Leon Husock

@LeonHusock

Associate agent at @lperkinsagency . Ring-winner, Luckwearer, Barrel-rider, Emperor of the Lone Islands, Master of Lost-Hope. Currently closed to queries.

New York

L. Perkins Agency

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 19 May 2016

Agents don't publish things; asking us to 'consider your book for publication' makes it seem like you haven't done your homework. #querytip

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 16 May 2016

#Querytip: 23,000 words isn't a book; it's a pamphlet.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 10 May 2016

It's like a master class in how not to query. #querytip

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 3 May 2016

Telling me the page count and not the word count of your MS is a sure sign to me that you haven't researched this process. #querytip

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 26 Apr 2016

#Querytip: when you have a 300k word trilogy, you send queries for the first book. You don't query a series.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 22 Apr 2016

#Querytip: unless your other novels are published, we usually don't need to know how many you've written before this one.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 22 Apr 2016

#Querytip: In my opinion, try to limit chattiness in a query. A little "I love that book too!" is fine, but a query isn't a conversation.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 21 Apr 2016

#Querytip: don't query on the weekends. It sucks for us to come back to a huge pile, and it sucks for you to get buried under that pile.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 11 Apr 2016

If an agent passes, don't query again with something else you've already written. Write/finish something new, then re-query. #querytip

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 4 Apr 2016

#querytip/#writingtip: run. on. sentences. Especially in those first ten pages or so.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 30 Mar 2016

#querytip If two sources contradict, assume that any info on an agent's site is the most up to date in most cases.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 21 Mar 2016

#Querytip: if I pass on your MS or query but happen to give some advice too, it's not an invitation to re-submit.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 5 Mar 2016

#Querytip: generally, you don't need to let an agent you queried know when another agent requests the full manuscript.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 11 Feb 2016

Just got another email from someone who'd attached their MS and synopsis and said I requested them (I didn't). #querytip: don't do this.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 2 Feb 2016

#Querytip: Try to avoid formatting your queries in monolithic text blocks. (this is a dummy but I have seen these). https://t.co/IQ138TwjQL

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 2 Feb 2016

#Querytip: Don't compare yourself to bestselling authors and tell me you'll outsell the bible. Inflated ego is not a pro in a query.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 1 Feb 2016

#Querytip For instance, I don't need to know your made-up country's name, but I do need to know that it's the MC's homeland.