Wednesday links: Questions for agents and re-approaching an agent

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

  1. Questions to Ask an Agent, from Books & Such Literary Management: If getting an agent is on your list of steps to publication, then you’ve probably imagined that all-important phone call. But have you thought about what you’ll ask an agent if they do offer the call? Excerpt: “But what about before that—when you’re on the phone with the agent? It’s a good idea to have some questions ready so that you can make an informed decision.”
  2. You again!, from Janet Reid: Sometimes, an agent-writer relationship doesn’t work out. If it happens to you, you may end up wondering if you can go back and re-approach an agent who offered you representation in the past, but which you turned down. Excerpt: “This happens more than you might imagine. Not always for the reasons you list, but I hear about this kind of email from writers Who Signed Elsewhere more than rarely.”

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