Q: Have you signed any NaNo manuscripts, and if so, which one(s)?
|Natalie Lakosil of Bradford Literary|
Hmm, not that I am aware of; but probably. I know lots of my clients participate in NaNo, though, so I’ve probably also sold several. I’ve never asked!
|Sara Megibow of KT Literary|
THE DARWIN ELEVATOR by Jason M. Hough and PRINCE OF TRICKS by Jane Kindred were both NaNo books.
|Melissa Nasson of RPC|
I have signed one NaNo manuscript, but I won't mention my client by name because we haven't found her a publisher...yet!
|Jaida Temperly of New Leaf Literary|
Not that I know of, although I have signed ms. from other contests / projects.
So to summarize what we've learned from our esteemed agent guests, NaNo can be a worthwhile endeavor. It doesn't have a negative connotation as long as you understand that the product is a rough draft and still needs time and revision put in. With that in mind, many great books born during NaNo have been published.
Are you planning on participating this year? Sign up now if you are because it starts this weekend!