Reblogged from Carly Watters, Literary Agent
My answer is usually no. Some agents say yes, but I say no.
This is why (I should clarify) MOST agents don’t give referrals:
1) If we loved it we wouldn’t let it go. If we are over the moon about the book we’ll make time in our busy schedules. If we’re not, we don’t have energy to spend on projects we aren’t pursuing. It’s a reality of our job and saving energy for what we choose to invest in. You’ll be thankful of this when you have an agent, believe me.
2) We don’t have time. We work for our clients…
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