Matt McGowan of Frances Goldin Literary Agency

Matt McGowan of Frances Goldin Literary Agency

Agent Advice

Posted 6.24.13

I’ve made revisions to a novel that change it in significant ways, including a name change. Is it bad form to submit it to some agents who asked for the manuscript before but passed on it?

Jim from
Salt Lake City,
UT
Frances Goldin Literary Agency, Inc.
57 East Eleventh Street, Suite 5B
New York, NY 10003

I think you can query agents with the same book if you feel it’s been significantly improved. You should be up front, however, with the fact that they have previously seen a version of it.

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