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Jenny Bent @jennybent · Mar 22
Last #askTBA I'd sent my revisions to @jennybent per her R&R request. I was so nervous she'd reject me. But this tw… https://t.co/qhR3skvrwO
Awww. I love a good #askTBA success story! cc: @acthomasbooks https://t.co/cq33kqQK2Y
Do you pass along a manuscript to another agent in your office if it would be a better fit for them? #asktba
@PinktreesJ #askTBA is over, but jumping back in to say yes, we do this all the time.
@jennybent Carthage!!! 😍 And Hamilcar Barca, the father of Hannibal of 'Hannibal Over The Alps' Fame! I'm using the Punic Wars as backdrop!
@renitamongo oh gosh, I’m not sure. I don’t really do adult fantasy. #askTBA
@jennybent #askTBA If it's Junot Diaz gritty but the characters are in that #NA age range would it be better off as an #A ?
@OLRwrites so hard to say. That could also be an awesome YA. #askTBA
Do/Don't mention writer mentorship programs in the query? #askTBA
@KSekouM I would. #askTBA
How do you feel about a dual POV adult novel with one teen voice? #askTBA
@charlotteclg that’s fine, I just sold one of those recently by @JeanPendziwol . #askTBA
For romance comps, is it ok to say "fans of AUTHOR and AUTHOR would like this" or are specific titles preferred? Thanks! #asktba
@lisaleoni I think that’s fine. #askTBA
Is Six of Crows too big to be used as a comp now? #AskTBA
@traciannecan I don’t think so, no. I loved that book. #askTBA
#askTBA How crazy can a pitch be? I'm still learning how to pitch my works.
@TurtleFerret I like crazy pitches but I may be in the minority on that. #askTBA
#asktba 2nd person POV = bad?
@bachbunny certainly tough, maybe not “bad” #askTBA
Gemma Cooper @gemma_cooper · Mar 22
@traciannecan I don't think so, if used with another example. So how is your book different to it? Six of Crows meets X #askTBA
@jennybent #askTBA Your opinions on authors asking for more information on rejections? I know it's generally frowned upon, curious about TBA
@WaywardSoup I will sometimes answer those if I have a good answer to give. Try to be helpful. #askTBA
Brooks Sherman 📚+✊ @byobrooks · Mar 22
@iancahill @mollykh @jennybent #askTBA you'd better get a LOT of sensitivity readers (and take their feedback) when writing outside your 2/
@iancahill @mollykh @jennybent #askTBA own cultural/ethnic/gender experience like this. Be prepared to do a LOT of homework. 3/3
#askTBA who would be most interested in YA high fantasy?
@PendantTrilogy probably most of who do YA are interested in it… #askTBA
what if your comparable titles are older than 3 years? #askTBA
@JamesVeh depends on how big or well known they are, and if the agent will still recognise it #askTBA
@iancahill @mollykh @jennybent #askTBA I'll touch it: For starters, it's not #ownvoices . I think it's possible for you to write this, but 1/
I guess no one wanted to touch this one :) #askTBA @byobrooks @mollykh @jennybent https://t.co/JSLJJgZf5U
Molly Ker Hawn @mollykh · Mar 22
What are your thoughts on non-book comps? #askTBA
@writer_ep_hahn If they're apt, they can be great. #askTBA
@writer_ep_hahn I love movie comps. They are actually my favourite #askTBA
#askTBA Should one mention if the title used in a query is a placeholder/working title?
@TheJackPreston Doesn't matter too much. If your book sells, the publisher may ask you to change it anyway. #askTBA
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