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Janet Reid
I was unable to contact Janet Reid for comment so my description will have to do. In short she has a valuable blog you do not want to pass up on:

Query Shark

Follow her guidelines and read the whole dang blog before submitting a query to a single person - including Janet Reid. If you can take the daily does of reality you can follow her on twitter.

In fair warning, her advice can sound harsh. She’s a no nonsense person so expect the cold honest truth when you read her comments. Remember she is an agent because she loves books and she is also doing many writers a favour by helping them hone their query letters. As you should with all people, treat her with respect.

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Writers Beware
This valuable section comes curtsy of the Science Fiction Writers of America website.

Writer’s Beware as described on their website is a collection of “Warnings About the Schemes Scams and Pitfalls that Threaten Writers” The organizers behind that section are firmly against self publishing but researching their site may help you make up your mind whether you want to make the leap into self publishing; or you want to go with the agent -> publisher route.

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The Writer’s Market
If you life in the united states you need at least one book from The Writer’s Market. They have guides to literary agents, publishers, niche publishers what have you.

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cnet Reviewer David Carnoy
Okay so he only has one piece about self publishing. But it is a really good article. Not only will it help you make the decision but it contains a great review of the whole process from someone who has published traditionally and through POD.

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Writers Beware
This valuable section comes curtsy of the Science Fiction Writers of America website.

Writer’s Beware as described on their website is a collection of “Warnings About the Schemes Scams and Pitfalls that Threaten Writers” The organizers behind that section are firmly against self publishing but researching their site may help you make up your mind whether you want to make the leap into self publishing; or you want to go with the agent -> publisher route.

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The Boston Review
I admit I’ve only read one article from the magazine. But that article is essential reading. Anyone in the book business should read it no matter which publishing route they plan to take. You want to know how Amazon has rocked the boat and what it means for books? Go read it.

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ArcheBooks
The author’s corner looks to be a good resource for aspiring authors and there is one particular article every writer needs to read. Even if it’s just for a laugh.

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Self Publishing Review
First a caveat, I have not used their services nor looked too deeply. But from what I have seen at a glance The Self Publishing Review is a great spot to hang out if you have decided to go the independent route.

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The Boston Review
I admit I’ve only read one article from the magazine. But that article is essential reading. Anyone in the book business should read it no matter which publishing route they plan to take. You want to know how Amazon has rocked the boat and what it means for books? Go read it.

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Moshe Feder
In his own words

"Moshe Feder is a Consulting Editor for Tor Books acquiring primarily, but not exclusively, science fiction and fantasy.

He was the editor of the acclaimed Vietnam War satire Nam-a-Rama by Phillip Jennings and such New York Times bestsellers as The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson, among others.

SF that interests him will have truly new and imaginative uses of real science. For fantasy -- whether epic or urban -- concepts and/or imaginary worlds, and characters, of complexity and depth will impress. In both genres, work that avoids the typical are favored."

Queries can be sent to:

moshe.feder@tor.com

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