When an agency posts on their website that a NO from the agent is a NO from the agency, are they referring to a query or a full? An agency that shall remain nameless posted this:A no from one agent usually means a no from the agency. Our agents work closely and will pass along a manuscript they feel is better suited for another agent.
However, if you query one and receive a query rejection, you may choose to query another agent at the query level only.
This agency is clear about their policy, but others don’t make that clarification.
Could you possibly clear this up or add something to the conversation?
Unless an agency specifically says one and done at the query stage, I'd always err on the side of querying a second agent.
One way you can really mess up is by querying that second agent too soon. Give Agent First at least 60 days, if not longer, before querying Agent Second.
One fast way to instant rejection from me is to see the exact same query sent to two or more agents here. And yes, we DO see them. And yes we do forward queries to other agents sometimes.
Bottom line: be judicious about querying an agency for a second time, but don't assume you can't.