To be accepted into QueryManager, agents must satisfy at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be a member of The Association of Authors' Representatives, or similar group appropriate for your country of residence.
  • Have a positive rating from Preditors & Editors. (the site is currently unavailable while it goes through some renovations.)
  • Have at least 2 sales reported on Publisher's Marketplace to qualifying publishers. (Publishers who only accept submissions from agents.)
  • Be an employee at an agency that already meets the above criteria.


To be accepted into QueryManager, publishers must satisfy all of the following criteria:

  • Company must have been established for at least a year.
  • Be in good standing with all business and publishing industry rating organizations.
  • Have at least 2 books in print. (Books written by any staff of the publishing company do not qualify.)
  • Can not be a self-publishing or vanity publishing services.