Thursday, May 25, 2006

Don't Get Mad, Get Even

From Miss Snark: She has two posts today about one of the twenty worst agents, Barbara Bauer. One is here and the other is here. Read them first for the entire scoop. Or, if you want, I'll provide the Cliffs Notes.

Apparently, Barbara Bauer, one of the twenty worst literary agents, was upset about being listed as one of the twenty worst literary agents on the Absolute Write webpage, complained and the webhost pulled the plug on the website.

Miss Snark has asked everyone to post a listing of the twenty worst agents - of which Barbara Bauer is one. Okay. I'm game and though my daily hits are limited, maybe I can help at least one person not make the mistake of choosing a scam artist for an agent (but if I'm not here tomorrow, you'll know why):

* The Abacus Group Literary Agency
* Allred and Allred Literary Agents (refers clients to "book doctor" Victor West of Pacific Literary Services)
* Capital Literary Agency (formerly American Literary Agents of Washington, Inc.)
* Barbara Bauer Literary Agency
* Benedict & Associates (also d/b/a B.A. Literary Agency)
* Sherwood Broome, Inc.
* Desert Rose Literary Agency
* Arthur Fleming Associates
* Finesse Literary Agency (Karen Carr)
* Brock Gannon Literary Agency
* Harris Literary Agency
* The Literary Agency Group, which includes the following:
Children's Literary Agency
Christian Literary Agency
New York Literary Agency
Poets Literary Agency
The Screenplay Agency
Stylus Literary Agency (formerly ST Literary Agency)
Writers Literary & Publishing Services Company (the editing arm of the above-mentioned agencies)
* Martin-McLean Literary Associates
* Mocknick Productions Literary Agency, Inc.
* B.K. Nelson, Inc.
* The Robins Agency (Cris Robins)
* Michele Rooney Literary Agency (also d/b/a Creative Literary Agency and Simply Nonfiction)
* Southeast Literary Agency
* Mark Sullivan Associates
* West Coast Literary Associates (also d/b/a California Literary Services)

Anyone else up for the cause?

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