MT McGuire Books

A little of what you fancy does you good!

Posted December 2, 2012 and visited 3070 times, 1 so far today

Outside was an ice rink. It was all white (real ice) and the sky was all blue and it was calling…

Dammit…

Posted January 7, 2010 and visited 1533 times, 1 so far today

I liked these people, MCA… but despite being listed on querytracker.net as looking for my genre, the agent mentioned in the listing is not actually looking for sci‐fi or fantasy. So… querytracker.net gets a big thumbs down from me… one to avoid unless you’re in the US I suspect. Looking for a new agency to submit to but […]

E‐publish and be damned?

Posted December 31, 2009 and visited 1963 times, 1 so far today

Will it be frowned upon?  I’m thinking about this because I’ve just submitted to another agency, Wade and Doherty, mainly because I liked them. This is the only submission I have in, at the moment.  I may do some more but I need to find a tactful way to explain that, due to my advanced age, I must approach more than […]

Advice re agents…

Posted September 13, 2009 and visited 1466 times, 1 so far today

Here’s an excellent piece of advice I was given about finding an agent, today.  Find the agents which fit your writing/genre, then look down your shortlist and apply to new agencies, ie anything under 5 years old.  The bonuses are clear… Most new agencies are started up by experienced agents from larger agencies gone solo.  As an […]

Flat…

Posted August 12, 2009 and visited 1509 times, 1 so far today

Many years ago, when I first wrote a book I was filled with enthusiasm — actually, I’m still filled with enthusiasm — but also, impatience.  You know how it is, you’ve finally manged to get from one end of a novel to another and you want to get your masterpiece out there as soon as possible… even though, in […]

Approach Number Two…

Posted April 18, 2009 and visited 1492 times, 1 so far today

So, the next agency on my list is from the other end, not because they don’t look good but more the opposite, they are clearly high powered and I… well, I’m not.  I can’t imagine them wanting to look at my stuff but it would be pretty wet not to have a go. Very different to the […]