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Offline Cali

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A revision when agent already has material
« on: April 29, 2019, 01:28:30 PM »
I had 10 agents reading material at one one point. After receiving 4 quick rejections on fulls, I decided to engage an editor and am working on a revision that should take me a few more weeks. I still have 4 fulls and 1 partial manuscript out with agents (they've had the material for about 2 months). When I finish my revision, should I send new version to the agents who are still considering material? Should I mention I engaged an editor or just that I've done a revision?

Offline jessikalindst

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Re: A revision when agent already has material
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2019, 05:20:15 PM »
You can definitely send a polite nudge email (granted that the allotted time these agents give for reviewing your work has past), and yes, stating that you recently hired an editor and made some extensive revisions and if they're still interested that you will send the revised material.

Here are a few examples of nudge emails you could use: http://alexadonne.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Agent-Nudge-Examples.pdf

And here is a post from Nathan Bransford's blog about when to nudge agents: https://blog.nathanbransford.com/2018/04/when-to-follow-up-with-a-literary-agent

Hope this helps!  :)

Offline 217mom

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Re: A revision when agent already has material
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 01:03:40 PM »
Most agents would want to see the latest and best draft. That said, unless this is a thorough change, I would not bring it up. No professional wants to think you queried before you were ready, which is implied by a revision that was not an R & R.
IMO when you tactfully nudge, mention the revision if your own sense is that it was significant. Good luck!