Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · Mar 16

Brian C. Johnson @theREELBrian

@AgentJessicaA #askagent #bookendchat I had an agent reject me because my debut novel was published by small press. She said it would be harder to sell me. I don't understand.

Replying to @theREELBrian

Everyone has different standards for the authors and projects they are looking to rep. Sounds like it was a personal decision, not a flaw in your approach, but @AgentJessicaA may have more insight than I do! #askagent

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · Mar 16

Inspired by an #askagent question, a #querytip for #amwriting #amediting #amquerying writers:
Bored characters make bored readers. You NEED a stronger catalyst for action in a story than "His life was unbearably dull so an exciting story started happening to him."

TracyMarchini @TracyMarchini · Mar 16

Sandra Cormier @Chumplet

@TracyMarchini @colin_d_smith @BookEndsJessica I should probably stop labeling it YA, even if a teen is the main protagonist? #AskAgent

Replying to @Chumplet

YA always has a teen protagonist, but that's not the only marker of what YA is. YA stories are usually those where the teen shifts from childhood into the beginnings of adulthood, they find their place in the larger world outside of their family, etc. #askagent

Jessica Alvarez @AgentJessicaA · Mar 16

dawn is on edit mode @DoveReign_

@BookEndsJessica Is it preferred to add your phone number in the end of the query? #askagent

Replying to @DoveReign_

Yes! And definitely on your manuscript. I hate when I want to surprise an author with an offer but there’s no phone #. #AskAgent

TracyMarchini @TracyMarchini · Mar 16

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica

@Ajay_H_Kumar I'm going to defer #YA questions to our other agents. I think @TracyMarchini is floating around and might be able to better answer. #askagent

Replying to @BookEndsJessica

I think YA fantasy is a hard sell at the moment, but like some of my colleagues said, there's always room for something fresh. (It's just really hard to find that unique twist when there's so much out there!) #AskAgent

TracyMarchini @TracyMarchini · Mar 16

Whitney @EarlyOwl08

#BookEndsChat #askagent do you recommend having a website/author page even before querying an agent for your first book? Is that presumptuousness, confidence, a bad/good plan? Thanks!

Replying to @EarlyOwl08

I don't think it's necessary - I think the more important thing is to make sure whatever profile you do have (be it website, twitter, etc.) is geared towards being a professional writer. I do google before I offer. #askagent

Jessica Alvarez @AgentJessicaA · Mar 16

Replying to @Daizylublue

This likely varies from agent to agent. I like to just consider one manuscript at a time, but if it’s something that hits my MSWL…I wouldn't want to miss out on it so send me a note about it. And definitely mention the other material. #AskAgent

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