Posted by suz on September 13, 2015 at 15:23:05:
In Reply to: Ready to submit - what are the top agents posted by Cindi on September 13, 2015 at 11:12:08:
: Okay, my book is ready to submit to an agent. Any advice? What are the top agencies?
The top agencies, like William Morris and Trident, don't accept unsolicited manuscripts. Some of the other top agencies do, and if you go to their web sites, they will tell you how to submit (by email). But they tell you straight out that if they are not interested, you probably won't even get a rejection letter from them. That means you are left checking your email every day and getting no response at all. If you do get a response from a top agent, it will usually come months later as a form letter, saying sorry, but no thanks. So what do you do? Do you keep on sending out emails to top agents, hoping one of them will eventually respond? Or do you try one of the lesser agents (who may not have the connections to actually sell your book)? It's the classic fiction writer's dilemma. Another approach is to attend writer's conferences where you get a few minutes to pitch to one of the attending agents. That way, at least you know they are actually looking for clients.
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