When to Rethink Your Dream Agent

  • By: BookEnds | Date: Jan 19 2022

Most querying authors have an agent in mind that they’d really love to work with. But what happens when that agent passes on that work? More importantly, what happens if that agent OFFERS on your work? Literary agents Jessica Faust and James McGowan give tips on how to detach yourself from your idea of “dream agent” and decide whether this agent is the best fit for you.

2 responses to “When to Rethink Your Dream Agent”

  1. Avatar Alexander Baxter says:

    Dear Jessica and James, loved the blog on dream agents, you insights and comments, were, as always, both useful and enlightening. I think I am still some way off finding a literary agent that might be interested in my work, but at least I know how I might approach a conversation with said agent, or (highly unlikely) multiple agents! Keep up the good work! Wishing you both continued success and a stellar year ahead.

  2. Thank you. Not just “any agent” will do, considering writers are looking for long-term business partners.

    My idea agent is as intelligent as Sir Issac Newton; as clever as Dr. Albert Einstein; as innovating as Dr. Paul Dirac; and looks like Jessica Rabbit. Is that too much to ask for?