Suppose you drop your current agent for whatever reason (communication problems, different ideas about your career, you want more of a shark, etc.). When querying new agents, should you mention "I was formerly represented by so-and-so"? Or is it better to say something like "I'm seeking new representation"? Or should you not mention it at all? Thanks.
Mention it, even though agent hoppers are high on my list of people to avoid.
Despite that, I have quite a few ex-clients from other agents in town who are happy here at Snark Central. We had an in-depth conversation about what was not satisfactory in their previous representation. You really do need to be honest about that part though or you'll just be changing again and you only get about three "it just didn't work out" before I'm not that thrilled to be hearing from you.