Dear Miss Snark,
I queried an agent, mentioning that I've had one book published and that I've been featured in two anthologies. I gave titles and publication dates. This agent recently requested my full manuscript. To my confusion, she asked for a bibliography.
Given that I already told her what I've published, does this mean she wants a formal bibliography, as in adhering to MLA guidelines? Is this typical? It's such a small thing, but I'm about to curl up like a cutworm over it.
Thanks for your help.
No, it means she lost/tossed/vaporized/returned your initial query letter, or you sent it via email.
And no, none of this MLA stuff. Is anyone here clutching a copy of Moby Dick and muttering about harpoon metaphors? No no, this is Snark Central: we're reading Mobylives.com, talking about Richard Cranium's latest editorial demand and clutching drinks while harmonizing with the karoke chorus. Save the MLA stuff for people who know it doesn't mean "miserable literary agents".