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Old 21st October 2008, 12:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me. Do you need an agent to publish Science Fiction or Fantasy?
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Old 21st October 2008, 01:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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No. But most (though not all) major publishing houses won't look at unagented submissions. For that, and other reasons, it's highly advantageous to have an agent, but not essential.

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Yes, entirely agreed. Many publishers now feel that the agent acts as a 'filter', sending them authors who are already well on the way to being of publishable quality and cutting out everything else.
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