Thank you once again to everyone who participated in the Be An Agent for a Day contest. 50 queries, 300+ participants, 15,000+ comments later….. I know you’re curious to see how you did. When I started this contest I really had no idea how it would go. I didn’t even spell out a prize because […]
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Recap #3: If You Were An Agent, How Would You Handle Submissions?
Now that you have walked 50 queries in an agent’s shoes and likely pictured yourself answering 50 queries a day stretching on into infinity, how would you handle your slush pile if you were an agent? Would you personalize? Would you form reject? Reply-if-interested? Crawl under your desk and hope no one finds you? I’m […]
Recap #2: How Confident Are You In Your Choices?
I think one of the biggest current misconceptions about “Be An Agent for a Day” involves ignoring this little number in the rules and regulations: 6. For the purposes of this contest you are looking for queries that demonstrate publishable potential, not necessarily your genres of interest. I was kind of surprised to see that […]
Recap #1: Was This Easier or Harder Than You Expected?
If you haven’t yet finished your queries, please continue to leave your requests and rejections! But also, please note a programming change: I’m changing the deadline to Saturday night Pacific time, at which time I’m going to close the query threads so I can start compiling some stats. Monday morning I’ll reveal which queries were […]
Be An Agent for a Day: Query #50
This query is part of the Be an Agent for a Day contest. Rules and Regulations here Please post your rejection or manuscript request in the comment section! Dear Agent for a Day, I have followed your blog for several months and appreciate that your posts are educational, with many dashes of humor and candid […]
Be An Agent for a Day: Query #49
This query is part of the Be an Agent for a Day contest. Rules and Regulations here Please post your rejection or manuscript request in the comment section! Dear Agent for a Day, In a story that will challenge your perception of right and wrong, Nicky Fusco sets out to avenge his wife’s death, and […]