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jennifer laughran @literaticat · 2w

TUMBLR Q: "How long can I stall an offering agent?" -- MY ANSWER: https://t.co/46PTkL6tP9 #AskAgent (spoiler: please not more than 2 weeks)

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 2w

Mark the calendar! Our first #askPSLA of 2017 is happening THIS Friday 4-5pm EST with agents @ericsmithrocks &… https://t.co/UQbwV62Hh7

jennifer laughran @literaticat · 2w

TUMBLR Q: "I am beyond new at this. WHAT DO I DO???" MY ANSWER: https://t.co/Ao4ER5L5dJ (I *think* they meant "new at writing"??) #AskAgent

jennifer laughran @literaticat · 2w

TUMBLR Q: "Would you accept book2 when book1 was sold to a small press and needs a rewrite?" MY ANSWER: https://t.co/XDOlfeNpVp #AskAgent

jennifer laughran @literaticat · 2w

TUMBLR Q: "When in the querying process do I mention I've been agented before? What do I say?" MY ANSWER: https://t.co/IwC92NNUdP #AskAgent

jennifer laughran @literaticat · 2w

@literaticat #AskAgent Is it advantageous for a writer to showcase range with (polished) multi-genre releases, or focus on one genre/series?

@ForeverPoetic there are different schools of thought. I'm not sure either approach is "better" - depends on the author! #askagent

jennifer laughran @literaticat · 2w

@literaticat Oooh, I have one! In YA fantasy, will having more than one third person PoV character make it a tougher sell? #AskAgent

@GoldenSong012 I am not sure that would stop somebody from loving an excellent book. #askagent

jennifer laughran @literaticat · 2w

@literaticat #askagent do you have a maybe pile? And would a MS from contest go to the top of your to be read pile? Or do u go in order?

@hgirlla I go in order! #askagent

jennifer laughran @literaticat · 2w

@literaticat #AskAgent If submission is rejected by agent A is it a good idea 2submit something else 2agent a or move on? #pbs stacking up

@Everywoman98 if you have had several non-promising R, I'd move on. BUT if they say "I'd like to see more" - believe them! #askagent

jennifer laughran @literaticat · 2w

@literaticat Is there any demand for Author/Illustrator combos in children's and Lower MG? Authors that also illustrate their own work?

@MMichelleAZ more in picture books, I think. #askagent

jennifer laughran @literaticat · 2w

@literaticat just finished a #MG / AA family/10y/o boy who is convinced he's trapped in a girl's body. w/c less than 25000. Is that too low

@ArmyVeteran7 sounds pretty short. #askagent

jennifer laughran @literaticat · 2w

@Everywoman98 early readers are tough / they are often established characters or generated in-house. #askagent

@Everywoman98 CB some people don't differentiate - I'd query agents who like MG, unless they say specifically "no chapter books" #askagent

jennifer laughran @literaticat · 2w

@literaticat #AskAgent Are agents interested in early readers, chapter books? Don't see it listed much.

@Everywoman98 early readers are tough / they are often established characters or generated in-house. #askagent

jennifer laughran @literaticat · 2w

@literaticat @MSegalbooks #AskAgent Met editor personally requested read how long should wait 2nudge an editor about work you've queried?

@Everywoman98 @MSegalbooks 12 weeks. #askagent

jennifer laughran @literaticat · 2w

@literaticat how do you decide which publishing houses to send a clients work to? :)

@Double_00h7 I know a LOT of editors, and have a massive spreadsheet; I pick editors who I think will like the book. matchmaking! #askagent

jennifer laughran @literaticat · 2w

@literaticat Any advice on getting internships with an agent? (and how to eventually launch an agent career?) #AskAgent

@hianeeqah https://t.co/xl9STaJr38 (and marry a supportive spouse) #askagent

jennifer laughran @literaticat · 2w

@literaticat Do you think many agents are interested in submitting these? Or are most ideas/opportunities generated inside the pub houses?

@SueLGallion I think chapter books yes (but it should be able to support a series) - original early readers tougher #askagent

jennifer laughran @literaticat · 2w

@literaticat I'm Canadian but the American market is so much bigger . . . Do US agents ever rep Cdns?

@rozmaclean yes, sure. We have clients all once the world. #askagent

jennifer laughran @literaticat · 2w

@literaticat when querying a new agent with a previously rep'd ms, how many subs to editors is too many? #askagent

@MelMStanford I'd say that is case-by-case. I mean - how many publishers publish that kinda book? How many avenues are exhausted? #askagent

jennifer laughran @literaticat · 2w

@MMichelleAZ how old is your intended audience? 7-8-9? Lotta white space on the page, still has illustrations? Lower MG. #askagent

@MMichelleAZ is it for 8-12 -- somewhat longer, more sophisticated? That's true mg. A bit "edgy"/scary/suitable for 10+? Upper mg. #askagent