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Harlequin
05-22-2017, 12:51 AM
A really odd and specific question which writers probably have no ability to answer...!

If agents request full or partial, do they actually read all of what they request, as a general rule, or do they abandon the ram if they get a sense early on that it's not for them afterall?

cornflake
05-22-2017, 01:06 AM
They're people. If they request, they're interested. That doesn't mean they'd keep reading if it turned out the writing wasn't what they thought it'd be, or the plot fell apart, or whatever means it's not for them, any more than you'd keep watching some show you turned on because it sounded good, but turned out to be offputting. Why would they? Requesting a ms. isn't some promise to read the whole thing.


The middle ground where you keep watching but wouldn't watch another episode and would watch if it came on and you weren't doing anything else, but won't put it on the DVR also apply.

Undercover
05-22-2017, 01:14 AM
Yeah, like Cornflake said. They'll only read unless they lose interest. And they could lose interest any time. Just because they requested your work, doesn't mean they're going to read all of it. Sometimes after a rejection and depending on what they say, you can sometimes figure out where they stopped.

Harlequin
05-22-2017, 01:55 AM
That's fair, I was just curious.