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Wednesday, March 08, 2006
OH GOOD GRIEF!
I realize, and accept, the fact that many people in the publishing industry do not share my political beliefs. In fact, many writers who blog -- and there are many -- do not share my political beliefs, which is why I do not touch the subject when visiting their blogs/sites. I overlook the occasional barb made about the president/Republicans/right-wing a reader will leave in the comment section. When I get to the point of actually needing an agent (which is the first step when you're ready to publish), I won't care if the agent/editor/publisher is a flaming socialist, just as long as said person can do right (no pun intended) by me.
Here's a writer obviously disagrees with me.
Dear Miss Snark,
I know a writer and agent aren't going to hang out together around the gin pail but still, I'd like to know that my agent shares my general sensibilities about the political situation in this country. I fired my insurance agent after he came to my house with a Bushbot sticker on his bumper and absolutely cringe at the thought of collaborating with a literary agent who, unbeknownst to me, condones illegal invasion and occupation, torture, assault on the poor, cronyism, and the laundry list of other horrific acts committed by this administration.
I was able to delete some candidates from my agent search because their web sites touted Reaganomics and past professional association with Grover Norquist, but aside from these instances, how is a writer to know?
Not only don't I want a relationship with someone who thinks everything's hunky dory right now, I don't want my agent's 15 percent funding the radical extremists currently running roughshod over everything I value.
8 WOW! Check out the comments readers left on that Miss Snark post!
8 And then check out Miss Snark's reply here.