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Offline Mentha piperita

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Re-querying agent after staffing change
« on: August 22, 2021, 11:46:35 AM »
Hey folks,

Looking for a general read on the following situation.

A couple of years ago I got a partial request from a cold query to a Big Name Agent. All communication came through the assistant, including a couple of lines of feedback associated with the ultimate pass that came (boo). I've continued to edit and (hopefully) improve the manuscript, but stopped querying for most of that time.

I now see that the assistant has moved to another agency and become an agent herself, so the Big Name Agent presumably has a new assistant.

Think there would be a point to querying the Big Name Agent again, since they presumably never even saw the manuscript?

Think there would be any point in querying the assistant, since they presumably liked the query and sample pages enough to make the partial request and they're presumably "hungrier" than the Big Name Agent?

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Re: Re-querying agent after staffing change
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2021, 10:02:18 AM »
I would query both. Most agents with assistants only read fulls, so I agree that Big Agent probably never read the query or partial. In both cases I would mention the old partial request and the revisions

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Re: Re-querying agent after staffing change
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2021, 01:09:28 AM »
Thanks for the advice. Can't hurt as long as I'm polite and open, right?

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Re: Re-querying agent after staffing change
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2021, 12:49:57 PM »
Yes! Being polite and professional goes a long way.