#AskPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Jan 13

I know genres come and go, but are there any in particular that you're sick of? (At the moment) #askPSLA

@carliMAREE Nope! I'm looking for books in all genres for Middle Grade and Young Adult. I love variety. #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Jan 13

#askPSLA sorry to be a Hermione here BUT. Does rejection-bc-too-similar-to-client apply to just an agent's roster or whole agency's roster?

@gabriellaienzi That's a tough one! Sounds like a personal reason for rejecting, so probably that specific agent's roster. #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Jan 13

Are magical realism novels selling right now? #askPSLA

@WF_writerEM Sure are! I love, love, love magical realism. #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Jan 13

I'm eighteen and I'm just starting to query but I don't have a lot to write in my Bio. Would an agent dismiss me because of that? #askPSLA

@megan_gables Nope! Most agents will happily represent new writers. We love launching careers. #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Jan 13

Do your wishes on #MSWL ever "expire"? #askPSLA

@FictionCity Sometimes! But we try to keep things updated as much as possible. Check the dates & look for the most recent info! #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Jan 13

What is the best way/ how do you nudge an agent once you've sent a query but haven't had a response? #askPSLA

@carliMAREE Most agencies will have response times on website. Some (like us) don't respond unless they want to see more material. #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Jan 13

How many email subscribers for an Author's Platform makes you think "Wow, this writer is kicking ass, I'll sign them?" #askPSLA

@AJDejongbooks I wouldn't sign an author on platform alone. The writing needs to be kick-ass first! #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Jan 13

#askPSLA MS where mom/daughter are separated & both think other is dead. Is it ok if query sticks to MC POV or do I need to say mom's alive?

@gabriellaienzi I think you could do this either way. Stick with whatever makes the pitch sound the most intriguing! ;) #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Jan 13

Anything trends or common things you're seeing over and over again in your slush pile right now? #askpsla

@KdeVosAuthor MG fantasy w/ portal to another world (not right for me right now). All I can think of! Queries have been diverse. #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Jan 13

If an agent at PSLA decides to pass on a query, are you open to submit to another agent? #askPSLA

@DanaNuens A pass is generally a pass from the agency. Possible exception: someone adds a new wish list item that fits your work. #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Jan 13

In a query: should I mention that I am a successful freelancer but have no published fiction? #askpsla

@rashworthwrites Sure! Nothing wrong with highlighting your experience. #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Jan 13

As a new writer, how do know when I'm actually ready to query as opposed to wishfully ready? #askPSLA

@marthastickle You can't think of more to revise in your manuscript. You're ready to think about the business side of writing. #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Jan 13

Do most literary agents (at least you guys) ACTUALLY read through each query submitted? Or at least glance at them? :) #askPSLA

@AJDejongbooks We definitely, 100%, absolutely review every query letter sent to us at @PSLiterary . #askPSLA

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · Jul 25

Would you consider a successful indie author's unpublished works in progress? #askPSLA

@AuthorCaseyBond personally I only consider finished works #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Jul 25

#askPSLA Is it okay to query multiple agents at once, or should you wait for a response before sending to another? https://t.co/GPNJ0CGGPG

@jello76 Definitely query more than one agent at a time! Otherwise you will be waiting for responses your whole life. 😂#askPSLA

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · Jul 25

If a manuscript isn't right for you, but you think another agent in your agency would be interested, do you send it over to them? #askPSLA

@kathryn_hegarty not often, bc we can all see the queries, but maybe! #askPSLA

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · Jul 25

#askPSLA Is there any specific skill that you find is necessary when doing your job?

@Kerstin_Wolf it would be hard to pick a specific one! So much is mental, like taste, perseverance, reading the market/people, etc #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Jul 25

@MsMariaVicente This is great to know! What would you consider a conflict of interest? Both repping same/similar genres/categories? #askPSLA

@Kerstin_Wolf Could be. Will depend on the companies. Best off interning in different roles. #askPSLA

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · Jul 25

#askPSLA Is 120,000 word count too high for an adult paranormal romance?

@Elizabe62668090 not an auto reject, but there are probably places you can cut #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · Jul 25

Is a NF proposal version of 100Queries feasible? #askPSLA

@thedavisgirl Honestly, I reject NF for these 2 reasons: I'm not super interested in the topic OR the platform isn't there. #askPSLA