Ask Daphne! How do you query literary fiction?

February 18th, 2010

I’m working on scheduling all my posts for next week, but before I jump too far ahead, let’s answer a question today, shall we? Amy writes: I’ve read dozens of posts and articles from different agents and writers about how to write a query letter, but there’s one thing I’m still curious about. It seems […]

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Literary Fiction as a Pejorative

November 19th, 2008

I recently sent an email to the good folks over at AgentQueryasking them to update my listing on their site. They got most of the details correct — name, preferred method of contact, email address, special interests — but under genres represented they included “literary fiction.”

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Un-Literary?

May 23rd, 2008

Intriguingly, I’ve recently received a number of queries sent in response to my strong stated interest in literary fiction, to which I say… huh? Sure, on my submissions page, I mention I’m looking for “brilliant, funny, original middle grade and young adult fiction, both literary and commercial” but this is all in one bullet point, and thus, I think pretty clear that the word “literary” here refers to “middle grade and young adult fiction.” Does anyone still remember how to diagram sentences?

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