We've been over the snail mail query and the e-query, but there are three other ways to get to your targeted agent/editor. Conference/Workshop--if you have a manuscript that you are sure is destined for one person, then look where she will be appearing and go to that conference. It worked for Elizabeth Bunce. If you're... Continue Reading →
Exclusive Submissions–Are They Ever a Good Idea?
The exclusive. Does not benefit the writer. It ties up your manuscript with one agent/editor for a period of time. If he doesn't bite, it becomes wasted time. Most of the younger agent/editors assume you are querying wide and far, very few need to be told that your query is a simultaneous submission. If you... Continue Reading →