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Offline Alniah

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How would you interpret this ?
« on: August 05, 2010, 08:56:52 PM »
Ok so I equeried this agent with my synopsis and first three chapters attached (as per guidelines) and received an email about 6 weeks later stating "I am interested in your novel..." but could not open the attached files please resend. So I did. A couple weeks later she sent me another email stating she was still having issues so I resent again and touched based a few days later just to make sure it was successful this time.
She answered saying she had gotten it.

So now it has been 6 weeks and I am not sure whether I should nudge. Thing is, I am not sure whether I should consider that a partial and go by those guidelines (hence wait at least two months) or just consider it a rejection since the material was only following guidelines.

Any insights?
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Offline violet

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Re: How would you interpret this ?
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2010, 09:09:14 PM »
I'd consider it a partial. Mark it from the time she received it and was able to open it. I always gave partials three months. I'd definitely wait.

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Offline bodwen

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Re: How would you interpret this ?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2010, 09:15:42 PM »
'Tis a partial. 

Once an agent asks for something, it's no longer unsoliciated.

Offline Alniah

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Re: How would you interpret this ?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2010, 05:56:42 AM »
 :eek: wellthat made my day. Thanks guys!!!
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Re: How would you interpret this ?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2010, 12:45:08 PM »
If you have this problem in the future, try re-sending the file as an .rtf 

RTF stands for rich text file, and that format is supported by nearly every word processing program.  I don't know why these things happen, but they do!

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