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Brenda Hill
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PostSubject: Re: Received request for a partial!!   Received request for a partial!! - Page 3 EmptyThu Sep 04, 2008 11:56 am

Love Example A, Abe. Wish we could use it. Unfortunately, until we
become big names and have everyone scrambling to talk to us, we're
stuck, needing to stay in their good graces. I hate that. I hate the
lack of power.
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zadaconnaway
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I despise the lack of power, and feeling like I'm begging. Abe example 'A' is great. Wouldn't it be empowering to be able to use it?
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Jenny
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PostSubject: Re: Received request for a partial!!   Received request for a partial!! - Page 3 EmptyThu Sep 04, 2008 12:49 pm

No response yet to my email to the Agent's assistant - don't these people answer emails? No
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zadaconnaway
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Isn't that frustrating? I still have high hopes though, Jenny.
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Brenda Hill
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PostSubject: Re: Received request for a partial!!   Received request for a partial!! - Page 3 EmptyThu Sep 04, 2008 1:09 pm

You just never know. That's what's so maddening. One agent responded
within fifteen minutes of sending an email, and, thinking of the old
saying, A bird in hand, etc, I signed with her. I had some good
experiences, but evenutally parted ways. Now in the process again and
it's again maddening to wait and wonder.

Like they've advised at conferences, forget it and work on the next
novel. They don't want to be bugged, and some have adopted the policy
of not responding if they're not interested. That's even worse.

But, if we want a chance with the big houses, we have to play the game, no matter how we might grumble at the rules.
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Jenny
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PostSubject: Re: Received request for a partial!!   Received request for a partial!! - Page 3 EmptyThu Sep 04, 2008 2:50 pm

I know exactly what you mean, Brenda. I've sent out countless submissions never to hear a response, even to those I've included an SASE with. As most rejections are form letters or emails, (unless you're lucky and an agent gives details as to why he/she is rejecting the manuscript) it only takes two seconds to hit reply, send or stuff a single sheet of paper in an envelope and pop it in the mail box. I know agents are busy people, but surely its only courtesy to reply?
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Brenda Hill
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PostSubject: Re: Received request for a partial!!   Received request for a partial!! - Page 3 EmptyThu Sep 04, 2008 3:04 pm

Yes, it's courtesy, but in today's hustle and bustle world, not everyone considers courtesy a must.

Just to make sure, is the WIP section the private one?
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Jenny
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PostSubject: Re: Received request for a partial!!   Received request for a partial!! - Page 3 EmptyThu Sep 04, 2008 3:07 pm

Yes, Brenda it is. If you log out and access the board you can't see it in the list.
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Brenda Hill
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PostSubject: Re: Received request for a partial!!   Received request for a partial!! - Page 3 EmptyThu Sep 04, 2008 3:10 pm

Ok. I'll post. I'd love some feedback.
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Shelagh
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PostSubject: Re: Received request for a partial!!   Received request for a partial!! - Page 3 EmptyThu Sep 04, 2008 3:52 pm

Brenda Hill wrote:
Thanks, Zada. I hope, if I post the short story, you’ll offer some feedback. We have some darn good writers here and I value everyone’s opinion.

I thought about your anthology, Shelagh, but this story isn’t about friendship. It’s a mystery/suspense.
That's unfortunate. I would very much have liked to include you and Jenny in the anthology.

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Jenny
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PostSubject: Re: Received request for a partial!!   Received request for a partial!! - Page 3 EmptyFri Sep 05, 2008 2:04 am

Shelagh

Unfortunately the rules of the M&B competition preclude the story being published anywhere else at the present time, otherwise I would have submitted it to you.
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Susan MacTabert
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PostSubject: Re: Received request for a partial!!   Received request for a partial!! - Page 3 EmptyFri Sep 05, 2008 11:23 am

Hoping you hear some good news soon. I have found that some publishers and agencies say that if the writer doesn't hear from them in fill-in-the-number of days, then consider it a "no thanks", and the writer is free to move on to the next agent/publisher. Frustrating, yes, because we keep thinking, "Well, what if I hear from them today?" But that can go on forever. No closure is no peace of mind. I found something on Miss Snark which might be fun to read, perhaps, helpful.
http://misssnark.blogspot.com/2006/05/theres-glacialand-then-theres-agent.html

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Jenny
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PostSubject: Re: Received request for a partial!!   Received request for a partial!! - Page 3 EmptyFri Sep 05, 2008 12:11 pm

Susan, that usually applies to queries only. When agents have requested a paritial or full manuscipt they usually respond one with either a rejection or acceptance. If they fail to repond to a requested submission, I doubt they would have many clients.
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