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    Not as trollish as you might think Torill's Avatar
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    Hi brywin – I agree with others here, seven agents, two rejections and 50 days – that's nothing. People have sent out 100 and more queries and still landed an agent. Revising the query after the first batch with only rejections/no replies is a good idea, too, sure – but, be careful about changing sample pages. The general expectation from agents is seeing the FIRST pages, (and in the right order, too), not random pages from anywhere in the manuscript.

    If you suspect your opening pages are not strong enough to hook an agent, then rewrite them. Because then they won't be strong enough to hook a publisher either, or readers browsing books online or in a store to find one they would like to buy. The potential to hook readers is one of the first things agents and publishers are looking for in a manuscript.
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