What Does Agenting/Publishing Look Like During Covid-19?

Agents are definitely still taking on clients right now! This is a crazy, strange time we’re living in, but agents are carrying on business as (almost) usual. Of course, some agents are closed to queries right now. Check agency websites as well as agents’ social media to be sure they’re still open to submissions. Many […]

Negotiating Manuscript Changes

When it comes to changes to your manuscript, it’s ultimately your decision to make them or not. I’m a very editorial agent, so I’m going to make extensive recommendations. I usually do this when I offer representation so the author knows what my expectations are for a revision. However, revisions are a conversation. If an […]

Is A Non-Form Rejection Better Than a Form Rejection?

I wouldn’t say one is better than the other, but I think one can be more helpful. A rejection that is personalized with feedback will give you something to consider as you continue to revise and tune your project. Of course, take that feedback with a grain of salt, because it might be personal to […]

Query Resubmissions

After submitting your query and getting a few rounds of rejections, you may revise your work. It’s probably tempting to resubmit that query to agents who saw it and passed on it. My immediate recommendation: don’t. Some agents are fine with resubmissions. I’ll take a second look at a query and sample I have already […]

My Submission Process

So, you’re looking for an agent. You know that an agent helps you to get your book in the hands of editors, but what does that process look like? Different agents handle submissions differently, but this is my process. After I sign a client, we usually do at least one round of revisions on the […]