View Full Version : What should I send with my partial?

03-05-2010, 03:49 PM
I received an invitation to send the first fifty pages of my novel to an agent, but I'm not sure what I should include with it. My first idea was a brief letter, thanking the agent for reviewing the material and stating the first fifty pages were included, but that seems like an awful short letter and its pretty obvious that the pages are included--there right there in front of him.

What should I send?

03-05-2010, 04:50 PM
Your instincts serve you well. That cover letter, short and sweet, is exactly and only what you should send. It's simply a reminder that the agent asked to see the pages.

Maryn, hoping her instincts are half as good

03-05-2010, 05:50 PM
I like to send a copy of my original query letter to remind them about me and my story before they begin reading the requested pages.

Best of luck with the partial!