In the comment’s section of yesterday’s post, Steph and Melanie wondered if being overseas is an impediment to securing representation. In a word: no. I have clients from around the world and am definitely open to all.
But there are some things to think about. I’m often asked by people living in the UK and Australia if they could have a US agent as their primary agent — yes, you can. But it’s very important to think about your work and where its natural market lies. There are some books that are universal (HARRY POTTER, for one big one), but the US, UK and Australian markets are all very different, and the readers have different sensibilities. A book that is successful in the United States might not be successful in the UK, and vice versa. So take an honest look at your work, because even though the US market is the biggest, you may be best served finding a publisher for it in your home market. And for that you’d need a home agent.
But if you want to find a home in the American market — query away! I can’t wait to take a look.