What NOT to Do

August 1st, 2014

Though we’re still behind, Renee and I have been doing our best to get to all of your queries, and while it’s true we do use a form response, we absolutely look at every single one of them. How are we going to find a diamond in the rough if we don’t actually LOOK at […]

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It’s That Time Again

June 12th, 2009

You asked, I answer! Now it’s time for another live-blog of my queries. I’ve got over 100 in my inbox right now, but we’ll just see how many I can get through. To recap — this isn’t about making fun of anyone (aka, it’s not queryfail), but is hopefully just an exercise to help you […]

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April 17th, 2009

Fellow literary agent Colleen Lindsay has once more spread the word for a day of tweeting about queries — no longer to go by the less-than-enthusiastically-received moniker of “queryfail”, today’s look at our queries is to be known as “Queryday,” and will be hashtagged appropriately. Honestly, I debated whether or not to participate this time. […]

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I may have been a tad bit premature…

April 2nd, 2009

In announcing on Monday that I was “back.” Suffice to say, my meetings on Tuesday and travel on Wednesday kept me a little too busy to sit down and craft a blog post. Which I’m truly sorry about, what with Maureen Johnson’s “Blog Every Day in April” initiative, at which I ALREADY failed! But unlike […]

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A live-blog before I leave

March 18th, 2009

So today is my last day in the office before my big trip, and I’ve got a hefty (in bytes) pile of queries to try to get through. In hopes that having to check in with this live blog on each one will keep me plowing through them, here’s another edition of live-blogging my queries. […]

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