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    multiple agents in same company

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Joules03, Sep 7, 2010.

    I am submitting my novel to agents for the very first time. I'm making sure to follow submission guidelines, and find agents that accept my kind of work.

    There is one company that has two agents that I feel would be equally interested in my work. I imagine it wouldn't be a good idea to submit to both at the same time. But say I just do one and they reject it, could I go ahead and submit to the other? Or is that a no-no?

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    I wouldn't submit to both at the same time, but if one rejects you then I would try the other. However, you should read their guidelines because I'm sure some agencies have a rule against this.
     
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    yes, most agencies most certainly do have rules against querying more than one of their agents concurrently...

    and some may even prohibit doing so consecutively... which is why you must always check the guidelines first...
     
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    I'm just wondering what the etiquette is if they don't say in their guidelines. Is it frowned upon, generally, to do it consecutively?
     
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    probably... but if you want to risk it, you should be sure to let the next ones know you've already approached others in their agency... to not do so would be deceitful and can get you blacklisted from that firm when you're found out [which you will be!], plus mentioned to other agencies as a clueless newbie--or worse...
     

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