Dr. Uwe Stender

@UweStenderPhD

Literary Agent of books for humans aged 1-100, and occasional university professor. Liebt Musik, Filme, Buecher, Fussball. #TeamTriada . Ich sage, was ich denke.

Triada US

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Jul 20

Valentina Marie✨Is Drafting✨ @thecliffhanger_

@UweStenderPhD I want to get a job as an agent once I finish college this December but I don’t live close enough to any literary agencies and finding remote internships are basically impossible. Do you have any advice? #askagent

Replying to @thecliffhanger_

Well, there ARE remote internships available. But, yes, it is a very very tough business to break into. My best advice will sound hollow, but it IS genuine: don't give up. If it is really your dream, there will be a way. That aside, it is tough, even brutal, to make it work.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Jul 20

M S Clements @MSClementsbook

@UweStenderPhD How much store does the agent put into looking at the bio? I have no official writing experience, and I worry that even if I do find the courage to query again, I won't pass the cover letter test. I'm just not interesting enough.

Replying to @MSClementsbook

In fiction, I don't care. In nonfiction, you NEED a platform, the bigger the better. If you write, you should query. Don't let (uh oh hint time) NOs get in the way. I'm drowning in a sea of NOes myself all the time. But at least *I* KNOW that NO's is genitive AND NOT PLURAL!!!!!

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Jul 20

Laura~ @lauravpvp

@UweStenderPhD What do you think makes a bestseller in your opinion? Luck, good writing, the blood of a unicorn? Ever read a book--that you represent or not---and said, this right here is a bestseller?

Replying to @lauravpvp

All of it, especially the unicorn blood. Ultimately, it boils down to word of mouth. And that can be achieved in many ways. Yes, a book I offered on and didn't get: Tomi Adeyemi's debut. Fantastic writer, kind person, great story, big buzz.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Jul 15

Carly Huss @CarlyHussWrites

@UweStenderPhD @AngeliqueKerber What do you think is an important self-editing tip for writers preparing to send manuscript requests?

Replying to @CarlyHussWrites

The manuscript should be as free of errors as possible. Also, ideally, you need to draw me into the story in the first 3 pages, ideally via voice, protagonist, or stakes.