I’ve got a new video on querying literary agents . . . and this time, I’m addressing the not-so-frequently asked questions. If you’ve got the basics down but have some lingering concerns, check this out and ask your own!
In the video, I answer the following questions:
- How many agents should I query at once?
- How long is an average response time?
- How do I respond if an agent wants to see part or all of my book?
- Oh God, why am I so nervous? Why is this the hardest letter I’ve ever written?
- What if all I’m getting are rejections?
- What if I sent a partial or full manuscript a while ago but then I edited it and it’s better now? Should I send them my updated version?
- How do I handle approaching remaining agents if one offers representation?
- What if an agent wants me to make changes to my book and try again?
- If I get a rejection from an agent, should I reply?
- What if I get an offer from an agent I don’t want to represent me?
- When can I list them as my agent on my blog and in my Twitter profile and stuff? I’m dying to tell everyone!
- What if they seem interested but they refer me to an editor I have to pay for or promise representation for a reading fee?
- What does it mean if the agent wants to call me?
- Can I talk about my agent search online?
- What’s your one piece of advice to an author newly querying agents?