An agent talks about what he looks for in a partial
Nathan Bransford says, “When I'm reading a paragraph (or a partial), I'm looking mainly at the quality of the writing. Is it of publishable quality? Is it seamless, are the word choices strong, is the grammar proper, am I being enveloped in this world? If the writing isn't publishable it really doesn't matter how much I like the underlying idea.”
To read more about what he looks for and a recent contest he ran, click here.