Words fail me on this one...let's just show the picture

Hi there!
I stumbled upon your blog (which is very informative and entertaining so far!) and was wondering if you could direct me to a previous post where you might describe how one would go about finding a decent literary agent and the process of publishing a novel from there.
Thank you so much!

You're so welcome!

Actually, for very early readers, we find words can be a little too difficult. We think pictures are the best thing. Here's one just for you.


LadyBronco said...

An extra gin pail for Her Royal Snarkiness! (and her Killer Yap, too!)

Damn, that was great!

Senile in St. Louis said...

Actually I was looking for an indecent literary agent. The decent ones are so boring!

Anonymous said...

Some people are very dim bulbs, indeed.

Cheryl said...

Scary...google with the terms "decent literary agent", and the result (just below Miss Snark) turns up this:


Anonymous said...

Ouch, ouch ouch!

I hope the inquiring person understands the nature of this blog before opening that image.

You can also send 'em here (even if it's not their genre):

Miss Snark said...

actually if you google "decent literary agent" my name isn't even mentioned. But Victoria and Ann are!!

Anonymous said...

Quoteless, you're fifth. Second is titled appropriately: "Look what I found in my brain!"

Cynthia Bronco said...

"Writers Market Guide to Literary Agents" available in any bookstore.
Also check out the links on the Divine Miss Snark's side bar. Search her snarkives too. But if your novel is set in Rabbitania, throw in the towel immediately.

Anonymous said...

Ah, despair.com
Love those guys. Almost as snarky as the divine Miss S. herself. I have a list of six friends and relatives who demand thier calendar as a Christmas present every year.

ORION said...

This reminds me of my students who go online to do research.
"Can somebody tell me everything about the biology and evolution of the shark? In like fifty words or even less? By tomorrow...oh wait..tonight. Can you answer my question tonight because it's due tomorrow..."

Anonymous said...

Dear Miss Snark:

Wow, I bet what you say in your posts is totally interesting!

I'd like you to condense your entire blog into a Powerpoint presentation and send it to me by 7:00 am tomorrow.

Actually, can you put it on a disk? I don't understand attachments.

I have to be at work at 9:00, and I need to know how to get my book published by then.

Thank you.

Lucy Skrooe

Anonymous said...

I think Miss Snark needs a day off. Take Thursday. Maybe even Friday. Heck, take a road trip to Grandmother Snark's until Monday.

"Over the meadow and through the woods..."

Anonymous said...

Ha .....I love it!

Sal said...

Our stumbler might find some useful links here.

"on the finding of decent agents" ... the agents links section might help.

"process of publishing a novel from there" ... try some of the links on the rest of the site.

Gee. Sounds like there might be a how-to book proposal someone could gen up here.

Anonymous said...

But, come on, Miss Snark! Three short stories is a massive body of work that requires immediate representation. Can't you, maybe, make an exception?

Ray said...

Yep, but being an inquisitive idiot doesn't cost three million bucks, as in trying to publish a moron's fake confession to a murder everyone knows he did.

Real life trumps fiction again.

Nancy Beck said...

She/he can try the Bewares and Background Check forum at Absolute Write:


Do a search first, because thread proliferation is a no-no (takes up too much bandwidth).


Anonymous said...

I can't help but wonder how many revisions it took to sound so chipper.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't that link be placed somewhere near the top? You know, for the clueless and the new... or whomever need their bulb turned on for them.

P.S. Yes, I'm still wearing my nitwit bag, just in case.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking about going to the Moon and wondered if anyone here might be able to describe to me how one goes about building a rocket ship and the process of getting it to leave the Earth's atmosphere and what I should do from there. Thanks.

Dave Kuzminski said...

Nah, for this one the answer should have been WB, AW, or P&E.

nessie said...

I too once upon a time stumbled to this site. At first the jokes went over my head but now... well you may need to read it twice but its well worth the effort.