Monday, August 6, 2012

So the question...

So my manuscript is pretty good.  Actually, it's beautiful.  Not perfect, but with a little help from my readers, it will be really good.  However, I wrote a query and sent it off to an agent that I think will love it. I only sent it to one because I wanted to test the query letter.  The query was rejected. I rewrote it, because I highly suspected that's why they didn't want any chapters.  However, I want to send my new query to the same agent.  Honestly, the new query is fabulous in comparison and makes it seem like a totally different book, though it is the exact same thing.  I can't believe I ever sent the first one (well tenth one) anyway now that I have a much better one.  Live and learn, I guess.

So here's the deal...Can I re-query the same agent with my new and much improved letter?  Or do I suffer for my mishap and try other agents on my list?  I know I will likely have to query dozens of agents anyway.  Actually, I plan on it. (I'm not delusional.) But I like this one and think she will do a good job representing.  I don't want to break any unwritten rules either.




  1. The advice I hear is to just go ahead and requery the same agent. They often look at dozens of queries a day and won't remember yours specifically. (Ugh, that sounds terrible, but you know how it is when you're trying to break in.) If this query is better than ever, send it girl! What do you have to lose?

  2. Thanks, Christene! I think I'll wait a couple of weeks just to be sure and send it in again. I just don't want to break any rules of etiquette.