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#1 SnowFox23

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 03:53 AM

Hey everyone,

 

I have participated on twitter pitch fests this year, and one of the agents who requested in May was from a great agency. She asked for the partial, and eventually rejected it.

 

Fast forward a few months.

The latest pitch fest was this week. I was querying another manuscript, and the same agent liked my newer manuscript and asked for a partial.

 

In the query letter, am I allowed to kind of address that she has requested from me before? Is that ok to do?

Something like, "thankyou for requesting. here is my partial. you also requested a partial from me last pitch fest, and I hope you enjoy this one."

 

 Truth is, I want her to remember me even a little. Like, hello, I write good stuff, remember me in the future lady.

 

Is something like that ok to do?



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Posted 10 September 2017 - 07:16 AM

I think this is perfectly okay to do. In fact, I've found when I query a new manuscript to people who've done a full request in the past (and I mention this in the personalization section of the query), they're much more likely to respond with another full request. If nothing else it's nice to remind them of a semi-relationship which already exists.



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 03:45 PM

Its not only okay I think it is a darn good idea. Chances are she actually may have requested this--unless this pitch thing is entirely anonymous--because although she ultimately rejected your last there were things about your voice or your manuscript she really liked. I mean what possible downside could their be to mentioning it? I sure can't think of one. 


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