One of the things I enjoy about my writers advice website DearEditor.com is bringing in brilliant publishing colleagues to answer reader questions as “Guest Editor.” Today’s guest editor is Sara Sciuto, an agent with Full Circle Literary. Sara represents children’s fiction (picture books, middle grade, and YA) and select adult nonfiction. A graduate of the University of California, San Diego, Sara also completed literature coursework at NYU. Before joining Full Circle, she gained valuable experience working on film and foreign rights with the Taryn Fagerness Agency. Here’s the question Sara got to field:
If I submit a picture book dummy to a publisher, may I also query an agent about the same pb, as long as I state it is a “simultaneous” submission? I am thinking of finding an agent. Is this a turn-off to the agent if the ms is out there?
Thanks for the advice!
For Sara’s insightful answer, click over to today’s DearEditor.com post “Guest Editor Sara Sciuto re: Should I Submit Picture Book Dummies to Agents & Editors Simultaneously?”