jennifer "v important scientist" laughran @literaticat · 1d

TL;DR, I'm a meanie who hates struggling authors, publishing is more evil than music industry, person doesn't have good reading comprehension! #AskAgent

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Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 2d

Alison Weiss @alioop7

@AlexTveit My answer is a little more nuanced than that. if you feel you don't need the services of an agent (eg. contacts, reviewing contracts, project and career development, problem solving), and the editor is open to submissions, then it's okay to go direct. #askkidlit

Replying to @alioop7

As an editor, I like having an agent in the mix, because they're another brain on the team. They handle the business dealings so I can have a creative relationship with my authors. But it has to be right for the author and their needs. #askkidlit

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 2d

Alex Tveit @AlexTveit

@alioop7 Going directly to the editor. (If your answer would be to go through an agent, that is of course an answer in itself :) ) #askkidlit

Replying to @AlexTveit

My answer is a little more nuanced than that. if you feel you don't need the services of an agent (eg. contacts, reviewing contracts, project and career development, problem solving), and the editor is open to submissions, then it's okay to go direct. #askkidlit

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 3d

A new video from Jessica & James --discussing what happens when your manuscript is on submission. #askagent youtu.be/kqzzZ5YJzeQ?a

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 3d

Making the Choice Between a Public or Private Social Media Life #askagent bookendsliterary.com/2018/08/15/mak…

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 4d

Alison Weiss @alioop7

@KG_Mach I heard scifi is about to have its moment, but we've been saying that for FOREVER! There's a graphic novel boom right now. Still strong female characters. #askkidlit

Replying to @alioop7

I don't think we've had clear trends like the fever around paranormal or dystopian in a while. We keep trying to pin the trends down, but it's been murkier in recent years. #askkidlit

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 4d

Kimberly Mach @KG_Mach

What trends are you seeing in kidlit right now and does that differ from what we're seeing in the bookstores? In other words, by the time the 'trend' hits the market are editors already on to the next one?
#askkidlit

Replying to @KG_Mach

Agent and editors tend to see the 'trends" about a year before you'd see them in the bookstore. It can be that fast (what you're seeing in the store is what eds and agents are over), but it often isn't. #askkidlit

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 4d

Kimberly Mach @KG_Mach

@alioop7 Thanks. That gives me a general idea of how much time an editor spends with each story and author. That is no small thing!
#askkidlit

Replying to @KG_Mach

I would say that 20 a year is probably on the high end. It honestly depends on the make up of an editors list, if they do a lot of rush titles, etc. Some editors do a very small number but its very in depth. It all evens out. #askkidlit

Alison Weiss @alioop7 · 4d

Cherish My Characters Make me WRITE @Cherish300zx

@alioop7 Just that the query wasn’t great but the premise does sound great?

Replying to @Cherish300zx

I'm a little bit of an anomaly. I tend to look at t least part of the ms before I look at the query letter. So I'm pretty sure the answer is yes. #askkidlit

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