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Eugene William Levich

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    September 26, 2014 6:29 PM PDT

    Well, I guess I'm in the wrong place!  I'm not a "genre fiction writer."  I write non-fiction--mainly about China.   I've had two books in print, one an academic study of South China in the 1930s published by M. E. Sharpe and another, self-published, on that disaster area--American public education.  I'm four pages short of finishing another manuscript--this one I call "China: a Contemplation," a popularized account based on my 60 years of studying and living in China and with the Chinese--a description of Chinese culture and history generally unknown or misunderstood by Westerners.  I haven't yet decided whether to seek a publisher myself, search for an agent, or simply self-publish again--either in print or via internet.  Going with an agent or a publisher takes soooooo long before the book appears--self-publishing is quick but somewhat unsatisfying.  Any ideas out there?

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    September 27, 2014 8:34 AM PDT

    Hello Eugene,

    We originally started as a resource for SF, Fantasy and Horror writers - but over the years have expanded into presenting markets and agents for fiction and non-fiction. It's probably time we changed our tagline...

    With your publishing experience, it would seem you would have an attractive manuscript for an agent and a tradiditional publisher. It may take longer to appear, but the audience reach is typically far broader than what you can achieve with self-publishing. Worst case scenario, you can always fall back on that as your final option.

    Writers House in NY has a couple of agents who focus on this kind of work. Check out their agent bios for more details. Good luck with your manuscript. 

    Writers House