View Full Version : Agent request - first 50 pages?

05-26-2008, 06:41 AM
When an agent requests the first 50 pages, is it the first 50 pages or up until the end of a chapter that's close to the 50 page mark? Same thing with 75 pages, etc. Just curious.

05-26-2008, 07:27 AM
Christa -

Agents expect you to use common sense. If they request 50 pages, and your chapter ends on page 52, send them 52 pages. I promise you, they won't mind. If your first 50 pages ends in the middle of a chapter, send them the rest of that scene.

Sometimes, we writers try to make the query process seem like rocket science.

Congrats! An agent has liked your query enough to ask for pages. That's very cool. Send them what you think they will be comfortable with.


05-27-2008, 01:38 AM
I figured as much but I'm the type that doesn't like to assume. :)

And no, I haven't been asked yet, but thanks anyway :P I'm just now starting the query process and it was a question I was curious to know for sure the answer of. Thanks again.