So, here I am breaking two of my cardinal rules.

1. Only one post a day.

2. Never say anything bad about an agent.

But this agent said something so ridiculous, and, well, downright stupid, any other agent reading it would say ‘That man is an idiot.’ The gist was that he wasn’t interested in submissions from anyone who had already had a long career in something else before they started writing, because they weren’t serious authors. Here are a few of the writers he wouldn’t be interested in.

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Frank McCourt, Raymond Chandler, Mary Wesley, Harriet Doerr, Richard Adams, James A. Michener,  

George Eliot,  Anthony Burgess. There are lots more. I rest my case.









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