I was beginning to think it might be time to start chasing the last batch of agents whom I submitted The End of All Worlds, it being almost exactly two months since I despatched them to languish in the virtual slush pile of unsolicited mss. Maybe I’ll leave the chasing for a bit – yesterday I had a response. A no, of course but it does sound like that she did actually read it, which is one thing…


Thank you for letting me read your work.

Unfortunately, your writing is not right for this agency.

I hope you find an agent soon.



It is a shame they can’t give a bit more – a sentence or two even (??) – comment. In this case, even if not a review of the work, something that might give me an idea of where to try next…

Better get back to consulting The ListTM, I guess.