#AskPSLA

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 5d

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Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · May 18

@kurestinarmada what makes you decide between rejecting a submission and offering a Revise/Resubmit #askPSLA

@PugetZulu Usually the power of the writing. I can't edit voice/writing the way I can edit plot, so it'll tip the s… https://t.co/ywz76AjEwS

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · May 18

@kurestinarmada @ktstanley2500 Has Epic Fantasy become a crowded genre?

@VoloCaballus @ktstanley2500 Has been since LoTR, imo, but there's tons of room to play and make it your own. #askPSLA

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · May 18

@kurestinarmada @msmariavicente Utopias that actually include people of color haha. In a traditionally urban commun… https://t.co/jayta6qusa

@OLRwrites @msmariavicente Ooooh you meant the coded "urban" haha! Love it, sounds original (after all, a purely wh… https://t.co/U7oTPjhsXs

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · May 18

tips for writers in almost there stage i.e. getting personalized feedback from agents/editors but still no agent or published book? #askPSLA

@ChrisBedell Just keep going, honestly. If you're almost there, then you just need that one yes! Always have a next… https://t.co/Cvvih7vaAL

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · May 18

I know querying is just one part of the process. What do you WISH authors seeking rep would ask (beyond querying)?#AskPSLA

@emkayanders There are pretty good resources out there, but I hope authors are asking Q's to refine what kind of ag… https://t.co/mPMSbKe60u

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · May 18

Where in a query should a writer mention they had an agent, but agent left the industry? Bio? First thing? Also name the agent? #askPSLA

@wlparri I'd put pub history at the end. Naming the agent is up to you, but expect an interested agent to ask for d… https://t.co/UmDGuAdTyE

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · May 18

Where in a query should a writer mention they had an agent, but agent left the industry? Bio? First thing? Also name the agent? #askPSLA

@wlparri End of query (so I get the story first!), no need to name, but expect to be asked on The Call. #askPSLA

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · May 18

#askPSLA Is there anything that's an immediate nope? Thanks for your time!!

@LilyMichaels25 Beyond just terrible query etiquette or insults? I avoid stories with rape, abuse, and addiction. #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · May 18

My WIP has a few visual elements which I'm not capable of designing. OK to query with just the text elements of those pages? #askpsla

@marthastickle Yup! #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · May 18

If a manuscript isn't a good fit for you would you share it with a colleague? #askpsla

@AnnDayleview Sometimes, but not too often. We share a query inbox, so everyone can read all pitches as they come in. #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · May 18

@msmariavicente @PSLiterary Follow-up: Should I look for an editor first, or should I wait until later in the game for that? #askPSLA

@Capenews_Rich @PSLiterary Depends how well you can edit your own work! Most writers do just fine editing themselve… https://t.co/dPVTP0OBvc

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · May 18

What if a client were to write a book outside your speciality? Do you still rep? #askPSLA

@FallonDemornay Probably, but this is part of why I always ask for long term book ideas/career goals to make sure we match! #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · May 18

@bellebraywriter Yes, I'm always looking for MG magical realism. #askPSLA

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · May 18

@kurestinarmada I did my homewk & sought inspiration from #MSWL of Q4, 2016. I nw have a bk. Do agents desire their #MSWL for long? #askPSLA

@MichaelAsuquo Usually, yes! They tend to be more general taste markers. No harm in trying! #askPSLA

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · May 18

How much leeway do writers have with craft? #askPSLA

@ChrisBedell I'm not totally sure I understand, but I expect my authors to be pretty up there. I can edit plot, but… https://t.co/rF0WCsssWi

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · May 18

#askPSLA What's your # 1 tip for staying encouraged during the long haul process and disappointments in publishing?

@SLHutchinson All it takes is one yes! Every no is a step closer to finding the right match. #askPSLA

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · May 18

#askPSLA What's your # 1 tip for staying encouraged during the long haul process and disappointments in publishing?

@SLHutchinson Find your people! A community of peers is the best way to stay positive. Also, always have a next project. #askPSLA

Maria Vicente @msmariavicente · May 18

@PSLiterary If I self-pubbed my first book and I now want to go trad. pub can I still pitch and send queries for the first book? #askPSLA

@jsfields151 @PSLiterary It's best to query a new project. Reasons here: https://t.co/HzA41An3Nr #askPSLA

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · May 18

#askPSLA when is it appropriate for a writer to check-in with you on the status of a requested full manuscript?

@ShanahSalter I would say the three month mark? It won't make me read faster, but I can confirm it's still in my queue. #askPSLA