I’m not going to be listing every single submittal to an agent for this work. That would run to the several dozen, if I am even averagely competent.
However, the first one is noteworthy. The agent for the First Test Flight was kind and gracious. She wanted to read the first 25 pages, although she didn’t work in the genre. She even farmed it out to a couple of agents in her agency, but they passed on it, as they also didn’t work in the genre. So, she rejected it.
But in her rejection email, she said this:
Have you tried someone in [Agency A] yet? She has a wonderful agency with several agents who represent sci-fi/fantasy. [Agency B] is also a good one for your work.
You’re a terrific writer and I’m sure you’ll find a good home for this.
Now, if the very first agent you query gives you feedback like that, how can you do anything other than keep plugging away at getting representation? Thank you so much for your faith in my work!
Test Flight #2 has commenced.