Okay, we all know (don’t we!) that you don’t pay an agent. If an agent wants money up front or wants you to pay for editing (or directs you to a specific editing service that charges, then they’ll read your submission), run. If you sign with an agent, you may be charged for some fees such as shipping your manuscript to editors…maybe.
But here’s a story where you can pay a top-notch agent to read the first 50 pages of your manuscript and it’s legit. But would you?
Each month, Irene Goodman of the Irene Goodman Literary Agency, “puts her services up on eBay to benefit three foundations that fund research to cure deafness and blindness: the Deafness Research Foundation, Hope for Vision and Foundation Fighting Blindness. Bidding starts at $500 for each of the three monthly auctions, and the winners get to have the first 50 pages of their manuscripts read and critiqued by Goodman.”
So, again, my question is…would you?
6 months ago