Hello Miss Snark
Last year I sent my unpublished novel to an agent in N Y.
I was gobsmacked when they said they wanted to represent me. But doubts crept in however, because quite simply, they answered me too soon I felt. within a week. They also wanted money for a critique-$90. Now I know this isn't a great amount, but I was told to steer clear of agents who ask for money.
I then checked, and lo and behold, they are in the worst top twenty agencies.
I approached four other agencies. One didn't answer. One was a simple dear John, and the other two praised the book. One said it was a real page turner, but couldn't represent, which I found strange.
Anyway, I decided to self publish, and i've haven't done too badly.
But let me stress this. No matter what these people say about no agent is better than a bad one. I wish now, I had went with them. It couldn't have been any worse.
I have a sequel finished. Should I approach them again?
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