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Pam Andersen-Victorio @NerdyPam · 4d

Do you read all query materials (synopsis, bio, etc.) before requesting? Or do you skim and request once your atten… https://t.co/41bel0kauK

@starrymouth I skim the query for the genre and word count after reading the initial paragraph of the query and the… https://t.co/wRa5xE7roG

Pam Andersen-Victorio @NerdyPam · 4d

Do you read all query materials (synopsis, bio, etc.) before requesting? Or do you skim and request once your atten… https://t.co/41bel0kauK

@starrymouth I skim the query for the genre and word count after reading the initial paragraph of the query and the… https://t.co/wRa5xE7roG

Pam Andersen-Victorio @NerdyPam · 4d

#askagent Is it okay to requery a #litagent if they have denied you before, but this time with a new book? #amwriting

@Thatcher_JA Yes and even if they have denied you for one book there's no reason not to query a new one. #askagent

Pam Andersen-Victorio @NerdyPam · 4d

#askagent Is it okay to requery a #litagent if they have denied you before, but this time with a new book? #amwriting

@Thatcher_JA Yes and even if they have denied you for one book there's no reason not to query a new one. #askagent

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 1w

@ChrisBedell Acquisitions board hears the pitch, looks at financials, decides if they think it's worthwhile (often,… https://t.co/uPem6AKhqU

@ChrisBedell At this point, editor has what they need to make an offer. Which agent may take to shop other interest… https://t.co/TaIYP74r2e

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 1w

@ChrisBedell Book may die here. But if it gets past, editor will pull together paperwork and financials--talk to sa… https://t.co/0NJZNhWqfA

@ChrisBedell Acquisitions board hears the pitch, looks at financials, decides if they think it's worthwhile (often,… https://t.co/uPem6AKhqU

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 1w

@ChrisBedell Editor loves a book. Brings it to editorial where they pitch it to colleagues. Colleagues may have to… https://t.co/yokS4ZSqaN

@ChrisBedell Book may die here. But if it gets past, editor will pull together paperwork and financials--talk to sa… https://t.co/0NJZNhWqfA

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 1w

@ChrisBedell It varies from house to house, but these are the basics: #askkidlit

@ChrisBedell Editor loves a book. Brings it to editorial where they pitch it to colleagues. Colleagues may have to… https://t.co/yokS4ZSqaN

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 1w

@alioop7 What's the acquisition process like when an editor wants to acquire a book? Is the acquisition process as… https://t.co/J8iUEbf0Ec

@ChrisBedell It varies from house to house, but these are the basics: #askkidlit

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 1w

@alioop7 #askkidlit What are your thoughts about the market for YA contemporary mystery/thrillers?

@marty_mayberry Strong right now. I think we're still very much in the GONE GIRL/GIRL ON THE TRAIN going to YA moment. #askkidlit

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 1w

I did a Q&A with @sangeeta_editor on @JaneFriedman blog. @DongWon also joined in answering some provocative Qs! Eth… https://t.co/2GVF6Eh4ln

Kira @KiraWatsonESA · 1w

@KiraWatsonESA If an author is querying a book meant to be the first in a series, should that be stated in the quer… https://t.co/LPy5OyCUYl

@FalonLovesLife State it in the query #askagent

Kira @KiraWatsonESA · 1w

@KiraWatsonESA Would an agent consider an author who already has the attention of an editor (revise & resubmit, but… https://t.co/hjY10QhGIN

@MAJankowski Yes, they would...or at least I would! Check with the agent(s) and be sure to let the agent know you h… https://t.co/R7Bc56Mxmz

Kira @KiraWatsonESA · 1w

@KiraWatsonESA Hi, Kira! Two Questions: 1) When including the word count, is it okay to round the number? 2) When w… https://t.co/T5SJSj53G9

@MichelleCWalsh Hi @MichelleCWalsh ! 1) Absolutely! 2) Yes, but make sure it is MG and not a YA...that line can get… https://t.co/I7pBes4okj

Kira @KiraWatsonESA · 1w

@KiraWatsonESA When do you know you want to offer rep to a writer? #askagent

Few factors: 1) I have to be excited/gripped by the narrative 2) Need to have a clear idea of editors who'd be perf… https://t.co/FYkizspotl

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · 2w

@laurenspieller when you're reading a requested MS, at what point do you usually know you're going to offer?

I start getting a feeling by 25-30% usually, and by 50-60% I'm pretty sure. But I have to finish to know! #askagent https://t.co/knAIrQNsjP

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · 2w

@laurenspieller Agent liked manuscript, but not quite her genre. Asked if she could pass along to another at her agency. Good sign?

Very good sign! #askagent https://t.co/8PKGb2lvRA

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 3w

how to find balance between showing and telling, and knowing bad telling from good telling? #askkidlit

@ChrisBedell But your aim is to make the reading experience as immersive as possible so the reader almost forgets t… https://t.co/qcxLCzpy9A

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 3w

how to find balance between showing and telling, and knowing bad telling from good telling? #askkidlit

@ChrisBedell You want to think about how you're getting information across in a way that engages the reader and mak… https://t.co/1UruqFVcv8