Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Correct etiquette

Looking as I am at agents I am a little confused by how or rather to whom I should address my submission. When I look at a particular website to check adresses and such like it usually says something like "Submissions Dept." Is it okay to just send it to the submissions department or should I be trying to work out which agent would be most interested in it and address the submission to them?

4 comments:

Lily Sheehan said...

Does the website have a number? I haven't got to the subbing stage yet but I might ring up and see if there was anyone in particular who would be reading it.

ps thanks for the comment on my blog :)

Colette said...

No problem Lily - you're most welcome. You might be right about the phone call. It would seem to be the easy way out.

Captain Black said...

I would recommend that you try to address your enquiries to a specific person, as this will show that you've done your homework. I've also heard it said that "submissions department" can be another way of saying "slush pile". See if the agency you're interested in is listed in the current WAYB or WMUK compendia.

Colette said...

Thats the approach I'm going to be taking so fingers crossed.