I think I get this question once a week,
Hi Jessica! Just wondering, if I query you and you think that my query will be better for another colleague in your agency, will you share it with them? Basically: do you have a “pass for one pass for all” policy? Thanks and hope you have a good Sunday!
Happy Sunday (on a Tuesday) to you too.
Obviously every agency is different, but the BookEnds policy is that you should feel free to query every agent at BookEnds, just not at the same time. In other words query away and if you’re rejected by one, feel free to query the next one that fits your book. Of course “fits your book” is key. That doesn’t mean you should query your middle grade to even those agents who don’t represent middle grade.
We don’t have a “pass for one pass for all” policy and while we do share queries, we don’t always share queries. It sort of depends how much we’re feeling another agent might be right for the book.