Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 4d

DeeLinn @Roaringmoms

@BookEndsJessica I was told once that agents hate it when writers sub to publishers accepting unagented ms. If that is available to us, shouldn't we give it a go?

Replying to @Roaringmoms

you absolutely can. The problem is that often when you get an agent the agent will do revisions with you before submitting. Which means you submitted a presumably less then perfect work #askagent

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 4d

Rebecca R. Pierce @RebeccaRPierce

@BookEndsJessica On average, how long should a writer wait to hear back from a query before assuming it's rejected?

Replying to @RebeccaRPierce

I think that depends on the agent and her workload. With the "no means no" agents I think I might assume they are rejected after 2-3 months. #askagent

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 4d

Stacy Nockowitz @snockowitz

@BookEndsJessica Is it okay to hand them my business card?

Replying to @snockowitz

Yes, I think so #askagent but remember the most effective way to meet people is to make a connection, to talk about real things