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Not-So-Frequently Asked Querying Questions

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Published on Dec 23, 2014

Know the basics of querying literary agents for your novel but still have some questions about how it works? Your not-as-frequently asked question might be answered in this video!

Answered questions:

1:07 How many agents should I query at once?

2:14 How long is an average response time?

3:08 How do I respond if an agent wants to see part or all of my book?

4:40 Oh God, why am I so nervous? Why is this the hardest letter I've ever written?

5:47 What if all I'm getting are rejections?

6:49 What if I sent a partial or full manuscript a while ago but then I edited it and it's better now? Should I send them my updated version?

7:50 How do I handle approaching remaining agents if one offers representation?

9:56 What if an agent wants me to make changes to my book and try again?

11:31 If I get a rejection from an agent, should I reply?

12:34 What if I get an offer from an agent I don't want to represent me?

14:49 When can I list them as my agent on my blog and in my Twitter profile and stuff? I'm dying to tell everyone!

15:21 What if they seem interested but they refer me to an editor I have to pay for or promise representation for a reading fee?

16:53 What does it mean if the agent wants to call me?

17:51 Can I talk about my agent search online?

20:29 What's your one piece of advice to an author newly querying agents?

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