Devoted Snarkling, who prides himself on being one of the millions of writers still unpublished who are younger than Jonathan Safran Foer, asks:
"I am a young (24) writer in possession a newly completed manuscript. Through dumb luck I befriended a very successful, NYT bestselling author during my writing process and he has been mentoring me through much of this. He is planning to give my mss to his agent. My question is this however, does my age have any factor on acceptance? And if it doesn't with agents, I wonder if it does with editors and publishers?"
I have no idea how old most of my clients are. I know the ones who are not 12 and I know the ones who are not 80. I guess I could ballpark it if I had to, but I'd never have to. Unless you need your legal guardian to co-sign the book contract, no one in publishing will bat an eye at your age.