However, for most of you it won’t be a ‘perfect world’ scenario. You might not get any requests, you might be lucky enough to get some direct feedback from an agent, and if you’re REALLY lucky, they’ll ask you to requery your novel after you’ve done work on it.
So how to do you query again after you’ve done a rewrite?
Do agents want to see the book again?
What if I already sent it to my dream agent and they passed? Will they want to see it again?
Am I even allowed to re-send?
Yes, you are ‘allowed’ to requery, but here are some general guidelines:
1. Let us know that we’ve seen a version of it before.
2. If you’re going to send it to us again, make sure you’ve done a considerable amount of work.
3. If we provided you with specific targets for revision, let us know that you accomplished them.
4. But be warned, you only get one chance to make a first impression and you’ve already used it.
Books are never considered finished until they go to the printer. They are in a constant state of creating, editing, revising and writing. It’s okay to tweak and polish as you go.
However, you only have one chance to wow us and often times querying with a rewrite isn’t beneficial unless we’ve specifically requested it.
Q: What questions do writers have about resubmitting projects?