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Agency experiment

August 24, 2010

I’ve done events all around the world now, and at every one of them, I take questions.  One that comes up often is, ‘I’ve written/have an idea for a book. How do I get it published?’

My stock answer is ‘Step one; find yourself an agent.’ But you know, that’s becoming more and more difficult. Agencies are overflowing with submissions. I looked at one website recently and discovered that of the agents listed there, only one is currently accepting new work. It’s not a local problem either; when I gave my glib advice in Australia a couple of years back, it was pointed out to me that there are fewer than ten agencies in the whole damn country and they’re all fully employed.

So:

As an experiment, I’m going to change my stock answer. You have a manuscript, or an idea, run it past me and we’ll take it from there.

But:

Do not contact me with submissions through this blog.

Log on instead to http://www.campbellreadbooks.com and use the contact facility there.

Do not under any circumstances send print-outs. Only files will be accepted, in MS Word or PDF form.

We will consider English language submissions from the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

I’m not saying how long it will take but we will get back to you.

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