What's with so many agents asking for 50 to 100 pages included with a simple query letter?As someone who doesn't have hundreds of dollars to spend on mailing queries, is there any way to sidestep sending whole chapters before an agent has even shown an interest?
Agents do that? Boy, not me. What a waste. You can normally tell within five pages if you want to read more. 50-100 pages is a partial, not a query.
I don't know any way around sending what's asked for. Look for the folks that want e-queries. Make sure you only send a #10 SASE with 39cents postage, not an envelope to return the whole thing.
This is a biz, there are expenses.