Naomi Craig @theslyeagle#askDVpit How bad a sign is it when you only get form rejections, even after an MS request?
Peter Wayne @peterwaynebooksI queried my manuscript a few times; however, since then, I have gone through severe development edits to make the story more diverse and unique than the one I previously queried.
What would you recommend doing when it comes to querying the same agents again?
Fantastic! Sounds like you've grown as a writer. If any of the agents said in their rejections they're interested in seeing a revision, get back to them and let them know what you've revised. If not, it's time to research new agents or get to work on something new #askDVpit
Lauren Abramo @LaurenAbramoWhen you've run out of agents you would be happy to be represented by, no longer believe the story is ready for primetime, or have something stronger to query. Whichever of those comes soonest. Sometimes persistence pays off. Sometimes you know it's time to move on. #askDVpit twitter.com/lala_wonderson…
Lorraine M.L.M🍃 @authorlorraineMI'm a huge fan of fairy tales but I've not come across a lot of these featuring marginalised characters. Are fairy tale retellings that feature diverse characters marketable in the current climate? #askDVpit
Ashwin 🔱 @AshwinWijayIs it a good time to query agents and are Publishing imprints actively acquiring rn? I cut ties with my old agent (mild homophobia and Hinduphobia) last August and focused on school but today’s affairs make me feel it’s best I delay my Publishing endeavours a bit. #askDVpit
Lots of editors are eagerly looking for submissions to take their mind off *gestures at world.* Just think about whether you're up for navigating negotiations and contracts. If that sounds like a nightmare rn, holding off might make the most sense. If not, go for it! #askDVpit