Contacting Agents

A 5-Part Series

  1. Querying Agents
  2. Finding Agents
  3. Query Letter Example #1
  4. Contacting Agents

So you’ve read about how to write a query letter and then you wrote it. You’ve discovered how to find agents you’d like to work with. The next and final-ish step is to contact those agents.

Submissions, once you get past your anxiety and self doubt, is relatively easy. No postage and no phone calls, all you need is your manuscript and exactly what the agent requests for submission.

In each and every case, the agent you want to contact has told you exactly what they want from a submission. They may want something specific in the email’s Subject line. They may want 10 pages of your book or 50. One thing they don’t want? Attachments. Continue reading