Q&P Episode 2: Agent Y – Why Agents Don’t Love Us

Really good info re: queries (also about to reblog the first post)

C. Hofsetz

In the publishing industry, many badly-written queries are considered especially heinous, and they are probably the reason why you didn’t get published yet.

The dedicated people who reply to query letters are members of an exclusive elite squad known as literary agents.

These are their stories.

Why Agents Don’t Love Us – Part 2

Previously on Query and Publish…

In one of my blog posts, I did an analysis of what genres agents are looking for in the US. Unfortunately, the main question – why the agent doesn’t love me – wasn’t addressed. The problem is that this differs from agent to agent, so it’s hard to answer it.

Part 1 of this series looked into agent’s X preferences. Part 2 is about agent Y.

Agent Y

For the purposes of this post, Y is a literary agent that posted information about at least 200 queries on twitter in the last few…

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