How I Read Slush: 3 Lessons for Writers

Agents talk a lot about query letter writing and how we manage the slush pile. There’s the flip side of that too: once we request your material what happens? Well today, you get inside my brain. This is how I read requested material and how you make yours stand out: 1. I read on myContinue reading “How I Read Slush: 3 Lessons for Writers”

Why don’t agents comment on the manuscripts they pass on?

This is a tough one. Every agent feels differently about this, but my general philosophy is this: if I wrote up notes while I was reading the manuscript, I’ll pass them on, but if there are so many issues in the manuscript that I can’t tackle effectively in an editorial letter while balancing the workContinue reading “Why don’t agents comment on the manuscripts they pass on?”