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by brando
June 16th, 2010, 3:27 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: How long is too long before sending out a partial or full?
Replies: 55
Views: 7812

Re: How long is too long before sending out a partial or full?

Hi, a general quetion I am trying to find an answer to that's impossible to get from google. If a writer once had an agent, but for wahtever reasons no is no longer repped by that agent, agent is not doing fiction anymore, didn't sell their book etc, and now writer has a new book and is querying new...
by brando
June 16th, 2010, 3:26 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Partial versus Full
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

Re: Partial versus Full

Hi, a general quetion I am trying to find an answer to that's impossible to get from google. If a writer once had an agent, but for wahtever reasons no is no longer repped by that agent, agent is not doing fiction anymore, didn't sell their book etc, and now writer has a new book and is querying new...
by brando
June 4th, 2010, 9:39 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: How long is too long before sending out a partial or full?
Replies: 55
Views: 7812

Re: How long is too long before sending out a partial or full?

Thanks Dixon, So I have something else for you, or anyone: say you get a full request from two agents and send the ms. on same day etc. Two weeks go by and you start feeling nuts. You want to send a quick, explanatory email about the opening pages, something that you couldn't include in your query, ...
by brando
May 19th, 2010, 3:43 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: How long is too long before sending out a partial or full?
Replies: 55
Views: 7812

Re: How long is too long before sending out a partial or full?

Ok here's something else, another question. If an agent requests a full and the writer sends it five days later because they're doing some tightening etc--if that's a deal breaker for the agent (though it's a kind of unwritten rule, as in it does not state this anywhere) do people think that the age...
by brando
May 19th, 2010, 3:29 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: How long is too long before sending out a partial or full?
Replies: 55
Views: 7812

Re: How long is too long before sending out a partial or full?

And yo, Ticonderoga, here's something else for you: Things to remember before querying: For fiction and narrative non-fiction/memoir, your manuscript must be complete and polished before you begin querying. That's from Colleen Lindsay's submissions page. It's one agent, sure, but it's direct. Comple...
by brando
May 18th, 2010, 5:40 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: How long is too long before sending out a partial or full?
Replies: 55
Views: 7812

Re: How long is too long before sending out a partial or full?

Okay. I hear you. Makes sense, I suppose. I think I felt you were missing the idea of crawling into agent's head, if even for a minute: climate is bad, I, agent, major league, ask for your book that you queried me about...you, writer, aren't going to send asap, so no note? I guess you're right. I'm ...
by brando
May 18th, 2010, 4:32 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: How long is too long before sending out a partial or full?
Replies: 55
Views: 7812

Re: How long is too long before sending out a partial or full?

Ticonderoga, a word for you: I think in all this haze, what's getting lost is this: if an agent requests a full via email, and you are not ready, as in in that moment, to send along the ms., what's getting lost is mere professionalism, ie, sending a note to say that you their request, are pumped, an...
by brando
May 12th, 2010, 4:00 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: How long is too long before sending out a partial or full?
Replies: 55
Views: 7812

Re: How long is too long before sending out a partial or full?

All great information. What about this, though: you send your query via email and within the hour you get a request for a full. Your ms. is ready, more or less, but could use, as always, some tweaking. IE, you are not ready to just send it out within seconds of receiving request. You'd like, in fact...