How Long Should My Synopsis Be When I Send It To A Literary Agent?


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It depends on which literary agency you are sending your manuscript to. The majority of literary agents ask for a brief synopsis whilst others might be more specific and ask for just a page-long synopsis.

If you are unsure as to how long your synopsis should be then give the literary agency a call and they will inform you of how much you need to include in it or alternatively you can look one their website for their submission guidelines.

It can be difficult to fit all of what happens in your story into a page-long synopsis but if you pick out the most important parts then you should be able to come up with something suitable for the literary agency. Keeping it brief is important, as literary agents don't tend to like reading pages upon pages of a synopsis.

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