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LloydBrown
06-16-2005, 10:13 PM
I have NF proposals out to several agents whose guidelines state that they represent the type of book I'm proposing.

I feel very confident, so no fear of rejections. Sure, I'll get some, but I either laugh at rejections or blow them off entirely. They don't bother me. I'm just excited about what I might get back.

Add another page to my mom's photo album: baby's first literary agent.

Cathy C
06-17-2005, 01:18 AM
TERRIFIC attitude, Lloyd! GOOD LUCK!!

scarletfox
06-17-2005, 01:50 AM
:PartySmil GOOD LUCK!!!!

LloydBrown
06-17-2005, 03:09 AM
Thanks, Cathy & Scarletfox.

It's been over 24 hours and still no response. When will more agents start using e-mail?

azbikergirl
06-17-2005, 04:14 AM
Good luck! Just remember -- agents are busy people. IMO, it's unrealistic to expect an answer within 24 hours. It may still take weeks -- and some agents won't reply by email if they're not interested, which leaves the author wondering whether the email even made it to their inbox. That's why agents who give the option of querying by email or snail mail always get a printed query from me, with SASE of course.

Vomaxx
06-17-2005, 08:14 AM
You are concerned that agents have not replied to your queries within 24 hours?

LloydBrown
06-17-2005, 08:17 AM
Good luck! Just remember -- agents are busy people. IMO, it's unrealistic to expect an answer within 24 hours.

LOL, I know. I worked with one editor that really spoiled me. I used to send him an e-mail...and then wait for the response. :)

Most of the agents I submitted to say to wait four weeks. I'm sure it'll go by in a flash. That should give me enough time to finish the book I'm on and then chew halfway through the next one.