I’ve begun looking at agents that would fit well with my Action/Horror novel and currently live in Cali. When I search for agents, though there are some great ones near me, some really good ones appear to be in New York or the east coast.
My question is: Would it be better to query agents who are more close by or dose it truly mater where your representation reside in comparison to you?
Why? You can still talk to people over Skype, Tango, email, fax, telephone, cell phone, text message....ect ect....
It wouldn't matter where they are imho
Location doesn't matter.
My agent is in New York. I'm in the Midwest. We've only met in person once, and honestly, there's never been a situation in which him and I needed a face to face sit-down. Pretty much everything can be done electonically anyway.
Writing is one of the things that is location independent -- as long as you can communicate through email or phone calls or carrier pigeon, it's all good. Doesn't matter if your agent is close to you or far away.
Question asked and Answered. Mission accomplished! Thanks guys for the input. Having it said by three separate people instead of tons of conflicting posts, makes me feel better. Thanks again.
Hey, if people don't see eye to eye with you, cut their heads off.
Well, if you are looking for the ability to cut someone's head off, then location definitely matters...
I agree, that's why I hang them from a hook, like in Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
Good thing I said thanks when I did. It would have been lost within all the stupid that is now infecting my post.
Or there is that.
Only go for an agent in NYC since that's where all the major publishers are located.
Because coffee would stunt your growth?
Thats what I was thinking also Bradley Sands. The publishers market is huge over there as well.