It has been a thrill to have Sara Megibow as a monthly columnist and we are saddened to see her go. I am so glad that walked up to her at the Washington Romance Writer’s Retreat in 2010 and thanked her for rejecting my manuscript because it helped me get my PRO status in RWA. We had lunch together that day and (to paraphrase Bogie) – it was the start of a beautiful friendship. Thank you Sara!
Dear Romance University –
Happy New Year!!! It has been an absolute honor and pleasure to be a part of your community over the past year and a half. All my thanks to Robin for inviting me to share thoughts with you. And, of course, thanks to all of you for your wonderful questions and enthusiasm! This is my last post for your wonderful blog – I will miss all of you and promise to stop by again and again to see what’s new!
In trying to decide what to write for this last post I came up with something a bit out of the ordinary. I want to make sure that if you have a question for an agent, you get a chance to ask it, so here goes…
For today, if you post a question in the comments field below, I will answer it to the best of my ability. We can call this an #askagent if you want, but with more space in the blog comments to answer more thoroughly than we might on twitter. Please avoid asking about word count – that one gets old and unless you are writing 10,000 words or 250,000 words you’re probably not going to get kicked out of the slush pile for word count.
There is a TON going on in publishing right now – ebooks, self publishing, the merging of large NY publishers, amazon, the Department of Justice – feel free to dig in and get your questions answered. I reserve the right to be cryptic to protect a client and (as always) my opinion is based on my experience – other agents will have other (perfectly valid) opinions because they’ve had different experiences.
Happy New Year and thanks again for everything,
So, don’t go easy on her today – ask anything you want to know about publishing. Sara is standing by . . . ..
On Friday, Loucinda McGary stops by with her unique insight.
Bio: Sara Megibow, Associate Literary Agent
Nelson Literary Agency, LLC
Sara has worked at the Nelson Literary Agency since 2006. As the Associate Literary Agent, Sara is actively acquiring new clients! The Nelson Literary Agency specializes in representing all genres of romance (except inspirational or category), young adult fiction of all subgenres, science fiction/ fantasy and commercial fiction (including women’s fiction and chick lit). Sara is an avid romance reader and a rabid fan girl of super sexy and intelligent stories.
Nelson Literary Agency is a member of AAR, RWA, SFWA and SCBWI. Please visit our website http://http://www.nelsonagency.com/for submission guidelines, FAQs, resources and sample query letters. Sara’s Publisher’s Marketplace site (www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/SaraMegibow) is a great place to find more about her personal tastes, clients and recent sales. You can also cyber stalk Sara on twitter @SaraMegibow
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