Ask Daphne! About My Query LIII

April 23rd, 2010

Love these shoes, from Flickr user sassyarts. I think they’re perfect for today’s query from A.P. Let it begin! Dear Ms. Unfeasible, If Junie Baltimore had listened to the old transistor radio in her parent’ restaurant, she would have heard the song and known that it was always meant for her. Three years ago, Junie […]

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Ask Daphne! About Editing

April 22nd, 2010

I love these shoes. When I think of shoes to illustrate a post about editors, these are the ones that come to mind. And speaking of editors, (Not Intern) Jenny asks: Do you work as an editor on in-progress stories? I understand that proposed non-fiction does not necessarily have to be complete. Memoir, however, is […]

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Ask Daphne! About Areas of Interest

April 21st, 2010

Corinne writes to ask: Could you maybe shed some light on why an agent might love a certain genre, but choose not to represent it? For example, in your bio on the site, you say that you’re interested in urban fantasy and would love work by, say, Joss Whedon, but it’s not what you’re looking […]

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Ask Daphne! About Format

April 21st, 2010

Double-trouble today, with our first question coming from Kathleen, who asks: When agents (such as yourself) request a certain number of pages to be included in the query email, how do they want them formatted? If an agent asks for 3 pages, does that mean 3 pages single spaced 12 point Times New Roman font? […]

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Ask Daphne! About Older Characters

April 20th, 2010

Vintage shoes today for Leslie, who asks: I have a new book idea, and before I outline, I’d like your thoughts. The MC is 16, but there is an older adult that factors heavily in the premise. If I have a couple chapters where it’s the older woman’s POV, is the book still considered YA, […]

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