So I went to a wonderful writers' conference at University of Wisconsin and signed up to pitch to Denise Little from Ethan Ellenberg. Unfortunately, she got sick that weekend, and I pitched to a replacement. (I was later able to pitch to her via email, which was very nice of her)
The replacement liked my pitch and asked for the first three chapters. When I hadn't heard back, I followed up and he said he was behind on reading (leading me to believe he hadn't read my chapters) and asked for the full ms, plus an author bio and picture.
I'm really kind of conflicted.
On the one hand, awesome! I have a literary agent interested in my work.
On the other hand, he doesn't have any science fiction clients, isn't on any list I've seen, and, judging by his site, I wouldn't have queried him in the first place. I just wound up with him because of the circumstances.
So is this kismet, or a bad match? Or do I not worry about that yet? I just don't want to commit to someone who I don't know will be able to sell my work.
What do you think? Am I paranoid?