Ask Daphne! About mentioning previous subs

June 18th, 2013

We’re on a roll this week with advice questions! Before I get to today’s please know that if you have any questions about publishing, querying, submissions, lit agents, or anything that I might have an opinion on, I’m happy to take your questions! You can email me at, or Ask Me Anything on Tumblr. […]

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Resubmitting a Query

September 27th, 2010

I often get questions at conferences or on Twitter about resending a query to an agent. “What if,” the author asks, “I’ve made drastic changes and it’s practically a different project now?” Well, it depends. Did you turn your contemporary YA into a paranormal MG? That’s different. Otherwise, I think you’re looking at a revision, […]

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Ask Daphne! About resubmitting a revision

April 27th, 2010

In the theme of resubmitting, revisions, and repeats, a re-post of one of my favorite pairs of shoes I’ve featured on this blog. And so on to Lisa, who asks: Hi! I’ve sent out a several queries for my novel and have received quite a few requests for partials but never, after sending these sample […]

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Ask Daphne! Revising to resubmit

April 24th, 2009

Stina shares a question from the Absolute Write forums: If an agent rejects a partial or a full and gives you a reason why, and then you not only fix that problem (with the intent of moving on), but also several other issues the agent didn’t mention but their existence seriously weakened the writing, is […]

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Getting Caught Up

November 20th, 2008

On my reading, that is. Not, unfortunately, on my NaNoWriMo novel, which may need to wait until next year to actually count. Rexroth continues very well with his NaNovel, and enjoys reading bits of it out loud to me for my reaction. Luckily, I enjoy hearing them.

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