11.29.2005

Threesomes

A question for the blog: I finished a paranormal romance and sent the manuscript to my agent. He read it and said it was enjoyable, but not the sort of thing he would know how to sell. He gave me the OK to find an outside agent to rep the work. What does this really mean? I initially signed with the agent with a mystery.


Did he sell the mystery for you? If not, this means you're getting a new agent. One who, it is to be hoped, will know how to sell more than one thing. Paranormal romance isn't Hindu Haiku. It's part of a genre that is purchased by most big houses and a wheelbarrow load of smaller ones.

If he did sell it, and you intend to write more mysteries, you might not want to burn any bridges. And if you have a contract with this guy, you'll need to look at that very carefully.

It's not unheard of for people to have two agents but the things represented tend to be MUCH more far apart than mystery and romance.

1 comment:

OrphanGirl said...

FWIW, Anna Genoese at TOR takes un-agented paranormal romance mss.