Tuesday, February 5, 2008
DROP B.K. NELSON INC., LITERARY AGENCY
This agency was added to the guide this year because they told me they did not charge any fees. However, I've just heard from a writer who submitted to them and was told he must send a $375 evaluation fee. It is acceptable for an agency to charge a client for legitimate office expenses--such as long distance phone calls or photocopying manuscripts or proposals--but it is not acceptable practice to charge evaluation or processing fees. I suggest you cross out this agency in your guide.