Monday, November 8, 2010

FAQ - Query


Don't know why this didn't post as I thought I'd scheduled it but I got distracted this morning by some nice news and then I had to go report for jury duty . . . any way, here's the Monday post, better late than never. Watch this space tomorrow for the nice news.

One Q that I get very F is "Who's your agent?"

My incredible agent, she who had the good taste to see a future for Elizabeth Goodweather, is Ann Collette with the
Rees Literary Agency. She likes literary, mystery, thrillers, suspense, vampire, and women's fiction; in non-fiction, she prefers true crime, narrative non-fiction, military and war, work to do with race and class, and work set in or about Southeast Asia.  

No high fantasy (elves and such), sci-fi, YA or children's books.
Ann prefers email queries.  Send a terse query (What's a query? See HERE.) and the first 10 pages of your book in the body of the email; like most agents, Ann doesn't open attachments from people she doesn't know. 

 Ann can be reached at Agent10702@aol.com.

And it goes without saying but I’ll say it anyway – NEVER QUERY AN AGENT WITHOUT A FINISHED MANUSCRIPT – PROOFREAD AND READY TO SEND IN FULL.

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7 comments:

Everyday Goddess said...

can't say that i am even close to doing a query, but it's good of you to share!

Brian Miller said...

good to know viki...hope jury duty was fairly painless...

Bouncin' Barb said...

Something I was just wondering myself the other day. I'm far from that but thanks for the info.

Deanna said...

What I would give to have any kiind of manuscript, partial or full... oh well. thanks for the advice.

I've had jury duty often but they never pick me. I'm not complaining.

I'm looking forward to hearing your good news!

Vicki Lane said...

Brian -- Pretty painless -- actually, I'm disappointed; I might have gotten some good material. But everyone plea-bargained and we were all dismissed. On the bright side, I'll get $12 for my time...

Darla said...

Thank you for sharing the contact information of your awesome agent. I've copied the specifics so that when my current work is complete, I have a person to send a query to! :-) Have a beautiful day!

Darla said...

BTW, enjoyed the audio clip on your profile... :-)