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#1 jaustail


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:30 AM


If the agent's name is: Mr. First Name Last Name, how do I address him?


1) Dear Mr. First Name Last Name,


2) Dear Mr. Last Name,


3) Dear First Name Last Name,

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:49 AM

I've read somewhere that the third option is the most popular, but I haven't written to any agent yet. I would use the third option :)

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:18 PM

I agree; I've used both a first name and a first/last name. I've yet to get one of those agents, so... 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:51 PM

Most agents accepting submissions are young, so just First Name is fine. I haven't met many in this business who are old-fashioned.


As long as you get the name right, I think you're fine.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 05:54 PM

I address all agents with First/Last name. Then again, I think I'm an old-fashioned old man from the 1800's. 

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