I’m based in the UK and have been querying a sci-fi novel for a little while now. I’ve mostly been looking at UK-based agents, but have recently come across some sci-fi-loving agents from the US on Twitter who I would love to query. I was wondering whether you had any thoughts on what hurdles an author might expect working with an agent overseas? Does the distance make it a lot harder for all involved?
If you want to know about hurdles faced with working with an agent overseas, you'll want to ask my clients.
|Yes, I know Anchorage is NOT overseas!|
From my perspective, the big problem is getting paid.
The US requires an ITIN and getting one isn't as easy as it should be.
Other than that, and the shorter communication window (as in don't call Australia at 2am!) it's pretty much like working with all my clients.
Promotion can be a problem.
But again, find writers who are doing this, Stuart Neville, comes to mind, and stalk them on Twitter to see what they do.
Bottom line: if you've got a good book and live on the moon, it's ok with me. I'll even come visit.