January 24th, 2008
Agent Questions–Good Opportunity

My agent, Ginger Clark has been kind enough to agree to do an interview here at my blog. Ginger is an agent with Curtis Brown (no relation to the British Curtis Brown Agency). Before that, she worked at Writer’s House. She has a lot of experience in the industry and has more than paid her dues.

I’m putting together a set of questions now and thought I’d throw out the opportunity for you to do the same. If you have any questions for my agent, list them in the comments. I won’t be able to use them all, but I’ll probably use a few. She also said that if people had further questions for her that she’d be more than happy to answer them. I’m sending her the list of questions on the 7th, so that gives everyone plenty of time. Fire away. 🙂

12 comments to “Agent Questions–Good Opportunity”

  1. Hey Jordan! That’s very cool about your interview with Ginger. Thank you for doing it.

    My question is: How involved are you in the writing process? Will you offer suggestions on edits before you send the author’s work out?

    Also, do you only send out an author’s work when the book is complete, or do you sub partials?

    Thanks Jordan! Thanks Ginger!

  2. Great questions, Vivi! I will pass them along. 🙂

  3. Is there any particular POV which would automatically turn you off, and do agents and publishers have a preferred POV?

  4. Another good question, Bernard! Thanks for tossing it into the hat. 🙂

  5. Jordan, would you also ask Ms. Clark if there is anything in particular publishers are looking for in the way of new concepts?

  6. Question: If a published author queries for representation, what do you look for? What kind of questions would you ask?

  7. Bernard, I’ll pass it along. 🙂

  8. Gennita, Good questions. I’ll definitely pass them along. 🙂

  9. Thanks for doing this! Could you ask Ginger what’s the best way to begin a story, in her opinion? Dialogue, action or setting?

  10. Sure, Emily. Thanks for throwing the question out there. 🙂

  11. Ginger is on my “A” list of agents. 8^) I’d like to know if she’s still looking to expand her list of urban fantasy authors, and if she’s interested in concepts and characters that are atypical of what I believe has become standard fare in the genre. As a rabid UF reader, I know I want to read something other than vampires, werewolves and faeries. What are her thoughts on this?

  12. Karen, I’ll pass the questions along. I do know that she’s still looking to expand her list just so you know. 🙂