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How do I auction off manuscripts I've written to publishing houses?

I'm a first time writer, so none of my work has been published yet but interested in selling my work to an interested party. Also welcome advice on how to get started in becoming a published writer.

Asked By: queendom - 10/8/2006
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You will want to get a literary agent. Most publishing houses won't read unsolicited manuscripts unless they come from a reputable agent. Not only that, but an agent will negotiate the terms of your contract for you so that you can keep as many of your rights to the book as possible... More
Answered By: Obi_San - 10/8/2006
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why as an unknown who would bid
Answered By: and so - 10/8/2006
 
well auction means they are bidding for it, which means you are so famous everyone wants it... More
Answered By: fr_chuck - 10/8/2006
 
Buy a copy of Writer's Market 2006. It is the Bible for writers of all sorts who want to sell their work. It lists all the possible publishers, what they want to see from you, query letters and such as that. It even lists the going rate paid to writers. Also a good idea to subscribe to Writer's Digest. There are... More
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Answered By: diana1b - 10/8/2006
 
If you're not already published and you're not already famous in your field, it's very hard to get published... More
Answered By: theycallmewendy - 10/8/2006
 
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