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by CafeCliche
June 14th, 2010, 7:57 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Is this a partial request?
Replies: 11
Views: 1970

Re: Is this a partial request?

Hey Nessa, This means that the agency you queried likes to receive the first ten pages with the query up front - you'll find that sort of think on the Agency website under "Submission Guidelines" or on the agent's Publishers Marketplace page. Always make sure to double-check before sending off your ...
by CafeCliche
June 14th, 2010, 6:23 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do you use QueryTracker?
Replies: 13
Views: 2232

Re: Do you use QueryTracker?

QueryTracker is fabulous for keeping track of your queries and reading up on agents and their response times/request rates. I wouldn't leave home without it. :D
by CafeCliche
June 12th, 2010, 2:24 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 97415

Re: Rejection Stats

All right, I was reluctant to share my stats since y'all are doing so much better than I am, but looks like some of you that are just starting out need a little perspective! Queries sent: 51 Still waiting on: 14 Rejections (or no-responses): 32 Personalized: 1 (said the premise and atmosphere were g...
by CafeCliche
June 10th, 2010, 2:32 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 97415

Re: Rejection Stats

I envy you, Blanche! I got an R&R on a query+sample pages that turned into a partial request when I edited the first chapter, but other than that, I haven't gotten much agent feedback. The one manuscript rejection I've gotten was from an agent who didn't have a specific reason to turn me down, and I...
by CafeCliche
May 18th, 2010, 1:17 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Ups and Downs
Replies: 9
Views: 1626

Re: Ups and Downs

When I got my first full request, I was a wreck until I got my response - I was checking my e-mail and staring at my phone constantly until I got the dreaded rejection. The query rejections that followed were some of the hardest, too. I've definitely been where you are. Some days I let myself get a ...
by CafeCliche
May 9th, 2010, 9:21 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query Etiquette. To whom do I reply: agent or assistant?
Replies: 3
Views: 837

Re: Query Etiquette. To whom do I reply: agent or assistant?

I always address the e-mail to both of them, since they'll both be reading it.

As for who to send it to, any time I've been in this situation I sent it to the agent, and that seemed to work out fine.
by CafeCliche
May 6th, 2010, 11:49 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192816

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan! I've had a partial request out for two weeks now. I recently received an e-mail from another agent, and while she really liked the premise, she wanted me to make some additions to the first chapter before she requested any more. I thought she had a point, so I made those additions. And no...
by CafeCliche
May 4th, 2010, 8:17 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Requested Material... what do I do?
Replies: 8
Views: 1979

Re: Requested Material... what do I do?

Man, I wish I had that problem! Congrats!
by CafeCliche
April 27th, 2010, 2:28 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Kick-Thyself Moments
Replies: 19
Views: 6932

Re: Kick-Thyself Moments

It was sweet of you to be so understanding about it... though I think my heart stopped when I noticed my mistake. I know you're a guy, I swear!
by CafeCliche
April 26th, 2010, 8:41 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Kick-Thyself Moments
Replies: 19
Views: 6932

Re: Kick-Thyself Moments

Three words for you: "Dear Ms. Bransford."

Poor Nathan was the first male agent I queried, and my template already had a female agent's name typed in, and... well, it's safe to say that I've never been so embarrassed.
by CafeCliche
April 7th, 2010, 4:52 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Replying to a rejection?? Any thoughts on this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1454

Re: Replying to a rejection?? Any thoughts on this?

On a different track, what about thanking an agent for feedback on a partial/full? It seems like it'd be different because the agent took the time out of their day to comment specifically on the work, but does it irk some of them?
by CafeCliche
March 30th, 2010, 3:12 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: B's Material Request Tracking and Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1659

Re: Life... and full manuscript request

Those are some fantastic stats, congratulations!

As for when to send it, I would say as soon as you can? Within the week would probably be good.
by CafeCliche
March 29th, 2010, 4:19 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: First request for a full MS... rejected
Replies: 22
Views: 3043

Re: First request for a full MS... rejected

Ah, I worded that badly, Kaye - he didn't mean the ending specifically, he meant "in the end" as in overall. It sounded like he truly did enjoy the story, which is incredibly flattering, but that extra something that would make it a go wasn't there for him. By all accounts he's great at giving feedb...
by CafeCliche
March 26th, 2010, 10:04 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: First request for a full MS... rejected
Replies: 22
Views: 3043

Re: First request for a full MS... rejected

You all are so sweet, thank you so much! No need to beat him up, gonzo2802 - as far as first rejections go, I think mine was pretty fantastic. Mostly what's getting me down is that he was my dream agent before , but after reading all the kind things he wrote, I understood just how amazing he'd be to...
by CafeCliche
March 25th, 2010, 2:59 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: First request for a full MS... rejected
Replies: 22
Views: 3043

Re: First request for a full MS! YES!

And here it is... the rejection from the Big Time agent. He called my writing "natural, atmospheric, and evocative," and called me "very talented" twice, but in the end, it didn't come together for him. He invited me to send future work. This is my first manuscript rejection, so it's pretty tough. B...