2. Does the agent rep your genre?
If you ask an agent what’s the number one reason he or she rejects a query letter, most will say the same thing:The author pitched a genre that I don’t represent. [Help others by sharing this tip — Click here to Tweet it!] So my first order of business was to define my book. OH BOY fits into several categories: nonfiction, humor and parenting. When I set out to find an agent, I focused mainly on the nonfiction and humor angles. This narrowed my search, giving me an opportunity to examine each agent more thoroughly before shipping off my queries.