Author Topic: Agent Website vs AgentQuery - which to follow?  (Read 1910 times)

Offline Alniah

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Agent Website vs AgentQuery - which to follow?
« on: April 27, 2010, 07:52:38 PM »
I have had a few instances when AgentQuery says a specific agent does not represent sci-fi but then when you check out the website it does not say anything about it. It may say that they represent commercial fiction or such...so should I query them any way? Or should I take AgentQuery's info for what it is?
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Re: Agent Website vs AgentQuery - which to follow?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2010, 07:56:15 PM »
I would follow the agent's posted guidelines over anything on QT or AgentQuery.

If you can find an interview with that agent online, they may specifically explain what they're looking for and clear up matters.

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Re: Agent Website vs AgentQuery - which to follow?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010, 08:35:36 PM »
Tabris is right. The agent's website trumps all (almost always)

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Re: Agent Website vs AgentQuery - which to follow?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2010, 08:36:55 PM »
Agents provide info to AgentQuery and QT (usually) annually.  They update their websites more often.  I recommend to always go with the website.
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Re: Agent Website vs AgentQuery - which to follow?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2010, 10:36:51 PM »
Always the agent's website. That way, if they say they don't rep something you queried, the error is on them.
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Re: Agent Website vs AgentQuery - which to follow?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2010, 01:42:22 AM »
I have had a few instances when AgentQuery says a specific agent does not represent sci-fi but then when you check out the website it does not say anything about it. It may say that they represent commercial fiction or such...so should I query them any way? Or should I take AgentQuery's info for what it is?

Sci-Fi is not commercial fiction. Sci-Fi is genre fiction.
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