Inside an Agent’s Inbox by Heather Novak

Nights of Passion

One of the coolest things about being on my chapter board for Romance Writers of America is meeting so many AMAZING people! I have become friends with several agents, some to the point where we have lunch and talk about Gilmore Girls (#TeamJess), and thus I have gleaned some insider information. I will now share this insider information with you.

After a survey, the #1 most important rule, unanimously decided, is:

1) NEVER EVER RESPOND TO AN AGENT’S REJECTION UNLESS THEY DIRECTLY ASK YOU TO.

Never.

“But Heather-“

NEVER.

“What about…”

NOPE. HARD STOP.

If you are invited to respond, or asked to reviseand resubmit, then yes, respond accordingly (this means, respond with your revision.) If you have a question about the revise and resubmit, you can ask it clearly, kindly, and quickly.

I feel like I need to keep talking about not responding to a rejection, because it’s…

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