View Full Version : After how many agents' similar opinions should I revise my manuscript?

11-11-2016, 07:49 AM
Hi guys,
I'm in the middle of querying my novel and these are my stats so far.
I've sent my query to 38 agents.
I've gotten 6 form rejections by my estimation.
I've gotten 6 personal rejections.
A few others I've gotten no response and can assume they've read it and rejected it.

This is what they say:
-voice not as clever as what I expected
-can't connect to voice
-not hooked enough
-voice doesn't have spark I expected
(other two are personal taste)

At this point should I continue querying or should I change the voice? I don't know how subjective I should assume this feedback is.

11-11-2016, 03:29 PM
I write as a hobby and I have never queried anything in my life, but if the feedback you are receiving is consistently mentioning an issue with voice, then I believe you probably do indeed have a problem that you need to address.

Get the number of your posts up past fifty and I would suggest you post a sample in the Share Your Work section of the forum for more feedback.

Old Hack
11-11-2016, 06:24 PM
I've locked this thread as you have an identical one in Rejection and Dejection. Only one thread per subject in future, thanks.