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Getting an offer of representation from one agent is tricky. Getting two is a potential minefield. Helen Corner-Bryant helps a reader plot her course.

Q ‘I have a thriller that has agent interest. They haven’t signed me up yet but they’ve given me some feedback which I’m implementing and then I’ll resubmit. I’m really hoping they’ll take me on as they’re well known and I already feel I have a rapport with them. The thing is, I have a children’s novel which is also ready to go out to agents. Do I let the adult agent know (they also handle children’s) about my children’s or is this muddying the waters? If I don’t want to risk diluting their interest and I go out with my children’s, what if I end up getting two agents for separate novels?’

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In this month's issue of the UK's bestselling magazine for writers, we show you how to sell your book, with tips on how to get your book into bookshops and why, and how, you need to assemble a press pack. In the June issue, you can find out how facing up to failure as a writer can be the first step to success. Learn how to use a second person 'you' narrator in your fiction, and explore the opening of seminal adventure novel King Solomon's Mines. Our star interview is Alison Weir, discussing combining historical rigour with fiction vigour in her Six Tudor Queens series of novels. Keep up to date with the latest competitions and opportunities to get into print in the packed pages of the latest Writers News.

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