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  1. Medazza

    Medazza Member

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    Withdrawing submissions?

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Medazza, Oct 8, 2019.

    So, long term lurker here. Finished my sci fi WIP and sent it to about 6 agents. I’m UK based and the pool of them here isn’t huge.
    I’ve had a couple of rejections but amazingly got a request for a full MS. That then came with the nicest rejection. A summary of structure changes, what didn’t work and a couple of writing tics that I need to straighten out.
    So all encouraging.

    I think the suggestions are all valid. So I’ll do them and resubmit to the agent because he asked me too.

    Do I withdraw my submissions from the other agents advising them I’ve had positive agent feedback and then submit again when I’ve fixed it up?
     
  2. Cephus

    Cephus Senior Member

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    No. If they haven't told you that they're interested, assume they're not. You're not beholden to anyone until you actually sign with them.
     
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    Don't mention other agents to an agent UNLESS you have an offer.

    If an agent asked you to make changes and resubmit, do that. But, personally, I would let the other submissions stand as is. Make the changes for the agent who wants to see it again, but I wouldn't withdraw other submissions.
     
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  4. Medazza

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    Ok thanks, that’s probably right. I’m just worried I’m going to get rejections I could avoid if that makes sense.

    I guess until I get the new version done I should just plough ahead. If I get a bite for a full MS I can explain then I have 2 versions!
     
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