Proving that nothing on the internet ever dies, I had two separate conversations recently in which the name Miss Snark came up. Remember her? She was (allegedly) a literary agent who wrote an acid, often tongue-in-cheek blog where she discussed the publishing industry and dispensed advice to aspiring writers.
Miss Snark shuttered her blog nearly a year ago, her true identity still a secret. What's funny is that the two people I spoke to -- both informed, savvy folks -- each had the opposite story on the Snarky one. One said she was a rep at a small agency, while the other swore she wasn't an agent at all and the whole thing was a gag.
That got me curious. (As did the rumor that it was really two gay male agents at William Morris.) So, if anyone out there knows the truth, please spill. (You can email me if you don't want to leave a comment.) Or perhaps Miss Snark would like to out herself?
Update: Two correspondents have confirmed the identity of Miss Snark. I am not going to reveal that information because apparently she still wishes to remain anonymous and no point would be served by doing so. I can confirm, however, that she is a legitimate agent. So for all you aspiring writers out there, her advice is definitely worth paying attention to.