Natascha Morris

@SoCalledYALife

Literary Agent at BookEnds, representing YA, MG, PB, and Illustrators. Literary Mentor at Media Mentors. Query me at QueryMe.Online/1067

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BookEnds Literary Agency

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Aug 31

Lara D. Elliott @lara_d_writer

@SoCalledYALife Do you like to see an age range given for picture book queries?

Replying to @lara_d_writer

I think an age range can bite an author in the ass, particularly if they don't understand it. So if an author is like "I have a picture book for 10-15 year olds" I know they don't know the category. So personally, I think it can hurt you. #askagent

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Aug 31

Melissa Charles @2TheImp

@BookEndsJessica @jamerrson @bookendslit #askagent Speaking of MG, I'm working on my 2nd. Are creepy dolls that may or may not be possessed an overdone trope? Or is it like anything else that it all depends how it's done?

Replying to @2TheImp

It depends on how it is done, but I will also say DOLL BONES was published a few years ago, so it might be a harder sell. As long as you manage your expectations, nothing ventured, nothing gained. #askagent

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Aug 31

Allie Greenberg @absolutestartup

@BookEndsJessica @jamerrson @bookendslit #askagent what YA themes are you looking for these days? Seems like this genre is a lot of the same!

Replying to @absolutestartup

I was just talking about how we need something new to re-energize us. But thematically, it's the same themes as always. It's just the new way of telling.

I will say that I am looking for first gen issues, college set stories that are YA themed, and historical fiction. #askagent

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Aug 8

Swati Hegde @SwatiTheGeek

@bookendslit How long should you wait after one rejection to query the same agent/agency again with a different book? Weeks? Months?

Replying to @SwatiTheGeek

I would say you want to consider what the agent said in their pass and then see if you can address that in your next mss. How long that takes depends in the author. #askagent

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jun 27

T. L. Sherwood @TLSherwood1

@BookEndsJessica Should a writer check back with an agent if they get no reply and no confirmation the email query went through?

Replying to @TLSherwood1

If you didn't get a confirmation, I would check in with the agent because it might not have gone through. But no reply from a @bookendslit agent is not a no. We respond to all queries we receive, regardless of how long it takes. #askagent

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jun 27

Shan Nawaz @_ShanNawaz

What's a day in the life of an agent like? #askagent

Replying to @_ShanNawaz

It is always changing. Only guarantees is that there will be emails and things that need to be read. #askagent

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