So today I attended a writing seminar, or at least part of it… namely the section on “getting your work out to other people”, and naturally a part of that was talking about agents.
A question came up about sending to multiple agents, and the response was in no uncertain terms, NO. We were told that sending to multiple agents was a huge faux pas, not to be done, a mark of unprofessionalism, etc., etc.
Now, this didn’t sound right to me, but I held my tongue.
So I put it out here: unless an agent asks for exclusivity, they don’t expect it, right? A query isn’t a commitment, it’s… just a query. You can send them out to five or ten or a hundred agents at once (smartly, of course… no “Dear Insert Agent Name Here”), and it’s not a big deal.
Or am I wrong? I’m perfectly willing to admit I could be. I’d love some insight here.