How to Get an Agent Part 3 - Real Agent Responses
Two nos and a yes
In this newsletter I’ll be sharing some of the REAL LIFE RESPONSES my submission pack received, from three different agents I approached. My aim here is neither to wallow nor brag - it’s just to show you. It’s a very vulnerable thing, to send off this finely polished piece of work you have, and I thought you’d like a heads up as to the kind of response you might get back.
Before I begin, you should know that all the agents I’m quoting have given their full and explicit permission in my sharing this - conversations between you and your agent are confidential! And that confidentiality cuts both ways, so please do not worry that your submission will end up anywhere it shouldn’t be, this is an exception.
You will remember last week I showed you my three emails to Juliet Pickering - an initial approach, a nudge and a notification that I’d had the manuscript (ms) requested by other agents. This is the response I received -