My First Response From a Literary Agent!

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Well, the title says it all.  Now I know what you’re thinking, so don’t get too excited.

No, I haven’t been offered anything from an agent.

No, I don’t have a literary agent.

Yes, I got turned down.

Overall though, it was pretty exciting just to actually get a response.  That might sound silly, but being acknowledged by the literary higher-ups, even when they’re turning you down, still feels cool.   The reason why they said they were turning me down was because they weren’t interested in my genre at the moment.  They offered for me to query, however, with any future projects.

Here’s the thing, though, my dear followers:

The agency got back to me in NINE DAYS.  What’s so special about that, you may ask?

That’s really fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So why am I telling you this?  Pay close attention if this logic gets kind of sloppy:

They got back to me in nine days.

This might imply that they aren’t receiving very many submissions so they were able to quickly look at my work; therefore, my work wasn’t lost in a crowd of submissions.

They weren’t looking for fantasy.

If you are writing a book that isn’t fantasy, then…

You could submit a query letter concerning your (non-fantasy) novel to

Your book, if they aren’t receiving too many submissions right now, wouldn’t be lost in a crowd of other books.

They’ll get back to you quickly.

Do it fast, if you’re interested!  And tell me if you have any questions.  I’d like to say, however, that this is just based off of my experience.  In any case, if you do submit a query, I wish you the best of luck!



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