When Should Authors Start Submitting Their Manuscripts?

This isn’t an answer anyone is going to like, but it’s the truth: only the author knows when the book is ready to submit. I will say this, don’t ever send a query on a first draft. You should revise at least once (ideally a couple times) before you start submitting. Remember, this is likely […]

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 […]