This is a fantastic interview with an agent – a must read to get an insider’s view of what it’s like to be an agent. Here is a quick excerpt:
Approximately how many unsolicited queries does your office get a year?
I myself get 40-50 query letters a week.
Are they all read?
Someone reads the query letters, but I don’t read them all. I am a softie and might well say yes to half of them, and I just do not have the time to read all these mss.
Approximately how many are real contenders—books you read in full and consider seriously?
Maybe 10% we would read and maybe half of them could be contenders.
Read the rest here: Interview with Literary Agent Gail Hochman |