Is there a way to increase my chances of having my manuscript requested?
The best way to increase your odds of having your manuscript requested (besides honing your craft – talent is a given) is to research the agents you want to query.
- Learn what sorts of books they have sold in the past, and if possible, read some of these books to get an idea of the agent’s tastes.
- Check the agent’s website to see what they want.
- Follow guidelines.
- Send your best work.
Publishing is subjective. What works for one agent may not work for another.