Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Widely Querying

Here’s my question: My number one first pick for an agent requested a partial after I pitched to her at a conference. I have sent the partial and not heard anything, which is totally fine and expected (it’s only been two days). Should I go ahead and start querying the other agents on my list? I know that a partial does not get the same consideration as a full, but I don’t want to jump the gun. She expressed excitement about my work and we had a really great meeting.

Unless she asked for an exclusive and you gave it to her, feel free to query as widely as you like.


Josephine Damian said...

I say two days is like two minutes in this biz, which moves at a snail's pace. Sure send out more queries, but two days is too soon to try to read meaning into why you haven't heard back from an agent yet, even one who was initially positive, JMO.

Stephanie J. Blake said...

Only 2 days?

Deb said...

2 months is too soon to fret, IMO. When I came to agreement with my first agent, it took us 6 months and four different books to get to yes.

And agents, from all I'm told, expect us to query more than one at a time. Otherwise we'd all be on Medicare before we make that first sale.

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

Good luck, writer. It's great fun to have your work out and hope for the "call!"