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Offline Alniah

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Full request after rejection from same agent?
« on: January 27, 2012, 10:17:52 AM »
I recently entered a contest and got a full request based on query + 1st 250 words from an agent. The catch, that agent had requested my partial based on query in december and rejected it. ~scratches head~ ?????? (and yes the opening was exactly the same).
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Re: Full request after rejection from same agent?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 10:51:23 AM »
I say send it. Was it the PItchSlam contest? The reason I say  just send it in is becuase maybe it was rejected by an associate or an intern, and now she will be reading it. Can't hurt and might help! Good luck!
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Re: Full request after rejection from same agent?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 11:29:45 AM »
What Kimmy said.
Either way, looks like you got a second chance. Seize that with both your fists!   :draw:
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Re: Full request after rejection from same agent?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 12:14:37 PM »
I would send it yesterday. Do tell us how it goes. I'm nosy like that.  :yes:
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Re: Full request after rejection from same agent?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 01:47:54 PM »
Yeah,  :crazy: 

Go for it...Good luck.  :clap:
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Re: Full request after rejection from same agent?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 04:37:55 PM »
:agree:  I bet an intern rejected it.

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Re: Full request after rejection from same agent?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2012, 06:21:51 PM »
Hooray! And yes, of course you're going to send it. I wouldn't even mention the first rejection. Perhaps her intern rejected you initially. Perhaps you just caught her on a bad day first time around. Or perhaps she can't stop thinking about 'the one that got away.'

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Re: Full request after rejection from same agent?
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2012, 09:04:36 AM »
Editors are always changing what they're looking for. Maybe the project wasn't right then, but now the agents thinks the novel would do well in the current market?

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Re: Full request after rejection from same agent?
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2012, 06:23:24 PM »
Cool.  Good luck with this!  :koolaid:
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Re: Full request after rejection from same agent?
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2012, 02:09:31 PM »
So true - I hadn't even considered that the rejection might have come from an intern or assistant before. I had the same thing happen with a contest last year, actually - full request from an agent who'd passed on the query and sample pages. Keeps it interesting.  :wink:
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Re: Full request after rejection from same agent?
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2012, 02:19:14 PM »
Go for it - you've got nothing to lose!  let us know how it turns out!  :woo:
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