I'm trying to find representation for a science fiction novel (yeah, yeah, I know... but the characters decided on THAT, not me) and the pool of agents to query is smaller than for other genres. I'm still in the single digits in acquiring rejection slips but already feel the walls closing in.
Say Mr. Big-Time-Agent Agency reads science fiction submissions. I try him and he rejects me. However, several other agents who accept science fiction submissions are also at the agency. Do I consider Mr. Big's dimissal a blanket rejection? Or is there a problem about approaching other agents within his agency? HE didn't want it-- but perhaps another agent there does.
I've asked people in my writing group and the opinions were varied. So, I'm going to One Who Actually Knows Stuff *s*.
Thanks for great information you provide on regular basis. Your blog has provided me lots of insight.
Snarkling X (who works in the TV industry and has actually been around Mr. Clooney but never worked directly with him. If that changes, I'll be sure to give him your regards *s*)
Los Angeles, California
Around him? Works for me!! I'll send the contracts overnight.
must turn away from the ethical lapse...
must not behave badly in full view of the devotion of snarklings far and wide...
Actually, I don't know the answer to this question.
I fly solo. Killer Yapp wanted to represent Paris Hilton's jilted dog in a tail-all memoir, but he had a hard time finding Tinkerbelle's new address.
My educated guess is that you can query everyone in the agency without fear of overstepping. Surely they don't agree on every client or have one bite satisfies all policies.
But, I'll be glad to hear from other folks who work in multiple person agencies weigh in on this. AgentKate are you listening?