Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Formatting From Lit Agent Faye M. Swetky

According to Jeff Rivera and Galley Cat, LiteraryAgent Faye M. Swetky Wants "Starkly Unique and Appealing" Books. The only thing they're not currently accepting is Poetry and Children's Picture Books and they are looking for marketable manuscripts of 60,000 words plus.

The submission policy is outlined on their website and she insists that we follow the guidelines, including the use of Publishers' Preferred Formatting. If you're thinking about submitting to her agency, make sure to read the submitting tips and use the proper submission form which is provided online.

Most of us know how to format properly, but it's always a good time for a quick review, just to make sure that nothing's changed: (Hint? It hasn't! Check it out:)

http://amsaw.org/swetkyagency/submissionformsampleformatting-book.html

Good luck with your submissions!

On the home front, I apologize for not having made it by your blogs for the last several days. I miss you. I'm submersed in writing and researching new plot twists for Churches, Chickens and ChiChi's and hatching plans for a new blog.

I'll be back in a couple of days with more news!

~That Rebel, Olivia

OH! And in case you haven't made it by there in the last few days, Roland D. Yeomans at Writing in the Crosshairs is writing a new Science Fantasy mystery and sharing it with us, one scene at a time. We're now three days in and my oh my, the fans are loving it. Including moi! So click on over and catch up, then tune in daily from now until THE END.

9 comments:

The Words Crafter said...

Thank you for the info link, gonna copy and paste it into Word for when I actually 'get there'...

OMG isn't Roland's story superfantasticamazingincredible!!!???!!!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Olivia. I checked the agent's web page.

I think she's dealt with too many unpleasant submitting authors and it has jaundiced her about newcomers in general.

I'd be curious about what the ABSOLUTE WRITE WATER COOLER forum has to say about this agent.

Have a great mid-week

Yvonne Osborne said...

Thank you, Olivia. For Roland's link and this agent link. His take is interesting. Checking it all out....

Olivia J. Herrell said...

WC, you're welcome and YES it is!!

Roland, I'll check the website you mentioned and you're welcome. Looking forward to your next installment!

Yvonne, you're welcome and yay!

Jules said...

Oh, I've been reading Roland he is great.

I'm stashing all this knowledge you are providing for future use. Thanks

Do remember to come up for air from your submersion.

Olivia J. Herrell said...

Jules, he is, isn't he. I promise I will. I need to go make sure you guys are on my sidebar. I've been reading from the Dashboard.

Gardner West, private eye said...

Great title, Olivia! Churches, Chickens and ChiChi's. Sounds like fun.

I was just by Roland's. What a cool story!

Olivia J. Herrell said...

Thank you, Mr. West and thank you for stopping by. You'll be hearing more about CC&C as time goes on.

~Olivia

Sangu said...

An incredibly useful post and link as usual, Olivia, thanks for this!

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