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: 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...

My 2017 in queries

Thanks to the magic of QueryManager, I can share exactly how many queries I received this year, how many I requested, and how many clients I signed. So here goes: When I first opened up to queries, I was averaging between 300 and 600 a month. Things have settled and...

How quickly does an agent’s wishlist change?

A few weeks ago, I received a reader question asking about my wish list at BookEnds. Christine asked: I have a story that I believe, according to your interests on the article, you would be interested in, especially if you like [underdogs, strong female characters...

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