Does Age Matter for Writers?

Does Age Matter for Writers? Hi Rachelle, I’m 62 and about to retire; I’m preparing to dedicate my retirement years to writing full-time. I wonder whether “age discrimination” would enter into my efforts to get published. I realize the quality of the product is the most important thing, but do you think my age would detract from consideration of my manuscripts? Dear Rachelle: I’m 16 and have written two novels. Should I mention my age in query letters? If I do, will it be a problem? ? ? ? ? I think most agents receive this question regularly, from people at both ends of the age spectrum. And it’s no wonder — in this age-conscious society, it’s a perfectly legitimate question. I don’t think age is a big consideration, and as far as I can tell, most agents hold similar...
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