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Friday, December 16, 2005

Artists Literary Group - Submit to Us

Artists Literary Group has an interesting take on the current "accepts e-queries"/"does not accept e-queries" literary agent dichotomy.

Artists Literary Group (Joe Veltre, Founder and Diane Bartoli, Literary Agent) has an online submission form.

Answer questions in text boxes. If they think your project sounds interesting, you'll hear from them in a week or so. If not, well, you won't. Your query is unfortunately not right us, and we wish you all the best in your search for representation elsewhere. Thank you for thinking of us.

The questions?

  • What's your name?
  • What is the title of your work?
  • Is your work fiction or non-fiction?
  • How would you categorize your work? (Ex. - literary fiction, mystery, romance, narrative non-fiction, academic, political, biography, memoir, etc.)
  • Do you have a proposal or novel to submit?
  • Did someone refer you to us? If so, what is their name? If not, how did you find us?
  • In a few words, how does your background relate to the subject matter of which you are writing about?
  • So that we may contact you, what is your phone number?
  • What is your email?
  • Are you submitting your project to us as an exclusive or is this a multiple submission?
  • Tell us about your project. Please summarize your work as it might appear in a book's flap copy.

Easy peasy, eh? Love this bit down at the bottom of the submission page:

I agree that Artists Literary Group is not undertaking any obligation to accept, review, examine, otherwise evaluate and consider, or return the Material.

Telling you one of life's little truths (vis-à-vis agents) up front.

A select list of their fiction and nonfiction authors is on site.

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