Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 27 Jun 2018

KatyL @KatyLapierre

#AskAgent More than one agent has recommended that I get an editor to look at my ms. I plan to. After I make my edits, would it be a okay if I re-queried any agents that have rejected me, mentioning that my ms has been prof. edited?

Replying to @KatyLapierre

This is something I don't mind at all, but some agents do mind. Ultimately, worst they can do is reject it again. But if feedback was given for the rejection related to not a fit for wishlist, etc, it might have been rejected for reasons which editing can't resolve. #askagent

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · 27 Jun 2018

Cʀʏsᴛᴀʟ L. Kɪʀᴋʜᴀᴍ @canuckclick

@TLSherwood1 @BookEndsJessica #AskAgent Since I am curious about the answer.

Replying to @canuckclick

Yes, I would check the agent website. If they do not have a "no reply means no" policy then look to see if they have an estimated response time listed and check in after that period of time has passed. #askagent

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 27 Jun 2018

T. L. Sherwood @TLSherwood1

@BookEndsJessica Should a writer check back with an agent if they get no reply and no confirmation the email query went through?

Replying to @TLSherwood1

If you didn't get a confirmation, I would check in with the agent because it might not have gone through. But no reply from a @bookendslit agent is not a no. We respond to all queries we receive, regardless of how long it takes. #askagent

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · 27 Jun 2018

Shan Nawaz @_ShanNawaz

What's a day in the life of an agent like? #askagent

Replying to @_ShanNawaz

But really, we spend a lot of time on the phone, answering emails, reviewing contracts... Most of the submission reading and client revisions (for me, anyway) comes at night or on the weekend. #askagent

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 27 Jun 2018

Shan Nawaz @_ShanNawaz

What's a day in the life of an agent like? #askagent

Replying to @_ShanNawaz

It is always changing. Only guarantees is that there will be emails and things that need to be read. #askagent

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 27 Jun 2018

tim @timsalterego

@BookEndsJessica #AskAgent Besides the story itself, what does an agent hope for in a client? What makes a "good" client (or a nightmare one)?

Replying to @timsalterego

Someone open to revisions, critique and brainstorming. Someone willing to work hard on the book as well as marketing & social media. Someone who communicates & asks questions. Someone who sends presents (that one is a joke...sort of). #askagent

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 27 Jun 2018

Chelsea Covington Maass @chelseasfiction

@BookEndsJessica What's your current dream submission? #askagent

Replying to @chelseasfiction

I'm still looking for domestic suspense, but am tired of the husband/wife scenario. I'd like one featuring a mother and child or a friendship. #askagent #MSWL

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · 27 Jun 2018

Julia Martins @books_by_julia

@BookEndsJessica What are your thoughts on using a book the agent represents as a comp? (For context: they're similar in voice/style, but not in theme/plot) #askagent

Replying to @books_by_julia

This is great, as long as it's accurate. I get a lot queries referencing my clients' works when it's clear they don't really know anything about the book and there's no similarity. #askagent

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 27 Jun 2018

Chelsea Covington Maass @chelseasfiction

@BookEndsJessica What's your current dream submission? #askagent

Replying to @chelseasfiction

Does it just have to be one dream submission? I'd love a dual timeline women's fiction too, but ala Next Year in Havana featuring diverse voices. #askagent #MSWL

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · 27 Jun 2018

Chelsea Covington Maass @chelseasfiction

@BookEndsJessica What's your current dream submission? #askagent

Replying to @chelseasfiction

Ohhh... I'd love commercial women's fiction with a dual timeline ala Kate Morton. Also compelling YA, WF or romance with diverse characters, that doesn't sacrifice plot for themes. #askagent

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