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Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1d

@UweStenderPhD If we've pitched before, and done major rewrite and pitch again. Tell you, or pitch as brand new work?

@PattiDwrites Tell me, but state how significant the changes are. #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1d

@UweStenderPhD What are your thoughts on low word count for literary fic? Current MS is only 62k words but I feel a… https://t.co/UWIujXquHI

@TMeuretBooks It seems low, BUT there are always exceptions. If it's brilliant nobody will care. #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1d

@UweStenderPhD Is Publishers Marketplace the best place to look for agents? Are there any other places you'd recommend? #askagent

@CaraPersoas Try the AAR website, Jeff Herman's Guide to Literary Agents, Literary Marketplace, Predators and Editors. #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1d

@UweStenderPhD What do you think are the ingredients of a really good hook?

@Mariannedwards Wow. What a great question. I don't know. But whatever it is, it WILL and DOES grab me instantly. #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1d

Can you talk about backstory? Is it an auto reject for you if there's some in chapter 1? https://t.co/DTsHPpF6rr

@CharlesFemia Not an auto reject, but if it is presented as an info dump, then it will be a NO. #askagent

jennifer laughran @literaticat · 5d

I'm doing some ultra lightning fast #AskAgent questions on le Tumblr while my plane is delayed: https://t.co/9K3thCAzLP

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1w

@UweStenderPhD What is your preference?

@theandrewkclark I can't say. I want a query that appeals to me. I know it when I see it. #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1w

@UweStenderPhD A "do it so I don't look like a cultural appropriating tool" or an "if I want"? #askagent

@KellyLKC Neither.Just an interesting piece of information that makes sense in the context of you having a biracial… https://t.co/FhfeU0cx3l

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1w

.@UweStenderPhD - white mom writing MC who is biracial/multicultural like my kids. Obv not ownvoices but mention my fam in query? #askagent

@KellyLKC Sure. #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1w

@UweStenderPhD Do most agents make tons of change requests? Could I expect plot level changes? #askagent

@RebeccaSchibler Tough to generalize. But, yes. If I love your voice, but your story/plot needs fixes, then they co… https://t.co/IQ1lf2GKkV

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1w

@UweStenderPhD if an ms was on sub 2 yrs ago and a few yrs from now major revisions happen, is it possible an editor will pick up? #askagent

@MeinhardtBrandy Anything is possible. It depends on the market, timing, luck, and the quality of the manuscript. #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1w

@UweStenderPhD Are agents put off by nudges, even if we follow guidelines?

@JeanGrant05 If you follow guidelines, and they are put off by someone who follows THEIR guidelines, you don't want… https://t.co/hg7lL2kDCg

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1w

@UweStenderPhD What's your first move after you decide to rep a new author? #askagent I have to take larger small h… https://t.co/6noqzKGCJP

@RebeccaSchibler I will either call or email them with my offer of representation. #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1w

@UweStenderPhD #askagent When is it ok to nudge an agent who is reading a full? E.g. website says 12 weeks and it's been 13-14 weeks.

@JeanGrant05 After 12 weeks. ALWAYS follow the submission guidelines. #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1w

@UweStenderPhD Fantasy YA tropes the market is saturated with? #askagent (other than vampires and zombies) I'm thin… https://t.co/zlS9KRKRE4

@RebeccaSchibler Don't know. Any trope can be refreshed to make it relevant again. #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1w

@UweStenderPhD How long should I expect to (on average) work with an agent after (if) represented before it shifts… https://t.co/yMOJlUIl3l

@RebeccaSchibler Can't give an average. Depends on individual circumstances. #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1w

@UweStenderPhD I have heard you should talk to an agent's clients before signing. How do you get in touch with them… https://t.co/6OfgGfMjAG

@Brinestowen Yes, they would. BUT, you can contact them via Twitter or their websites. #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1w

@UweStenderPhD What would it take for the average agent to rep a MG Fantasy right now?

@happywriter2017 MG is hot.Fantasy is hot.So, it would take YOU to write a GREAT book, and send it to ME, and if it… https://t.co/UnaWaGqXag

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1w

@UweStenderPhD 2/2 And also what is your opinion on YA books with short narrative poems at the start of each chapter?

@MarieHoyKenny If well done, and relevant to the chapter it is perfect. If not, I would cringe. #askagent

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 1w

@UweStenderPhD What are your thoughts on a writer using Patreon to build an audience and career writing. And pitchi… https://t.co/uNZfnIy0bI

@Nicky_Adams_Pen I know little about Patreon. And what I know does not make me conclude it is useful to me in any way. #askagent