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Meg LaTorre-Snyder📚 @MegLaTorre · 1w

@MegLaTorre #AskAgent Do you think writers should all have podcasts these days?!

@JSandlinWriter I wouldn't say it's necessary. However, platforms ARE important. Websites/blogs, in my opinion, are a must :) #askagent

Meg LaTorre-Snyder📚 @MegLaTorre · 1w

@MegLaTorre I've seen differing info on query letter word counts. Some say <100, others <250, others say 1 pg. Do a… https://t.co/Ox74rKktZh

@Christina_McF I can't speak for all agencies, but we don't. Aim for one-page maximum length (similar to a cover letter) #askagent

Meg LaTorre-Snyder📚 @MegLaTorre · 1w

@MegLaTorre Subgenre historical western space opera, intriguing or confusing? MC from a western becomes involved in a space opera. #askagent

@ericgsteinberg Intriguing! Kind of makes me think of Westworld meets Star Wars. #askagent

Meg LaTorre-Snyder📚 @MegLaTorre · 1w

@MegLaTorre @BrenDyer_ Is that an industry trend thing or a personal preference? I feel like I've heard that elsewh… https://t.co/6ASZJcQOIY

@ledelbrock @BrenDyer_ Industry trend #askagent

Meg LaTorre-Snyder📚 @MegLaTorre · 1w

@MegLaTorre If an agent gives you a personal rejection but no feedback except that you'll find an agent soon, does… https://t.co/UzHk1pyf25

@KB_Clayton It depends! It might be that your story is good, but it wasn't for them. Or, perhaps, that they rep wri… https://t.co/jn8kkqqP4c

Meg LaTorre-Snyder📚 @MegLaTorre · 1w

@TinaWiley19 Agents are people too! Be personable/yourself first and foremost :) in the pitch, focus on plot & how… https://t.co/RejhdOOxpw

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Meg LaTorre-Snyder📚 @MegLaTorre · 1w

@MarjorieEKing I'm not sure I understand your Q, but I ❤️ space opera--scifi that focuses heavily on people/relatio… https://t.co/SqlgUknVFr

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Meg LaTorre-Snyder📚 @MegLaTorre · 1w

@AnnieSoulFire Tough Q! I'd say my editorial background--I'm a freelance book editor & magazine editor, so I like t… https://t.co/w5Vpzky3L4

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Hannah Sheppard @YA_Books · 1w

#askagent If an agent invites you to requery with revisions after a full request, do you go through the query stages again or send the full?

@rosieclaverton I'd be very happy to see the full again after work...make sure you remind agent of previous interac… https://t.co/cQIZyNnDmy

Julia Churchill @JuliaChurchill · 1w

@JuliaChurchill Market for lesbian feminist revenge? I am hearing nay but am I being let down gently? #askagent

@CiaraNicG If it works, it works. Send it out widely and see. The only way you know for sure, is if you put it acro… https://t.co/OC49xbCPVc

Hannah Sheppard @YA_Books · 1w

Is August a bad time to pitch? #askagent

@MissLauraMarcus Not for me... Summer is my chance to catch up so lots of reading happening #askagent

Julia Churchill @JuliaChurchill · 1w

@JuliaChurchill #askagent Is there an age at which an agent might think 'that writer's too old to represent'? (asking for a friend)

@lockwoodwriter My oldest client was in her 80's and she did well! #askagent If it works, it works.

Julia Churchill @JuliaChurchill · 1w

@JuliaChurchill #askagent Is there an age at which an agent might think 'that writer's too old to represent'? (asking for a friend)

No. #askagent https://t.co/EuaIJHaB45

Julia Churchill @JuliaChurchill · 1w

@JuliaChurchill Is there an average amount of rejections a writer will get before one wants more material? When sho… https://t.co/MkAWdvojL4

@KB_Clayton It so depends on the book. Send out when you're sure you've done all you can, and stop trying if you've… https://t.co/6JLeiWeBP3

Julia Churchill @JuliaChurchill · 1w

@JuliaChurchill I'm not yet published, but wonder if it can be harder to sell your third/fourth books if the first… https://t.co/9r2SLoIG5L

Most books don't become bestsellers, and a lot of authors who never make it to the lists have great careers.… https://t.co/9qXfQU3V7T

Hannah Sheppard @YA_Books · 1w

@JuliaChurchill #askagent Is there an age at which an agent might think 'that writer's too old to represent'? (asking for a friend)

@lockwoodwriter @JuliaChurchill I don't think there is for me... But there may be challenges to discuss (which can… https://t.co/HhRusr98Rq

Hannah Sheppard @YA_Books · 1w

@QPBooks For me, being an assistant to an agent. #askagent

@JuliaChurchill @QPBooks I went in via editorial in a publishing house #askagent

Hannah Sheppard @YA_Books · 1w

I want to be an author but want to get an internship in a literary agency to see what it's like. Is it a conflict of interest? #askagent

@JanelleLMccurdy I think it maybe depends on how it's approached: Time-Traveler's Wife or I invented a time machine... #askagent

Julia Churchill @JuliaChurchill · 1w

@JuliaChurchill #askagent Do PB rhymers ever get converted into prose prior to translation to another language?

@michaelkarg Sometimes the translations of a rhyming text are in prose. #askagent