Great question and a wonderful answer.
Carly Watters, Literary Agent
Answer: whenever your book is ready!
The only time you shouldn’t query an agent is when they’re closed to queries, and some agents never close. (Note: PSLA closes from Christmas to New Years Day.)
Don’t waste your time waiting for the ‘okay’ to query.
Some people say don’t query during certain months or holidays, but agents read all queries, and generally in the order they’re received. So if you query on a Sunday night we don’t read it on a Sunday. We’ll read it at noon the next Thursday.
Don’t give yourself an extra excuse to get that project out the door!
Q: What excuses do you tell yourself to stop you from querying?
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Monique L. Desir was born and raised in Florida. She's an educator who hasn’t quite figured out how to escape the Sunshine State and is surviving and thriving within its alligator-infested clutches with her husband and three sons. The daughter of West Indian parents (Haitian father, Jamaican mother), she loves learning about different cultures, languages and people. She binge-watches forensic television shows and Soca dances until she glows! Why? So she can have seconds on cake! Her stories have been published in FIYAH Literary Magazine, Nightlight Podcast, Colorism Essays and Poems anthology Volume 2, and Rivière Blanche's 2019 Dimension Uchronie short story anthology, and forthcoming in The Dread Machine. Find her on Twitter @moniquedesir.
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