 02:20 PM

My personal opinion is that, if you haven't already, run your query on the site here and get feedback. I think that your one-page query should meet the "short pitch" or "short plot summary" they're looking for.


As for whether your manuscript fits into paranormal, I think you'll get that from the feedback on your query. Someone might say, "This reads more like urban fantasy" or something else.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 04:25 PM

I think the "short pitch" or the "short summary" is to keep people from sending an essay about their book. Since I've started advertising myself as a book reviewer, I'll get wildly long requests, some of which tell me very little about the book itself. I can only imagine how many of those a literary would get in a week. 

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