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This one you can make your own. I wanted to make one with the recipes I had the kids make when they were younger. They are grown up recipes.

I am going to send to some children agents. I want to dig out my children stories and work on them.

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No idea. And I would look it up, buy my hubby just gave away all my cooking with kids cookbooks.



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When I first wrote published the book, 40 years ago, I could write to traditional publishers and they would answer me, but not today, you need an agent.

I am starting to type recipes I made with my grandkids. I already made one for Alexis so will just copy the ones in there and add more. Do you know how many page you need for a cook book for kids?

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Not so much forgotten, I'm sure, but a complete change in the process! Even over the last ten years it's changed dramatically.



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Thanks for thinking of me. It has bee 40 years since I wrote my last novel so a lot is forgotten.
I have mostly been doing nonfiction articles on health.

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I hope you find it helpful. :)



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Ok thanks, got them now in the bookmark.

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Geez, I hate the way Spark does links.

They should work now. They were just examples of how agencies list what they need for submissions.



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Oh ok. I could not get the first two.

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Unless there's an online form, you don't submit to agents using QT. It's just a way to find which ones to submit to. QT includes a link to the agents' web pages, which usually spells out what each agent is looking for and how to submit. Because this information is clearly listed, they will usually not respond to such questions. They want you to do your homework before querying - as in, figure it out.

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I did all you did only I submitted to the agents there. I never got an answer from any and never sent any information on the story, just asked what they were looking for in a number of pages.

Now, on the other list, I hear from a lot and have submitted to 5, but they say 6 to 8 weeks or more before you hear and some will respond, while others may not.

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I wonder if we're using it the same way.

I log in to QueryTracker.net.
I enter romance as the genre.
QueryTracker filters out the agents who don't represent romance.
I click on an agent, and QT shows me the agent details, including a link to the agent's web page.
I check out the web page for submission information, and follow the agent's instructions. I don't submit anything through QT unless there's an online form.

So, I'm not using QT to submit anything (well, except for the form). I'm using it to find agents that represent romance.



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I find these agents are responding where I had no luck with Query T.

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They're the same agent, though. I think querytracker is more complete.



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I got nowhere with the query tracker. Nobody wrote.

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I've seen it, actually. It's not a completely list. I wonder if agents have to pay to be on it?

I'll tout my favorite again: www.querytracker.net



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The ones I send want 5 pages.

Check this. www.manuscriptwishlist.com/

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Came back yesterday exhausted and with loads of laundry to do. :)

I got two requests for partials from two agencies, and a recommendation to query one more, so I'm happy. I would have been happier with requests for fulls, but I'll take what I can get.

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I will enjoy living it thought your excitement. Good luck there.

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Leaving Tuesday! So excited!!!



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When I took creative writing courses at Northeastern they used to read out loud and others made suggestions. Our library has something like that. There is one author there. The problem is at night and I don't drive at night or go out.

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I have only gone to a couple that weren't all that far away from where I was living at the time. Now that I'm in a bigger city probably there is one somewhere even closer. The first one I went to was writing based but I went with my sister, who was there more as a fangirl. We got to meet Tamora Pierce, who was an author we both loved when we were teens. Though some can be costly if you do have to travel, so that keeps from going to any since don't have spare funds for those types of events at this point.

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I never had that opportunity to travel to them. I had a son to grow up and DH was working. I know he would not be happy if I took off and left him alone. You are lucky you could do that.
But I was satisfied with writing non-fiction from home and going out to interview people. At least, I was home at night for him. I did that when my son was in school, at a higher grade.that way he could come home with a key.

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I was invited to my publisher's book signing at the romance writers of America convention that I'm going to in July. I kinda want to email her back and go...are you sure? *laugh*



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When I first started writing I could not go to any of those. I had my dad living with me and my son was little. I would not have been able to travel. Then I started writing for newspapers and didn't start this second story till I was in my old age, too old to travel anymore. I think I want to go back to non-fiction.

I am happy for you that you can do that.

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It could just be fiction. With romantic elements.

I got my invitation to my publisher's cocktail party at the national conference. I wasn't sure if I would be, since my last book was published in 2014. So yay! ...although my editor isn't there anymore.

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Great for you. Wish you luck. I am not able to go to those things with my legs and back problems. When I sit too long and get up my legs ache and hurt. Old age is not fun some days.LOL. At least, you know your books are in the romantic field. I am not sure where mine are yet as it is not only romance. I know it is not Woman Fiction. Still, I have not heard from the agent who was interested in Woman Fiction yet. She said if there was romance in it she would still look at it.

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I know have an appointment with Sue Grimshaw from Random House at the RWA conference in July. Who-hoo!



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I would not have been able to have gone because when I got married my dad came to live with me and I had a young son to grow up. With hubby in work all day, my dad could not take care of him alone while I was away at one. We had one here, but not like the ones you go to. It is in the library and sort of listening to others read, or something like that and talking about it.
It is at night and I don't go out at night anymore as get too tired, so I just do it as a hobby now.

Sent out to more agents. Some came back as email was not going through so guess they were not there anymore, but I found some, I have 3 publishers and 3 agents.

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It probably depends on the type of conference. Non-fiction writing has different requirements and expectations than fiction, for example. You can even sell a non-fiction book to a publisher before it's even written. There is a whole proposal process that comes first often times (though not always). Or if looking for freelance work.

Though now with the digital age being more prominent, I'm sure more often than not it's links or emails to writing samples than printed pages.

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I didn't know as I never went to one. But I was looking it up on line and they did mention to take samples. When I went to BMI, I wish I took my song sheets because I saw Willie Nelson and Dolly Parkins and I could have gone up to them and given them my songs to look at. Now too old to go back to Tenn. I would have loved to go to Montana where they all are.

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Imagine you're an editor at a conference. Would you rather carry home an extra five thousand sheets of paper, or would you rather read email? Editors and agents will ask for samples sent via email, usually with a special subject line so they know where you're coming from.

I've been to three writing conferences over the past five years (and other one coming up in July!) and had many requests to send pages. I did not get a single request for my writing samples to be handed over at that moment. It was all email.



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I meant a writing sample from your book for publishers and agents. Why would you bring home writing samples from other people?

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...I've always heard you don't need to bring writing samples. Most editors will ask you to email it. Can you imagine going to a conference with 1k people, and carrying home writing samples from all of them? Papers get heavy!





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At a conference, introduce yourself to people around you. You never know if the person you are talking to is a friend of the speaker.

If you know ahead of time who is going to be there speaking, do some research on that person.

Carry a small bag with supplies, like pen, notebook, recorder, etc.

If the speaker is talking and you have a question raise your hand and speak.

Bring cards to give out to editors and publishers.

Try to get a seat up front.

If you get a chance to talk to an editor make sure you have some samples of your writing to hand to him, if he asks.


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Thanks for adding one Abby.

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Romance Writers of America is having its annual conference in Orlando at the end of July:

www.rwa.org/p/cm/ld/fid=538

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March 25, 2017: Michigan Writers Conference (Detroit, MI)
March 25, 2017: Kansas City Writing Workshop (Kansas City, MO)
April 8, 2017: Philadelphia Writing Workshop (Philadelphia, PA)
April 22, 2017: The Kentucky Writing Workshop (Louisville)
May 6, 2017: Seattle Writers Conference (Seattle, WA)
May 20, 2017: San Diego Get Published Conference (San Diego)
May 19–21, 2017: PennWriters Conference (Pittsburgh, PA)
June 24, 2017: The Writing Workshop of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
July 8, 2017: Cleveland Writing Conference (Cleveland)
Aug. 18–20, 2017: Writer’s Digest Conference (New York, NY)

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