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FAQs: Aspiring Authors and Illustrators

Is it acceptable to send query letters to multiple publishers at the same time?

It is acceptable to query more than one person at a time, but do not query multiple agents or editors within the same company. You should state in your letter if your query is a multiple submission or an exclusive. If an editor or agent expresses interest and asks to see your manuscript, you should stop querying other parties until your manuscript has been reviewed. If an interested party is taking too long to get back to you about your manuscript, it is acceptable to query other people, but you should inform the interested party first.

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