AgentInbox: A Free Way to Query Literary Agents Online



As many of you know, AgentInbox – WEbook’s author-to-agent query service – became a fee-based service in April.  At that time, there was quite a bit of debate around the decision within the WEbook community. And we were listening!

We realized that in order to clarify that the fee is NOT for access to the agents, but rather for the convenience and organizational benefits of the online tool, we needed to revise the AgentInbox pricing structure.

Starting on July 21, 2010, authors will be able to submit their synopses, queries, and manuscript samples to any participating agents interested in their genre for FREE!

So, what’s the new pricing structure?

What we now call “AgentInbox Tracking” will be available through a 6-month subscription for $9.95. The “Tracking” feature allows you to find out when agents have viewed your submissions, and which parts of those submissions—such as the synopsis, query, or sample—have been viewed. Tracking also provides a ‘Comments’ field so that you can easily organize queries and make notes.

Agents will be able to respond to your query whether you’re a Tracking subscriber or not—choosing to stick with the basic service will not prevent members from receiving responses from agents.

All WEbookers who have paid for the service since April will be refunded the full amount and can choose to purchase AgentInbox Tracking for $9.95. 

So, if you've been holding onto your query letter, let it go! Submit through AgentInbox. Good luck!

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  1. Lyle Blake Smythers21 July 2010 at 07:11

    I wonder if anyone can advise me on this question: How often does the roster of participating agents change? If I sent my book to AgentInbox last fall and it was seen and rejected by three agents, is it worth trying again? If so, how long should I wait before resubmitting?
    Lyle Blake Smythers

  2. Hi Lyle,
    We have added quite a few new agents since the fall, so there is a good chance there are some you haven't queried, you can check the list here:
    As for querying the same agents again, it's probably best to only do that once you've made significant changes/improvements on the manuscript they rejected.
    Hope this helps!


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