Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · Jul 9

Love, Emma 💜 @EmmaWard55

@PSLiterary Sorry if you've already had this and I missed it! How did you all get into agency work? #askPSLA

I did a publishing program at Columbia to see what all interested me. After that I tried my hand at publicity and wasn't a fan, so decided to jump to the exact opposite end of the process. I got an assistant gig and that was that! #askPSLA

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · Jul 9

Erica Secor @thedavisgirl

How did you each celebrate signing your fist client or finding a home for your first project? #askpsla @kurestinarmada @msmariavicente

Oh man! I don't think I did anything big, but it probably involved a bottle of prosecco and a very nice cut of steak. And telling literally everyone in a 20-mile radius. #askPSLA

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · Jul 9

Alisha Gabriel @alishagabriel

#askPSLA If someone writes in multiple children’s genres, like MG & PB, do you rep it all, or put limits on the agent/author agreement?

It depends on the agent, but that's def something you would talk about in your initial call with them. Some will rep all, or have another agent at the same agency rep it, or be open to you obtaining multiple agents. But you probably want someone who does it all! #askPSLA

MARIA @msmariavicente · Jul 9

Brady Hart @BradyRHart

What's one of the greatest things you've heard a reader say about a project you've helped bring to life? #askPSLA

@SamMaggs has received some wonderful letters from young girls who adore and appreciate her books. The fact that she's been able to inspire young readers like that is 100% why I'm doing what I'm doing. #askPSLA

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · Jul 9

Michelé Strachota @MStracho

@BradyRHart In relation to this great question! Are there months where your inboxes are generally more flooded? And months that are light consistently? #askPSLA

Hmmmm, not really? Or rather, yes the waves come and go, but I don't think they're related to anything in particular. And some months I get less in quantity but they're all AMAZING and others I get a flood and nothing clicks. It's a giant mystery! #askPSLA

MARIA @msmariavicente · Jul 9

Michelé Strachota @MStracho

@BradyRHart In relation to this great question! Are there months where your inboxes are generally more flooded? And months that are light consistently? #askPSLA

Replying to @MStracho

There are generally more queries right at the beginning of January (we usually close to queries for a couple weeks at the end of December, so I don't think that helps). Otherwise, it's fairly consistent. #askPSLA

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · Jul 9

Zoe @squaremouse7

Hope this is okay to ask: Is YA historical fantasy too saturated? #askPSLA

Nope! Now, some areas of "history" are certainly more saturated than others, but in the general, nope. And if you have something with a funny voice like GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE or MY LADY JANE, I am convinced it's the next hot thing, so do send :) #askPSLA

MARIA @msmariavicente · Jul 9

Debra Daugherty @dmddeb

#askPSLA If accepted by an agent who only handles MG and YA, does one need a separate agent for any PBs he/she has written?

Replying to @dmddeb

This will depend on the agent. Some are willing to rep outside of their preferred categories/genres for current clients. Some might ask another agent at the agency to take on your PBs. Others might tell you it's ok to find a second agent. #askPSLA

Kurestin Armada @kurestinarmada · Jul 9

Tiana @thebookraven_

If you have more then one manuscript can you pitch both to the same agent or must you pick one? Or could you pitch the same agent more then once? #askPSLA

You have to pick one at a time, I'm afraid. If they offer you can always discuss the other, and if they pass then you can query the other after a bit of time has passed. But you probably want to be leading with your newest and best anyway! #askPSLA

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