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Frahling Charlie Campbell came to our on-line class room to respond to questions from our novel: First 15,000 kids about when and how to reach an agent. F: What are the three most important things you look for in a script, Charlie? This is Charlie Campbell: It may be difficult to write a really well-written story about slugs, but you never know.
Finally, it is very important that the author and the agent get along well, because it is usually a fairly strong bond. F: Is it correct that a novel must be completed, burnished and oven-ready before we contact an agent? You' d be unhappy if the agent didn't read anymore.
When someone has a one-of-a-kind event, you may find an editorial team to help you tell it. It' not like an agent expecting perfection in his manuscript. My representative is one writer who is living in Berlin, another who is living in Cyprus and one who is in Africa most of the year.
However, if a author is resident in the USA, I would wonder why they would submit to me - unless the textbook was very British. I' d suppose they had fought to get presentation there and were now trying UK media. F: Is it best to see an agent face to face?
For example, if I contact a publishing house, I do not anticipate a meet between an editor and the writer, unless the latter has already shown great interest in the work. F: Charlie, you said you represented literary and non-fiction authors. As an unreleased writer, is it better to write a novel and also include a children's novel and the like?
CC: I think it's best to throw one thing at a while. Include everything that might be interesting for an agent or publisher: why you chose to author the volume if there is a particularly interesting history behind it. In the field of publication, the importance of advertising is increasing - how to get the product to a reader/market.
F: What do you think about submission to multiple contributors at the same time? However, if an agent likes your work, it is best not to keep it in storage for too long if you can help him. There are no get edit and paste editors, where the editors try out 100 of them.
It' much better to really concentrate on a few very specific entries - agencies representing the kind of things you liked. Yearbook of Writers and Artists is a good place to look for the right agent for your novel. F: If you say you should not aim at spammers, what would be the aim and what kind of it?
So if I sent 10 posts to different agencies, is this spam? It'`s worthwhile to take your while. If more than one agent says something about your textbook, it's definitely a good idea to hear it. F: How can I say that I contacted a poor agent? CC: No agent should levy a subscription to read your work.
Just like for poor operatives - there are employed operatives who may seem too preoccupied with their current customers, but the right one should take your books on. F: Since you are establishing a connection with an agent who takes his or her free moment to reply, are you sending him or her a message and, if so, after what times?
CC: I would not chase an agent too fast. Of course, it would be great if we could all confirm reception, but few operatives have it. F: What does your pets hate when submitting? It' so cute when authors say their moms liked their book. I' m not quite sure if I like the one I wrote....) But it's not that useful for an agent.
A good living literary notion is something I like. Most of the feds will look at most things. CC: I would say that literary fantasy is doing well with the success of Nathan Filer, The Miniaturist and so on. Once a tendency is over but I liked to write, I would try to think of another way of pitching it.
For over a decennium Charlie Campbell has been Frahling and now leads Frahlingur Kingsford Campbell.