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#21 carmela

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 05:49 AM

Congrats on the full request!

 

I would echo what has been said here and say better to query only a few at a time so that you don't run through all the agents you have. It's also just less confusing.

 

Personally, I'm only querying one agent at a time for maximum result. Every time I fail it's back to the drawing board and I make changes. The Query Critique board on here has been of immeasurable help. 

 

My most recent rejection, the first agent I queried for this memoir, responded with an hour and a half to an email query. That satisfied me a great deal. I would rather know, and soon, even if it's a rejection.

What is the longest one should wait before continuing? I will have to check my inbox, but when I started sending out my first query, I think I sent to about 5 agents, but only 2-3 replied back. This was about 4 years ago, so obviously the non replies are rejects (or got lost in the mail). Now that I am ready to start submitting again, I'd like a time frame to consider either tweaking my query again or moving on to another agent. 


Would love to hear your feedback on my queries:

 

Hanukkah Havoc Query:

http://agentquerycon...ah-havoc-query/

 

Reality Check Query: 

http://agentquerycon...check-revision/


#22 Gibber

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 06:40 PM

Most agencies post on their submission guidelines that they either 1. respond to all queries or 2. respond only to what they're interested in. But they usually also state a time frame to wait (6-8 weeks in most cases) and to either consider that an absolute "no" or to re-send the query. It varies from agency to agency; it's part of the homework you have to do when researching an agent.



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Posted 07 March 2016 - 12:13 PM

Most agencies post on their submission guidelines that they either 1. respond to all queries or 2. respond only to what they're interested in. But they usually also state a time frame to wait (6-8 weeks in most cases) and to either consider that an absolute "no" or to re-send the query. It varies from agency to agency; it's part of the homework you have to do when researching an agent.

Thanks, I will make a note of this. 


Would love to hear your feedback on my queries:

 

Hanukkah Havoc Query:

http://agentquerycon...ah-havoc-query/

 

Reality Check Query: 

http://agentquerycon...check-revision/





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