Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 8 Jul 2018

Sahar @Dawnfulness

@UweStenderPhD Hi again! If a writer gets an offer, what's the appropriate time period to give other agents a chance to review previously sent queries and respond? Thanks!!

Replying to @Dawnfulness

Oh boy, you will get me in trouble. The current "standard" is 2 weeks, but I PERSONALLY will drop EVERYTHING to read if I am in competition. So, frankly, if someone cannot prioritize you within a week, I'd say bye bye, but I violate the pretend DOGMA. So whatevs.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 8 Jul 2018

Audra McElyea @AudraMcElyea

@UweStenderPhD #askagent do agents alway go in order for queries in the slush pile or do they get excited about Twitter pitch events/ conference materials requested/r&rs etc. and read those right away? Do y’all read referrals from clients/other agents sooner as well?

Replying to @AudraMcElyea

I go in order...clients' manuscripts first and in order of appearance. Sometimes deadlines are attached, then I prioritize by deadlines. As far as submissions go, it depends on the hype some projects have/get. If there is a lot of hype, I start there first.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 8 Jul 2018

Nancy Parish @nancyparish

@UweStenderPhD #askagent When researching agents, what are some red flags to look out for. especially w/ new agents. thks.

Replying to @nancyparish

That's a tough one as we all start somewhere. I would say that if they seem sleazy, they probably are. Also, don't let them charge you. The only pay an agent gets is their commission AFTER they sell your book. Follow your instincts.

Naomi Davis The Caffeinated @NaomisLitPix · 6 Jul 2018

The first question every potential client asks me is about my communication style.
So here's an example of an actual email I sent to a client last night (shared with permission). #askagent

Literary Agent Mark Gottlieb @Mark_Gottlieb · 6 Jul 2018

Hey folks, I created a Facebook Page for my #LiteraryAgent persona! Feel free to stop by, Like the Page and #AskAgent anything, thanks! facebook.com/Literary-Agent… #LiteraryAgency

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