Rejection feedback

by Meg P
2nd March 2024

Hello everyone,

I have just finished my first book, a horror story, and have sent submissions to about 25 select literary agents. The majority of these submissions have been ignored, but a handful of agents have sent kind responses to say ‘there’s a lot to enjoy, but it’s not the right fit’ or ‘this book is not for me, but please keep me in mind if you need an agent for your next book’. Given I am an unpublished author, I thought this feedback was encouraging, but would like to know whether other authors here would recommend a) persist and keep sending submissions b) get their submission package reviewed professionally for a fee.

Any feedback/ comments would be welcome.

 

 

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