Monday, August 14, 2006
Q & A 81 Solicited Queries
I've been combing through the agencies on agentquery.com, and many of the agents state that they "are not currently accepting unsolicited queries."
I can understand not accepting unsolicitated manuscripts, or even partials, but what agent would ever solicit just a query? Maybe I am a dimbulb, but it just does not make sense to me.
If I had to fathom a guess, I'd say an agent who has received from one of his clients a recommendation of an aspiring writer who has talent but no agent, might contact that writer as a favor to his client, and say, "I hear good things about your project; feel free to send me a query when it's done."
Of course, if you want an answer straight from the horse's mouth, you might write to each of these agents and ask, "What's a girl got to do to get you to solicit her?"