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P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 19h

It's never too late to go back & watch some of our past #askagent sessions! You can find them on our Facebook page: https://t.co/8ksFSd2KZl

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 23h

Working on a guest post for @OpenBookON . What do you want to know about publishing/writing/querying from an agent's perspective? #askagent

Eric Smith @ericsmithrocks · 1w

All the insight from editors, agents, and authors in #askDVpit right now is incredible. Go read up, and thank Actual Legend™ @beth_phelan .

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · 1w

#askDVpit My last question! How many times should I try to get published if I keep getting rejected?

I'd say never stop if it's what you love! Just get better with each book. Many great authors write 10+ MSs before p… https://t.co/SXDIy82UHI

J. Marcelle Corrie @jmarcellecorrie · 1w

#askDVpit My last question! How many times should I try to get published if I keep getting rejected?

If publishing is your dream, my advice is not to stop at all #askdvpit https://t.co/LoeKbMuAiU

J. Marcelle Corrie @jmarcellecorrie · 1w

@caitief How bad is it to use movies for comps? I seem to have issues comparing my manuscript to something already in existence. #askDVpit

You can use a movie comp, just make sure you also have a book comp. We'll want to know where your book will fit on… https://t.co/BsCEg4lfV2

Caitie Flum @caitief · 1w

@caitief On pitch day, do you search on #own or #OwnVoices ? #askDVpit

I do both! I also have about 20 tabs open with my searches... #askdvpit https://t.co/0502d4Faic

Jennifer Ung @JenPanda · 1w

@caitief How bad is it to use movies for comps? I seem to have issues comparing my manuscript to something already in existence. #askDVpit

@WhatLilliThinks @caitief I don't mind it as long as it's nothing too obscure. #askdvpit

Caitie Flum @caitief · 1w

@caitief How bad is it to use movies for comps? I seem to have issues comparing my manuscript to something already in existence. #askDVpit

In a pitch, I think it is fine. I prefer to see also see a book in the query if you have comps, but for pitches, mo… https://t.co/58TZk21V8p

Caitie Flum @caitief · 1w

Will agents & editors request query or manuscripts off pitch? #askdvpit

It depends on the person! I think most ask for some pages w/ the query, even if they usually don't. #askdvpit https://t.co/CLHgAYzxNh

Caitie Flum @caitief · 1w

What's standard-agent-reading-time after a MS request? #askdvpit

There is no standard. It could be immediate. It could be six months+ #askDVpit https://t.co/I8I57HjGj8

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · 1w

What genre would story based on retellings of Norse myth be, w/ Loki as MC? I have trouble describing genre in Queries. Thanks! #askDVpit

Depends on how you do it! If magic/gods are involved but you're not sure, you could just call it SFF or speculative… https://t.co/Kgv3w6Y2Md

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · 1w

What's your turn off? In MS and in pitching #askdvpit

In pitching: no stakes or conflict. #askDVpit https://t.co/Fuikhg6gIU

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 1w

Can anyone recommend some well-written YA books with Jewish protagonists? It's hard to find characters that share my religion. #askdvpit

@ZarionKreena I feel your pain. Check out the Sydney Taylor Book Award lists. Also these lists on Tablet: https://t.co/Sg4RxSlVn9 #askDVpit

Jennifer Ung @JenPanda · 1w

Can anyone recommend some well-written YA books with Jewish protagonists? It's hard to find characters that share my religion. #askdvpit

Ha, shamelessly plugging @rlynn_solomon here. Her gorgeous debut comes out Spring '18! Dual POV Jewish protagonists… https://t.co/TVbx8IwgXf

J. Marcelle Corrie @jmarcellecorrie · 1w

Is it necessary for me to mention that I'm African-American in my query letter? If so, how do I go about doing that? #askDVpit

It's not necessary, but if your work is #ownvoices I would include that it's #ownvoices #askdvpit https://t.co/tsSQqxLBia

Kate Brauning @KateBrauning · 1w

In fact, if I am intrigued by a pitch, I'll usually go to that person's twitter profile and look for those other variations. #askDVpit

I do this too! #askDVpit https://t.co/yKXBI9ugfa

J. Marcelle Corrie @jmarcellecorrie · 1w

@bachbunny @AuthorKatM You can just say "This is own voices" in the paragraph you give genre and word count. #askDVpit

@caitief @bachbunny @AuthorKatM Caitie, you beat me to it lol #askDVpit

Caitie Flum @caitief · 1w

I don't think the setting needs to be generic/US-based so long as the themes and emotions feel universally resonant… https://t.co/xgjUrEfySQ

@JenPanda Was just typing almost these exact words! (Also, I am SO looking for Australian books/writers!) #askDVpit