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Victoria21
 21 Apr 2012, 17:57 #148185 Reply To Post
Hi all,

I was just wondering if anyone had heard of or has submitted to The Whispering Buffalo agency?

Also, I submitted a manuscript to an agent 5 weeks ago and haven't heard back from them. On their website it say's their response time is within 4 weeks. Now I'm wondering if they have indeed received my submission. Would it be ok to drop them an email asking if they have infact received my submission?

Any help and advice would be much appreciated, thank you!

Vic
Jane Doe
 21 Apr 2012, 19:07 #148189 Reply To Post
Well, they've got a website, which is a start. And if the woman who runs it did indeed work with Darley Anderson, that's a good pedigree. But I'd be a bit dubious about the fact that they don't publish a client list. If you've got successful authors on your books you shout about it.

I'd also be concerned that they don't specify a genre. Most good agents specialise. If you write for kids, you want someone with specific knowledge of that market.

As for your other question, I'd give it eight weeks before I got in touch.

x

'Always tell the truth. If you can't always tell the truth, don't lie.'
youngun
 21 Apr 2012, 19:53 #148191 Reply To Post
Quote: Jane Doe, Saturday, 21 Apr 2012 19:07
Well, they've got a website, which is a start. And if the woman who runs it did indeed work with Darley Anderson, that's a good pedigree. But I'd be a bit dubious about the fact that they don't publish a client list. If you've got successful authors on your books you shout about it.

I'd also be concerned that they don't specify a genre. Most good agents specialise. If you write for kids, you want someone with specific knowledge of that market.

As for your other question, I'd give it eight weeks before I got in touch.

x



More good advice. I'm increasingly inclined to reveal the goods on agents.
Jane Doe
 21 Apr 2012, 19:56 #148193 Reply To Post
Quote: youngun, Saturday, 21 Apr 2012 19:53
Quote: Jane Doe, Saturday, 21 Apr 2012 19:07
Well, they've got a website, which is a start. And if the woman who runs it did indeed work with Darley Anderson, that's a good pedigree. But I'd be a bit dubious about the fact that they don't publish a client list. If you've got successful authors on your books you shout about it.

I'd also be concerned that they don't specify a genre. Most good agents specialise. If you write for kids, you want someone with specific knowledge of that market.

As for your other question, I'd give it eight weeks before I got in touch.

x



More good advice. I'm increasingly inclined to reveal the goods on agents.


I would love you to reveal your goods, youngun.

x
'Always tell the truth. If you can't always tell the truth, don't lie.'
PERRY
 22 Apr 2012, 03:40 #148201 Reply To Post
As long as they don't ask you to front money to publish the novel like some 'publishers' with alleged pedigrees and advertised in respected writers magazines.
Frankly anyone with a computer and aceess to advice can set up a site. It means sweet F.A. There's little cyber legislation and less policing.
This post was last edited by PERRY, 22 Apr 2012, 03:42
Jane Doe
 22 Apr 2012, 15:07 #148211 Reply To Post
True, Perry. I'd always start by looking in The Writers and Artists Yearbook. Check the agent is a member of the Association of Authors' Agents. Of course you should never pay an agent or publisher upfront for anything. I'm also very cynical about these 'editorial agents' who charge thousands to make books more 'commercial'. If an agent sees promise in your book, they will take you on and work with you on polishing it. For free.

Another important point: a good agent will not submit your work to publishers before it is ready. As the old adage goes: 'You only get one chance to make a first impression.'

x
'Always tell the truth. If you can't always tell the truth, don't lie.'
Jane Doe
 24 Apr 2012, 09:01 #148269 Reply To Post
You know, I do like it when people pop up out of nowhere, post a query, and then never bother to reply to people who answer it. If I was the cynical type, I might think that the only reason they posted in the first place was to publicise the website for their book or because they're associated with the agent in question.

Good job I'm not the cynical type, eh?

x
'Always tell the truth. If you can't always tell the truth, don't lie.'
PERRY
 24 Apr 2012, 10:55 #148285 Reply To Post
Yes, good thing. What a jaded person you would be.
Victoria21
 24 Apr 2012, 21:01 #148343 Reply To Post
Hi,

Thank you for your help and I can assure you that I didn't post to help promote a website or because I'm linked with the agency!

I am a genuine self published writer and since posting the questions, have been busy doing schools work, so unfortunately haven't had time to reply.

Thanks again,

Vic
Jane Doe
 24 Apr 2012, 21:19 #148347 Reply To Post
Quote: Victoria21, Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 21:01
Hi,

Thank you for your help and I can assure you that I didn't post to help promote a website or because I'm linked with the agency!

I am a genuine self published writer and since posting the questions, have been busy doing schools work, so unfortunately haven't had time to reply.

Thanks again,

Vic


Vic,

Sincere apologies. Hope to have been of some help. Best of luck with your writing.

x
'Always tell the truth. If you can't always tell the truth, don't lie.'
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