Reading…

Do you charge a reading fee? 

Absolutely not. 

Do you accept manuscripts in languages other than English? 

No, not at this time. While I have a general working knowledge of several languages, I only have fluency in English, and would therefore not be very effective at representing you or your work. However, if your work is mostly in English and contains snippets of a foreign language – be they translated on the page or understood through context – that is something I can work with. 

I got an email that suggested I revise and re-submit my manuscript. What should I do now? 

If you got an email asking you to revise your manuscript, it means that your work caught my attention, but I noticed a few things I thought were a bit problematic. It’s important to note that a revision request is specific to Reverie Literary, and it’s possible another agent would feel differently. However, you should have received an explanation that detailed why I made such a decision and areas I think could be improved. If you received such an email and would like further explanation, please feel free to reach out via email if you’d like to resubmit, and I will work with you. 

 

Querying…

 I’ve published independently before… Can I submit a query? 

While we can not represent previously published works, I would be more than happy to take a look at your new (unpublished) manuscript. I am well aware of the growing popularity of independently published books, have had many conversations with other agents about this trend, and have dabbled in independent publishing myself in the past. If you’d like to make the jump to traditional publishing, please feel free to submit a query or contact me to discuss the issue further.

I submitted a query and it’s been longer than the time frame listed on the submissions page. What do I do now? 

There are no automatic rejection emails, and no assumed rejections as with some larger agencies. Every query will get a response, so if you have waited longer than the specified time and have not received an update, please send an email. We can respond to most non-query emails within 48 hours. 

 

Other…

Is there a phone number to contact the agency? 

Contact information beyond email is shared only if a potential client accepts an offer of representation from Reverie Literary. 

Will you be at any upcoming conferences? 

At this time, I am not planning to go to any conferences in 2020. This is due in large part to the current health crisis. A conference schedule will be posted to the website should my travel plans change.