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Alice Brinkman Literary Agency

Alice Brinkman Literary Agency is owned and operated by me, Alice Brinkman.  My commitment to you is to find you a publisher.  I cannot guarantee how long it will take to get you signed but I will do my best to find your writing a home.  I cannot and will not promise you that will happen.  Your writing is what will make that happen.  At present, I have three writers from Paris, Scotland, England, and three writers from the USA that I am working with and communicating with.  I also am working very hard reading your query letters and PDF submissions.  If I believe in your writing, then you can believe in me.  Plain and simple.  If your writing can immediately pull me into the world you have created to the point I do not want to put it down, then we will have further communication about signing a contract. I know that many if not all of you sending submissions to me are sending submissions to other agents.  This is what you should be doing.  So, keep writing! Don't give up on your dream.  Cheers, Alice. 

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Still reading...write on!!!

First of all I want to applaud all of you who have already experienced publication and recognition.   To all you writers out there who are still writing and still submitting, kudos to you for keeping your dreams alive.  The life of a writer is a lifelong endeavor, if it were easy, everyone would do it.  Some writers will find publication either with a publisher or through self-publishing. Either way, it is something one can be very proud of.For some of us, writing is a lifelong journey whether we find publication or not. So, keep writing.  I would like to encourage those of you who have completed manuscripts to send along at least fifty pages with your query and synopsis. Because of the volume of submissions, I will not be able to respond to each writer.  It is impossible to reach out to every person that submits work to me. This is the reality of the business. So, until then, good luck and write on!!! Alice​​​​​​

Step 1- How Do I Get Published?

It will take an enormous amount of faith for you to believe that I am the person who will work tirelessly getting your name out in the universe to as many publishers as possible.  Once I finish reading your submission, and if your writing ignites a passion in me strong enough to contact you to see if you still need an agent, then I will contact you.  That will be the only time you will hear from me.  I will only reach out to you to discuss securing a written contract with you in order to pursue publishers on your behalf.  I simply cannot reach out to every writer after I receive submissions. A writer looking for an agent must cast a large net to reach as many agents as possible.  Once I have a signed contract with a writer, I will then move forward reaching out to publishers.  

Step 2 - Trusting Alice Brinkman Literary Agency

When I have finished reading your work, I will contact you to discuss the details of where you are in your agent search and if you still need representation. We will get a chance to know each other at that time through email, zoom video calls, and phone conversations.  I work remotely, and I engage with writers from all over the globe through my website and email.  Being a writer myself, I know what a privilege it is for all of you who are submitting your work to me, and I will not waste your time or squash your dreams of getting published.  If I agree to represent you, I will do my best to help you get there.  I will not promise you anything more than that.  Keep writing, keep submitting, and keep the faith.  Alice

 Signing on with Alice Brinkman 

Once we both agree that I will represent you in finding a publisher, a contract will need to be discussed and signed.  Only after I have a signed contract will I begin the footwork in getting your work out to the publishers.  I will walk you through the contract over the phone, fax etc. to save time and travel.  Remember no one makes a penny until a publisher signs you on.  Keep the faith, this is not a fast process and one must be patient and keep a positive outlook no matter what happens.  

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I would like to see at least 50 pages of finished work if you have it. Some of you are saying that you have completed the manuscript but are only sending me a synopsis. It would help save time to include the pdf with your query/synopsis. Cheers! 

Thanks for submitting!

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