I signed with an agent over a year ago. She supposedly sent out my piece to 12 editors. I never got a sub schedule. Supposedly, she's never heard back from any of them. (It's been 9 months) I asked her for the sub sched recently and she's ignoring me. Generally, it's hard getting her to return my emails or calls. What's your take on this? How should I proceed? No name -- to protect an already fragile agent/client relationship
What relationship? That would imply a give and take, or communication, or ... yanno, cooperation.
You don't have an agent. You have someone tying up your work and treating you like you don't matter. That's crap.
You are a client, you have the right (if not the obligation) to ask where you work has been, and what's been said about it. Normally I can tell you in five seconds what EXACTLY is going on with your work. (I may not be able to explain why it hasn't sold, but I can give you the basic rundown on who/what/where) Sometimes, if I'm busy, or over worked, and haven't gotten caught up on my notes, I'm a day or two behind. Very, very rarely much more than that because I have to know what's going on with your stuff so I can sell it. Every other agent I know is exactly like this.
And the idea that not one editor has responded after nine months means someone isn't doing her job. Since it's not your job to call editors...that leaves her.
You need to have a talk with this slacker ass agent and you need to start looking for a new one. Not necessarily in that order.