Working with An Agent: Step 4 – Responding to an offer

Okay, so you had the call and now you have an offer of representation! First thing to do is let the offering agent know that you have others considering, and that you’ll be able to respond in one to two weeks from the offer. (Personally, I think a week is sufficient,...

Working with An Agent: Step 3 – Getting the call

Okay, so you’ve sent out your queries and it’s likely you’ve received some passes. But then you get a response asking if you’re available to chat. This is the call! To be honest, the call doesn’t always end in an offer, but at the very least it does mean serious...

Working with An Agent: Step 1 – Writing your query letter

Yesterday I talked a bit about what an agent does, so now we’re going to get into the process of finding an agent for your work! Sometimes I hear people say that they’re worried that they’re not ready to sign with an agent because they don’t think they can deliver new...

Working with An Agent: What does an agent do?

While I know I’ve written about query letters and submissions before, I don’t think I’ve ever gone through the full process – including what happens after you sign with an agent. So in this series, I’m going to take you through the whole process in the hopes that it...

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