I have not been a literary agent for over two-and-a-half years now. The main way strangers contact me is through my blog, through a link under my bio, which says I was "formerly a literary agent."
I still. get. query letters.
Query letters are the zombies in my life. Just when I think it's safe to open my e-mail, they sneak in and send a chill down my spine.
So from my vantage point, it sure seems like quite a few people out there are still pursuing traditional publication, no matter how popular self-publishing grows and how the publishing blogosphere has steadily morphed to serve the self-publishing community.
What about you? Are you planning to first pursue traditional publication? Do you see self-publishing as a first option? A fallback?
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