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#1 SC_Author

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 07:12 PM

It is amazing! Neil Blair, I think, is the agent's name, and he is open to submissions! Email, first 10 pages to submissions@theblairpartnership.com

http://www.theblairpartnership.com/ is their website.

You have to click the taking care of authors blue link thing to see the submission part. But I am beyond excited! Even though they are in the UK, I'm sending them a query! This is amazing new to me (I'm a HUGGEE JK Rowling fan! :laugh: :wub: :biggrin: ). I know I'm going to get rejected, but I don't care: simply sending them a query and getting a rejection is beyond exciting for me, and a HUGGEE honor!!

3-4 weeks is their standard response time! Is anyone else as excited as I am?! AHH!!! :biggrin: (I need more smileys to show my excitement)
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#2 Cheryl B. Dale

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 07:32 PM

Just an FYI

He's her new agent. She split with the one who originally repped all the Harry Potters last year.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:19 PM

Who, Christopher Little? Yea, but she went with Blair, who worked with Little. I think she might have had her own reasons to do so.
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:38 PM

And by now Mr. Blair is probably already buried up to the eyeballs by queries :wink:

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 08:18 AM

I know I'm going to get rejected, but I don't care: simply sending them a query and getting a rejection is beyond exciting for me, and a HUGGEE honor!!


You have to go get something called self-confidence, you know? :tongue: That attitude won't take you anywhere. Thorough research + killer query + excellent story = offer. Sounds hard? Well, it's true.
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 02:46 PM

You have to go get something called self-confidence, you know? :tongue: That attitude won't take you anywhere. Thorough research + killer query + excellent story = offer. Sounds hard? Well, it's true.


Kristina, you're bringing me down :happy: I do have self-confidence, but I'm just super excited to get anything back from them, and I don't really mind if it is a rejection or not :biggrin:
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:19 PM

Kristina, you're bringing me down :happy: I do have self-confidence, but I'm just super excited to get anything back from them, and I don't really mind if it is a rejection or not :biggrin:


Aw, they rejected me back in November...

Want it? :biggrin:
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 03:42 PM

Kristina, you're bringing me down :happy: I do have self-confidence, but I'm just super excited to get anything back from them, and I don't really mind if it is a rejection or not :biggrin:


Didn't mean anything bad...
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Posted 26 February 2012 - 05:56 PM

Just sent it! It felt pretty awesome to click that send button! :smile:

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Posted 26 February 2012 - 06:42 PM

Didn't mean anything bad...


Haha, oh no, sorry if I came across mean, I'm just excited, that's all :) Thanks though!

Aw, they rejected me back in November...

Want it? :biggrin:


I'm kind of excited to see their form rejection... I don't know why, but I'm going to be framing it!!

Cherry Pie, I'm kind of nervous to send mine... I'm going to send it once I'm completely sure of it hehe :)
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Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:59 AM

Wow, what a great opportunity! It certainly doesn't hurt to send your query off and see what happens. You never know, right? :wink:

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 02:58 AM

Ha, is it bad that I'm interested because they're one of the few UK agents who accept email submissions. Snail mail is such a pain in the arse...

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:41 PM

Not to be Debbie Downer (because it *would* be quite fun to query her agent :smile: ), but as a first time author, do you really want JK Rowling's agent? How much of a priority will you be, and how much time/devotion are they going to put forth on a new writer when they have Ms. Rowling and her empire to tend?
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:24 AM

SC! WHY HAVE YOU NOT TOLD ME OF THIS???

How much of a priority will you be, and how much time/devotion are they going to put forth on a new writer when they have Ms. Rowling and her empire to tend?


Don't ruin my fantasy with reality.

Though...I am still hoping for Danielle Chiotti!
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:06 AM

I totally get the excitement of querying the agent of an author that you totally love. I remember when I queried the agents of some of my most beloved authors. The feeling of rubbing elbows with the people who are connected to my heroes. To think that they had read something of mine (even if just a query). It was awesome. It makes you feel like a real author. And the potential. Ahhh. Dreaming of the potential can keep you on a high for days. Sometimes we need that feeling. That excitement. And yeah, our chances are low, and the agent might not have a lot of time for a newbie. But then again--they might. They might have the seeds we need to make us better than we could ever dream.

So go for it guys! Follow your dreams and be excited! Let that enthusiasm roll over you and make you giddy. (And snub your nose at reality when you need to. We get enough of that every day.) :biggrin:

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:00 AM

Though...I am still hoping for Danielle Chiotti!


She's on my A list.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 07:53 PM

SC! WHY HAVE YOU NOT TOLD ME OF THIS???


I thought I did! When we were talking about her new book! Oh wait... maybe I didn't. Haha, sorry :) Are you going to send a query?

The feeling of rubbing elbows with the people who are connected to my heroes. To think that they had read something of mine (even if just a query). It was awesome.


I think that is my favorite mind-numbing idea in my head right now :) Still haven't sent the query though...
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:17 PM

Are you going to send a query?


Well, duh. After my query goes through yet another round of edits. I swear, I have spent more time editing the freaking query than my manuscript!

@Lanette -- OH, I HOPE SHE RESPONDS SOOON! She seems so wonderful and amazing! It was a huge risk to query her, even a little request would make me happy!
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:38 AM

@Lanette -- OH, I HOPE SHE RESPONDS SOOON! She seems so wonderful and amazing! It was a huge risk to query her, even a little request would make me happy!


I hope you get that request from her. I haven't sent off my query, yet. I'm still polishing, but I researched and made a list of 75 agents.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 08:59 PM

I totally get the excitement of querying the agent of an author that you totally love. I remember when I queried the agents of some of my most beloved authors. The feeling of rubbing elbows with the people who are connected to my heroes. To think that they had read something of mine (even if just a query). It was awesome. It makes you feel like a real author. And the potential. Ahhh. Dreaming of the potential can keep you on a high for days. Sometimes we need that feeling. That excitement. And yeah, our chances are low, and the agent might not have a lot of time for a newbie. But then again--they might. They might have the seeds we need to make us better than we could ever dream.

So go for it guys! Follow your dreams and be excited! Let that enthusiasm roll over you and make you giddy. (And snub your nose at reality when you need to. We get enough of that every day.) :biggrin:


Well said!




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