Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Miss Snark's Greatest Hits (vol 15)

Another dense one.

A great post on the actual uses of a synopsis, or why the agent wants one. I've got another synopsis post brewing in my head as well, maybe later this week.

Agent referral services
--Miss Snark doesn't think much of them (and neither do I.) This is a good post on why.

On payment for a published novel, advances, on acceptance, on publication, etc. with significant contributions in the comments.

Never lie in your cover letters or queries. It's dumb, and counterproductive. Miss Snark's take, and the Making Light post to which she links. The Making Light thread is funny, but everything you really need to know is in Teresa's initial post at the front of the thread.

What do they mean when they say they want new and fresh and how unique is too unique?

Last, and again, so I can find it later. On the copyright of unpublished letters.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link to the one about copyright on unpublished letters. I've been curious about that, myself.

Kelly McCullough said...

You're welcome, it's one of those things that I've known I needed to know about at some point, and there it was.

Kelly Swails said...

Um ... You know Miss Snark's identity?

"...everything you need to know is in Teresa's initial post up front."

You da man.

Kelly McCullough said...

Sorry, that's for the Making Light post, Teresa Nielsen Hayden. I'll make that a bit clearer.

Kelly Swails said...