#23 Re-write the first five chapters and send them to another agent

The feedback I received from the first agent was very positive and specific enough for me to make some changes to the first five chapters including the addition of new chapters which revealed the backstory of the protagonist I more detail.

Sending the book to another agent meant first finding an agent who represents an author I like whose work reflects st own in some way. Having identified an agent I could then go to their web site and find out their requirements for submissions. This particular agent asks for the first three chapters or 50 pages. Given that my chapters are relatively short, I opted to send the first 50 pages.

Sending material to a new agent means rewriting the synopsis and cover letter taking care to explain why I have chosen to send my material to them.

It’s all done and been sent now so while I wait three months for an answer I’ve got no excuse but to get on with writing the next novel.

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About M J Dees

M J Dees lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil with his wife, daughter and two cats. He has written three novels, Living with Saci, The Astonishing Anniversaries of James and David, Part One, and When The Well Runs Dry. He is currently editing the fourth and writing the fifth. You can sign up for more information on his book launches at http://eepurl.com/cTnAD5 and receive a free copy of Living With Saci.
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2 Responses to #23 Re-write the first five chapters and send them to another agent

  1. loquos says:

    I’ve been buried in work – sorry for the late reply! Good luck, mate!

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