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Mr. Anonymous
06-08-2008, 08:46 PM
1) So an agent said he'd get back to me in a week. It's almost been two... On monday, when it is two, would it be inappropriate to send a friendly email just asking when I should expect an answer?

2) It's been two weeks since I got a bunch of requests for partials and two fulls. Is it unprofessional of me to have waited so long to mail them out? Will that hurt my chances? (It's just been a really crazy few weeks, with school ending etc).

So yea, thanks for your input guys.

scope
06-08-2008, 09:25 PM
1. Sad to say, but when an agent says a week you can't take it literally. I'm not sticking up for them, but they do have quite a bit to do, and circumstances can at any time alter their schedule. I would wait another three weeks before sending the email.

2. Continuing to wait can't help you! Assuming your works are ready, which they should be, send them out at once. It would have been even better to do so two weeks ago when your works were requested and to some degree were in the forefront on the agent's minds.

StoryG27
06-08-2008, 09:50 PM
1. Since the agent actually said it would be a week, I think it'd be okay to send an email at two weeks.

2. Waiting may not hurt you, but it definitely won't help you. Send 'em.

Mr. Anonymous
06-08-2008, 09:56 PM
Well, technically he said about a week. lol. But I interpreted that as a week. :P
Also, one other thing. Do any of you guys know what a CV is? One of the agents is requesting a CV of my publishing history (I've been published in a town newspaper and a school newspaper, but that's about it).

Ldyjarhead
06-08-2008, 10:32 PM
Well, technically he said about a week. lol. But I interpreted that as a week. :P
Also, one other thing. Do any of you guys know what a CV is? One of the agents is requesting a CV of my publishing history (I've been published in a town newspaper and a school newspaper, but that's about it).

CV is curriculum vitae, a fancy term for resume.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


A résumé, also known as a curriculum vitae (CV),[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9sum%C3%A9#cite_note-0) American (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_English) and British English (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_English) respectively, is a document that contains a summary or listing of relevant job experience (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experience) and education (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education), usually for the purpose of obtaining an interview (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interview) when seeking employment (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employment). Often the résumé or CV is the first item that a potential employer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employer) encounters regarding the job seeker, and therefore a large amount of importance is often ascribed to it.

blacbird
06-08-2008, 10:44 PM
week - n., 1. (standard meaning) seven days; 2. (literary agent meaning) year; 3 (alternate literary agent meaning) never.

-- Blacbird's Unabridged Dictionary, 2008 ed.

caw

Mr. Anonymous
06-09-2008, 05:52 AM
Ldyjarhead- thanks very much. That helps a lot.

blacbird- lol. I gotta get me a copy of that one. :P

Birol
06-09-2008, 05:54 AM
CV's are often, but not always, more extensive than resumes.

Ldyjarhead
06-09-2008, 06:17 AM
CV's are often, but not always, more extensive than resumes.

I believe you're right. I always thought that's what doctors 'resumes' were referred to as. Since I didn't know the proper way to put it, I looked it up!