A bundle of joy.....
I've heard via the cyber grapevine of a process whereby agents sometimes 'batch' or 'bundle' partials/manuscripts of several clients together and send them to an editor. This sounds scary, like a hit-or-miss shotgun approach to me. Am I suffering from paranoia, or delusions of grandeur thinking that my beloved manuscript deserves more individual treatment than this? Are there benefits to handling submissions in this manner? Is it a no-no? Or accepted practice?
I heard about an "agent" who used to box up ALL her clients' work and deliver it to the lobby of various publishers and say "here ya go". I heard about her cause she's now doing time for fraud.
I've never heard of this practice. I've certainly never done it. I can't imagine what the benefits are. I know some editors read this blog--if they have any insights or comments on this, I'd welcome hearing from them. It's too bad ol' 00 is not posting cause this really would be a good question for her since she was an editor.