How to Nudge Literary Agents

How to Nudge Literary Agents

With Pitch Wars coming to an end, and many mentees receiving fantastic news from agents, I thought it would be a good time to talk about nudging agents when you receive an offer of representation.

If you’ve received that call or e-mail… Congratulations! But, it’s not time to celebrate just yet. If you have queries, partials, and/or fulls out, you need to let those agents know about your offer. If you know you want to accept the offer without giving anyone else a chance to win you over, notify all the other agents that you’ve received an offer and are going to accept it. However, if you want to see if anyone else would want to represent you, nudge them with your offer. How do you do this?

Destiny Cole wrote a great post about nudging agents here: She has templates in her post for nudging when an agent has your full, your partial, and just the query. Check it out, and good luck!

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Lynnette Labelle
2016 Daphne du Maurier 2nd Place Winner

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