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Jude76 Wed 01-Jan-14 23:02:13

Anyone have any experience of changing agents? I managed to sign with the first one I tried about 5 years ago with my 1st novel but nothing ever came of it. He submitted it around but I never got a deal. I've now written something completely different and he says he likes it but has done sod all with it despite having it for 3 months. Getting fed up and thinking about submitting elsewhere but don't want to cut off my nose to spite my face etc etc. Help!

RazaMeTimbers Sat 04-Jan-14 20:21:37

No experience Jude (I'm still looking for my 1st agent, sigh).

Have you checked if he has had any successes in the past year/5 years? If he's managing to get some deals, perhaps you should speak to him about why your 1st hasn't sold. Are you sure he's done nothing for 3 months or could he be 'talking to people'?

Waitingforflo Thu 16-Jan-14 14:12:35

You can change whenever you like. In your contract it will say there is a notice period but even during that you will probably just not be able to have submissions sent out with your new agent, it won't stop you developing a relationship with him/her.

Society of Authors has lots of good advice. If he's in the AAA, you are also entitled to be given a list of who he has sent it to.

Good luck smile!

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