posted by Rebecca J. Carlson
I sent my last batch of queries out about eight weeks ago, then took a break for the holidays. Thought I'd collected all the full manuscript requests I was going to get, but lo and behold, one of the agents I queried passed my query on to another agent! If someone says "very interested in reading the full manuscript" that's probably a good sign, right?
As for my querying strategy, I mentioned before that I had three categories of agents. Top sellers (while I'm dreaming), recent sellers in my genre, and personal recommendations from other writers. So how did that play out? One hundred percent of my full manuscript requests came from agents in my recent sellers category. So that means, if you want to find an agent, go look for someone who sells what you write.
I think I knew that.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! KEEP WRITING, EVERYONE!