Friday, December 19, 2008

I've Got A Problem

On my last blog post I said that I would be sending out my query letter on January 15. Since my query-several-agents-at-the-same-time policy hasn't worked in the past, I was going to query The Ultimate Evil off one letter at a time. Slow, but seemed practical for me.

I still have a problem.

I found out this morning that Firebrand Agency is having a query holiday. What does that mean? It means that when you submit to them you don't send a query letter, but rather the first chapter of your complete (only one submission, please) WiP. This started Dec. 15 and ends midnight Jan. 15, the day I send my query letter that I've worked six months on to the Nelson Literary Agency.

My finals edits are not quite done, but chapter one is all set and ready to go. I don't know, should I take part in this query holiday? It sounds like fun whether I hear from them or not. (This is a don't hear, not interested thing).

So, what do you think I should do? I'll tell you this though, I'm asking all of you before my mom! (That's saying something!) LOL :D


Ian said...

Might as well participate and send them the first chapter of your book I guess. Sounds interesting. :)

Madison said...

Thanks, Ian! :)

Marian said...

Definitely send the first chapter of your book.

Heck, if I didn't have to break up with an agent in January I'd be sending out a chapter too!

Madison said...

Thanks, Marian! :)

Sarah BFF said...

i think you worked too hard not to send your letter, but this is a shortcut that you NEED to take advantage of, and hey, it's easy to reject a letter, but if they read your book then you know for sure if they don't want it. might be a more personal rejection, but then they've read it, and not the letter about it.

i think it's a good idea
or i may make no since.

Madison said...

Just told you decision over phone! :D