Opportunities for Writers
November 6, 2011 12:49 PM Subscribe
How likely is it that writer A contacts an agent with a writing idea, which the agent rejects from writer A but then encourages writer B, who agent knows, to write it?
posted by CollectiveMind to Writing & Language (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I wondered, with the tightness in the freelance market, if writers were becoming less trusting of agents or editors to develop their ideas. And I wondered if they suspected those agents and editors of passing those pretty good ideas onto writers they've already worked with and whose writing they already know? Does anyone know if this happens? And if so, what can the writer do? Send more queries? Develop more of their own personal relationships with editors and agents?