Nice piece! I like the letter template and the advice about not “dissolv[ing] into a total mess”! 🙂
I was initially going to call this blog ‘How it feels to be rejected by literary agents’, but that’s super depressing, why not focus on the positive this time? My novel, Mesmerise, has been officially rejected (since last friday) by the grand total of five literary agents I was able to query it with. Most of my initial queries were actually successful, and (another bonus) I learned heaps of valuable info about the query process, which should come in handy for the next round – submitting to publishers.
Most of the Australian literary agents I queried requested partials (then they were like, what the hell is this shit?) LOL JOKES. If you don’t know, a partial submission is the magic that happens when your query letter is successful and the agent wants to see the first 3 chapters or the first 50 pages of your novel etc… I thought I’d put myself…
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