Re: RE: Agent Advice

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Ann Emmert Abbott

healeyb – 2008-11-13 6:56 AM When should someone start looking for an agent? I have completed the first draft of my novel, but it has a LOT of work to go before it’s ready to be submitted. Should I wait to look for an agent until it’s complete, or should I start submitting queries now?

Bryan, it isn’t a matter of “waiting”.  What would you do if an agent snapped up your query offer and said, “Yes, send the ms right away”? 

You probably have numerous edits, rewrites, polishings, proofreading and formatting ahead.  Congratulations on completing a first draft.  That’s an accomplishment worthy of a celebration, too!