Rocking THE CALL

Today, the Publishing 101 series takes a look at what happens when that query leads to a full read and the reading leads to … THE CALL. For those of you unfamiliar with publishing-ese, “THE CALL” (usually all-caps) refers to an agent’s suggestion that (s)he and an author talk by telephone. The call usually — but not always — means the agent has decided to offer representation. Sometimes The Call serves another purpose: the agent does not offer representation, but wants to give the author advice on what the manuscript needs to reach the mark. I’ve had this version of

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