Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Rejected by Two Literary Agents - Woo Hoo!


I've gotten two rejections from literary agents already, which I thought was pretty impressive. The first came the day after I sent the query. Since most agents I looked at advise waiting up to six weeks for an answer, that was an agent who definitely knew what she didn't want- me. I expect to be rejected by all of them, since the project I was pitching is very weird and there's nothing really like it on the market.

To get it published I would probably need to send it directly to publishers, and I have another book project that I would rather spend that time on. But, now that I've gotten my feet wet with agent queries, I expect to be much less nervous when pitching my much-more-marketable book. And hey, there are still six or seven other agents out there who haven't yet responded. There's always the chance that one of them won't hate my weirdo book. Isn't there? Maybe not.

3 comments:

Kathleen said...

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Writer, Rejected said...

Hey, congratulations on rejection initiation. Come on over to www.literaryrejectionsondisplay.blogspot.com to feel like you are in good company. There are about 200 rejections posted and maybe some of them are by your candidate agents. If you are interested, I'd love to post your rejections anonymously....especially for your weirdo book. Love to see how agents respond to something new and different; it's usually fairly amusing. Anyway, good luck to you. I hope yours gets represented quickly.

Blondie - Pamela said...

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