Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Nudge, Nudge

What's the etiquette on prompting agents for a reply if you haven't received an answer to your query? Do you write them a nudge note? Well, most agents will specify a response time on their website/agent listing, so use that as a guide. Some of them will say something to the effect of "Don't call us. We'll call you." Keep writing and querying others in the meantime.

Miss Snark, in her own, inimitable way, gave great advice on this topic. She hates the nudge, but I wonder if she could have resisted this little gem.


Barrie said...

Very funny gem! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm definitely going to have to look up the snowflake method.

Sara Hantz said...

Yes, the nudge.... it's a tricky one!!!

Authorness said...

Hi, Barrie and Sara!

Yeah, I'm in the don't-nudge camp, as tempting as it might be to ask for an update on a query. But then, I'm totally fatalistic.