Leon Husock

@LeonHusock

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

New York

L. Perkins Agency

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 29 Nov 2017

#querytip/#writingtip: every 5k words over 100k for a YA novel makes it harder to rep/sell. Not impossible. But harder.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 28 Nov 2017

I've said this before but please, PLEASE include your sample pages! If I'm on the fence after your query those pages are what can push me over into a request instead of a pass. They're important! #querytip

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 27 Nov 2017

If I pass on your query and you immediately send me a different query, I'm not going to respond. Don't just send agents your whole trunk one after the other. #querytip

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 3 Oct 2017

A quick note on querying, which I understand can be a source of some stress. #querytip

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 25 Sep 2017

I'm consistently amazed by how many queries I get that are apparently sent from a spouse's email address. Please make your own. #querytip

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 11 Sep 2017

Oh my god, people, do not give me the total word count of your series in the query! #heartattack #500kwords #querytip

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 8 Sep 2017

Hey, you know you don't have to comp GRR Martin for your epic fantasy series, right? There are other epic fantasy series. #querytip

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 29 Aug 2017

Make sure your email shows up in inboxes with your name; never query with a shared email address if you can help it. #querytip

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 24 Aug 2017

Except that I do request the first 5 pages. Don't willfully ignore the guidelines and then let the agent know you're doing so. #querytip

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 24 Aug 2017

Is your book less than 30k words and not a MG/chapter book? It shouldn't be. #querytip

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 24 Aug 2017

I get a lot of SF queries telling me about their world/themes with no mention of a main character. Don't do this. #querytip

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 11 Aug 2017

The MOST important thing in your query is your MC(s). Your world, your style, your themes, are all secondary. #querytip

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 4 Aug 2017

If, for some reason, you have someone else querying your book to me for you and are not a small child, odds are I will reject it. #querytip

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 3 Aug 2017

One more time for the people in the back: Don't tell me I represent genres I don't represent! I know which genres I represent. #querytip

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 31 Jul 2017

Double/triple/quadruple check your query for typos and grammatical/spelling errors. This is your first impression as a *writer*. #querytip

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 7 Jul 2017

Queriers: do not tell me how I could market your book. Let me worry about that. You worry about your book. #querytip

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 6 Jul 2017

The 5 page sample I ask for in queries is my tiebreaker. If you didn't include it and I'm on the fence, I'm probably gonna pass. #querytip

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 30 Jun 2017

Things your query should have: Word count. Pitch. YOUR MAIN CHARACTER(S)' NAME(S). #querytip

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