View Full Version : Okay to label a sub "Requested"?

09-04-2007, 06:42 AM
It's almost time to send another manuscript out into the world. I have a question about when it's appropriate to slap a "Requested" sticker on the envelope.

1. Is it okay if the agent asked for pages during a pitch session?
2. How about if she told everyone attending her workshop to send their query package?
3. Or when I submit to the agent who didn't connect strongly enough with my last manuscript, but invited me to send him anything else?

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I'd rather look like I don't know what's what here than just before someone reads my pages. Especially in cases 1 & 3, with agents who expressed an interest.

Thanks a bunch! :)

Stijn Hommes
09-04-2007, 02:09 PM
I'll share my two cents
1. Definitely okay.
2. She's just being friendly. Don't do it.
3. That depends on how much interest she showed.

09-04-2007, 04:31 PM
If the agent actually and personally requests material, always write "Requested Material" on the envelope. Under any other circumstances, mention the said circumstances in the cover letter.

Renee Russell
09-04-2007, 04:38 PM
I agree with both the previous posts.


09-07-2007, 09:57 PM
I agree. Unless you have a personal invite to submit your partial - it will only hurt you to put that requested on there.

09-08-2007, 09:24 AM
Thanks, everyone, for responding. Your input's helped a lot.