Thursday, April 20, 2006

The 20 Worst Literary Agents

The blog is spreading the word about a list compiled by Victoria Strauss of (on the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America website). These are the about whom Writer Beware has received complaints. Before signing on with any agency, check out this list, or look up your potential agent on the website (yes, it's spelled that way, for alliterative purposes). "Preditors" is also a terrific resource for checking out publishers, contests, and any other venue where the scammers attempt to mingle with the legitimate businesses.

Be aware, be informed, and don't be too hasty to respond to those five wonderful words that the scammers use to lure the unsuspecting: "We want to publish you!"

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