Just curious to know if anyone has any info on an agency called Franklin-Madison Literary Agency. To me, they have all the earmarks of a scam (namely, they pop up under sponsored links when I google literary agencies -- always a bad sign). Then, they don't offer on their website a list of books and authors repped/contracted/published. You have to e-mail them for such a list. There are other warning signs. Just sort of a feeling I get about their website and their claims to be a BIG literary agency. (Or maybe it's the fact that with a name as patriotic as theirs, methinks the agency doth protest their honesty too much! Oh, yeah, and you know how literary agencies generally always like to post pictures of their agents? Except for some unidentified dark-haired, male-model-type guy, the only pictures they have of anyone on their site are of Ben Franklin and James Madison. Sorry, but I don't really want either Ben or James representing anything I write. No offense, Ben and James!
) Yet, I googled Franklin-Madison Literary Agency scam and came up with nothing. Maybe they're so new they're under the radar still? Ah, well, I did indeed e-mail them for more info and a list of their authors/books. I felt like a naive, rank amateur (oh, wait, I am a naive, rank amateur) for even e-mailing them, but there it is. I asked them about fees, too, so if I get any solid evidence that they are scammers, I'll update this thread with the info. But if anyone has had experience with them already, please reply. It's always nice to save some naive, rank, amateur hopeful (such as myself) a little heartache. On the other hand, it would be too bad to slam some poor agency unfairly and discourage some naive, rank, amateur hopeful from submitting with them when they might be legit. So, let me know if you know.
-- Cheers, Connie