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Bobby Detrick from Bakersfield CA is reading World War Z and The Hunger Games March 18, 2012 - 1:39pm

I’ve begun looking at agents that would fit well with my Action/Horror novel and currently live in Cali. When I search for agents, though there are some great ones near me, some really good ones appear to be in New York or the east coast.

My question is: Would it be better to query agents who are more close by or dose it truly mater where your representation reside in comparison to you?

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 18, 2012 - 2:13pm

Why? You can still talk to people over Skype, Tango, email, fax, telephone, cell phone, text message....ect ect....

It wouldn't matter where they are imho

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break March 18, 2012 - 2:28pm

Location doesn't matter.

My agent is in New York.  I'm in the Midwest.  We've only met in person once, and honestly, there's never been a situation in which him and I needed a face to face sit-down.  Pretty much everything can be done electonically anyway.

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DaveShepherd from Calgary is reading No Country for Old Men March 18, 2012 - 5:34pm

Writing is one of the things that is location independent -- as long as you can communicate through email or phone calls or carrier pigeon, it's all good. Doesn't matter if your agent is close to you or far away.

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Bobby Detrick from Bakersfield CA is reading World War Z and The Hunger Games March 18, 2012 - 5:44pm

Question asked and Answered. Mission accomplished! Thanks guys for the input. Having it said by three separate people instead of tons of conflicting posts, makes me feel better. Thanks again.

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Dr. Guillotine from Phoenix, AZ is reading Kurt Vonnegut Slaughter House-Five March 18, 2012 - 8:37pm

Hey, if people don't see eye to eye with you, cut their heads off.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading A truckload of books March 18, 2012 - 9:04pm

Well, if you are looking for the ability to cut someone's head off, then location definitely matters...

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Dr. Guillotine from Phoenix, AZ is reading Kurt Vonnegut Slaughter House-Five March 18, 2012 - 9:13pm

I agree, that's why I hang them from a hook, like in Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

 

 

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Bobby Detrick from Bakersfield CA is reading World War Z and The Hunger Games March 19, 2012 - 1:14am

Good thing I said thanks when I did. It would have been lost within all the stupid that is now infecting my post.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 19, 2012 - 1:57am

Or there is that. 

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs March 19, 2012 - 1:58am

Only go for an agent in NYC since that's where all the major publishers are located.

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Bradley Sands from Boston is reading Greil Marcus's The History of Rock 'N' Roll in Ten Songs March 19, 2012 - 12:18pm

Because coffee would stunt your growth?

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Bobby Detrick from Bakersfield CA is reading World War Z and The Hunger Games March 19, 2012 - 1:03pm

Thats what I was thinking also Bradley Sands. The publishers market is huge over there as well.