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Norm-AHHHHHH!!! @normajeanesays · 1w

Q5 @normajeanesays #LxPChat https://t.co/PIfbMan3FG

My favorite part is... well... editing! Reading and working with the manuscript to make it the best it can be.… https://t.co/0adNV51B3N

Norm-AHHHHHH!!! @normajeanesays · 1w

Q6 How do editors work with authors to bring their story to life? @normajeanesays #LxPChat

In short: communication. I read and respond to their writing: asking questions, making suggestions, and being their… https://t.co/AvwYqwLz5m

Norm-AHHHHHH!!! @normajeanesays · 1w

Q4 Do you accept queries from agentless authors? @normajeanesays #LxPChat

I do accept queries from agent-less authors. With that said, the stronger the query, the more likely I'll keep read… https://t.co/QniTE97NeF

Norm-AHHHHHH!!! @normajeanesays · 1w

Q3 Where do you look to find new talent? @normajeanesays #LxPChat

Easiest place to look is my inbox, reading submissions from agents and writers. Attending conferences. Pitch events… https://t.co/j4Uv0tTSUI

Norm-AHHHHHH!!! @normajeanesays · 1w

Q2. What type of books do you work on? @normajeanesays #LxPChat

I work on a little bit of everything on the adult side: romance, mysteries, upmarket fiction, the list goes on...… https://t.co/99mn02JcJP

Norm-AHHHHHH!!! @normajeanesays · 1w

In my case, that means I assist two editors and support them both editorially and administratively. (1/2) #LxPChat https://t.co/gdlyNJQjMG

The "acquiring" part means I am also building my own list of authors and work on their books as an editor! (2/2) #LxPChat

Norm-AHHHHHH!!! @normajeanesays · 1w

Here we go! First question for @normajeanesays : what does an acquiring editorial assistant do? #LxPChat

In my case, that means I assist two editors and support them both editorially and administratively. (1/2) #LxPChat https://t.co/gdlyNJQjMG

Meg LaTorre-Snyder📚 @MegLaTorre · 1w

@MegLaTorre Usually what percentage of changes is requested by editor, considering Lit agent has taken best care of manuscript?

@anuponthenet It's different for every editor #askagent

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 1w

I have a story (full book proposal done) that was going to be NF but may be memoir. Suggestions about which it should be? #bookendschat

@KAKraft You mean fiction or memoir? That's something you'll need to figure out before submitting #BookEndsChat

TracyMarchini @TracyMarchini · 1w

Do you prefer 1st or 3rd person in MG contemporary and fantasy? #bookendschat

@KAKraft I'll say third only because first person in middle grade is REALLY hard to do well - but I'm open to either! #BookEndsChat

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · 1w

#BookEndsChat If your story is told in 2 POV's is it easier to have the query be in just 1 of them? My 2 POV query kept getting rejected

@Ina_Shkembi I would not be writing your query in any character's POV period. And then just mention it is told in d… https://t.co/x8wLXScVBJ

TracyMarchini @TracyMarchini · 1w

@InkyMargins @Mediabistro also runs classes in person and online, and there's a number of industry conferences you can attend #BookEndsChat

@InkyMargins You also want to look into genre-specific organizations: SCBWI, MWA, etc. I'm working in pub now bc I… https://t.co/Y4Edvg0mr9

TracyMarchini @TracyMarchini · 1w

@InkyMargins Publishing is still very much an apprenticeship industry, so the best way to learn the in's and out's… https://t.co/ipa6Yp3W32

@InkyMargins @Mediabistro also runs classes in person and online, and there's a number of industry conferences you can attend #BookEndsChat

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · 1w

IRT YA or MG fantasy do you prefer to be dropped into the action or see a little worldbuilding first? #bookendschat

@KAKraft I personally find being dropped right in action pg1 I don't know who anyone is, whats going on, why should… https://t.co/XF0MiEkPlU

Jessica Alvarez @AgentJessicaA · 1w

I have only one publishing credit-a short story from 5+ years ago. Should I just leave it out of my query? #BookEndsChat

@Courtney_RLee I'd probably omit it. #BookEndsChat

Jessica Alvarez @AgentJessicaA · 1w

How frequently do you receive referrals for new authors from your current clients? #bookendschat

@KAKraft Maybe one a month? It's hard to say. #BookEndsChat

TracyMarchini @TracyMarchini · 1w

@TracyMarchini Could you love with the first PB, not in love with the second and offer rep? Or iffy on the first PB… https://t.co/GOaKI7k3p5

@creativelychrys I would need to see a third to decide! I have to love/have a vision for most things, even if there… https://t.co/N8Cb4PGSsW

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 1w

How frequently do you receive referrals for new authors from your current clients? #bookendschat

@KAKraft Not as often as I'd like (Hint, Hint). However, my most recent client came when a current client introduce… https://t.co/yPJc0MQ1i8

Jessica Alvarez @AgentJessicaA · 1w

How do you handle prospective authors that write across genres/age groups? I write YA fantasy and MG as well. #bookendschat

@KAKraft That depends on the particular situation—genres, how prolific the author is, the market, each agent. There… https://t.co/IkeG74amKO