Jennie Goloboy


Literary Agent, Donald Maass Literary Agency. Writer: Charleston and the Emergence of Middle-Class Culture in the Revolutionary Era (UGaPress, 2016). #vp20

Minneapolis, MN

Donald Maass Literary Agency

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · Mar 22

Please don't feel that you have to start your query letter by flattering me. Really, don't! Just tell me what your book is about. #pubtip

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 26 Sep 2017

I just had a prospective author write me, "I definitely poop (regularly)." #pubtip : I don't need to know this. #helpme

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 28 Aug 2017

Am beginning to think that if you mention J.K. Rowling, your query letter needs revision. #pubtip

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 23 Aug 2017

Not for me: books about a hapless hero who meets a godlike being who tells him the Truth of how the Universe Works. #pubtip

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 30 Jul 2017

Don't conclude a letter to a prospective agent, "Still horny and still hoping." #pubtip

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 10 May 2017

"There's a fine line between micromanagement and quality control." #pubtip @MNBookPub

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 4 Jan 2017

Today's #pubtip: I will never find Bigfoot sexy. Maybe some other agent will?

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 20 Jun 2016

I won't open unrequested attachments. That includes your query letter. Paste it in the body of your email, please. #pubtip

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 8 Jun 2016

I just learned about an agent who was charging $495 for each new author about ten years ago. And now I'm sad for those authors. #pubtip

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 8 Jun 2016

You guys know that if an agent charges you money up front to represent you, he's a bad agent, right? #pubtip

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 20 May 2016

Sci-fi writers! There is no longer any reason to conceal that you are female. It will not affect my ability to sell your book! #pubtip

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 11 Apr 2016

A brief reminder: you can't sell a novel for adults that's under 70,000 words. Sorry folks. #pubtip

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 11 Apr 2016

Or for stories in which a sexy, mysterious young man tells a seemingly ordinary girl that she has superpowers. #pubtip

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 11 Apr 2016

I'll consider YA, but I'm a very tough sell for stories about being accepted to a very difficult and possibly murderous school... #pubtip

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 11 Apr 2016

Going through the queries. I'm a near-impossible sell for short story collections and MG. #pubtip

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 25 Mar 2016

Please do not address #query letters "Dear Agent". It should be "Dear Secret Agent." #pubtip

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 24 Mar 2016

I'm getting a ton of books where the protagonist has amnesia. And I can't remember why. #pubtip

Jennie Goloboy @JennieGoloboy · 15 Mar 2016

I'm a tough sell for books about princesses, elves, and prophecies. #pubtip