Author Topic: partials, fulls, exclusives, and a moral quandary (well, sort of!)  (Read 2550 times)

Offline type3secretion

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I have an MS out to an agency for an exclusive 30 day period. A second agent has written requesting partials. I wrote in email to the first agent that I had sent partials out, so the exclusive would only be on the full MS (which I think is normal, but I wanted to be clear). I sent 30 pages to the second agent before agreeing to the exclusive. The agent wants 50 more.

Soooooo, I feel in a grey zone. If I send, technically it's still a partial (80 pages of 500). But am I violating the spirit of my exclusive in doing this?

I'm trying to be honest with myself, but I am leaning to thinking it doesn't (30 or 80 pages is still partial). However, I am new to this, and don't want to violate the norms of the business.

Any advice appreciated!

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Re: partials, fulls, exclusives, and a moral quandary (well, sort of!)
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2008, 03:49:45 PM »
Just go ahead and send. Your relationship with this agent predates your exclusive agreement. You don't have to say anything unless you get offers of representation.


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Re: partials, fulls, exclusives, and a moral quandary (well, sort of!)
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2008, 05:57:08 PM »
Go ahead and send, to move the process along.  Just be prepared to say "yes" to the first agent if he/she pops the question.  If you weren't prepared to say yes to that agent, you wouldn't have agreed to an exclusive.  No?

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Re: partials, fulls, exclusives, and a moral quandary (well, sort of!)
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008, 09:01:54 AM »
I would be very happy to say yes to the first agent!  Thanks for the feedback.  I'll send.