One attendee just raised his hand and asked why earlier today, some agents on a different panel said they don’t mind e-mail attachments, and this particular group of agents just said they think submitting your work via attachment is a big no-no. He says this may seem like a minor detail, but it’s the kind of contradictory information that frustrates writers.
The response from Miriam Kriss: “That’s why we have submission guidelines.”
Point taken. Agents’ preferences differ, and that’s why they have guidelines specifying how to submit your work—previously self-published or otherwise. Always, always, always check the guidelines before submitting. And be sure to follow them to a T.
POSTED BY JESSICA STRAWSER, Editor, WD magazine