Hello, Go Away

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My literary agency, a one-man shop, is currently open to submissions, meaning anyone can send me their work. And about 400 people do so every month. That’s neither bragging nor complaining. I have no idea how that lines up with other agents, it’s just part of my job. I’ve found wonderful clients this way, once quaintly called “over the transom,” which literally means someone tossed a manuscript through one of those little old-fashioned windows above a door…



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