Kaitlyn Johnson

@kaitylynne13

Junior Agent @CorvisieroLit . Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. 🐍 Query at: querymanager.com/query/KaitlynJ…

Orlando, FL

Corvisiero Agency

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · 6d

To clarify to writers how long it can take agents to answer queries:

- I dove into my box at 5:25
- It is now 6:30
- I have answered 16 queries
#amquerying #querytip #amagenting

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · 6d

Something I've seen a lot of lately.

Word count doesn't determine age category. It's not MG just because it's 50k or below. More likely, you need to edit and change that word count to accurately mirror industry standards for the true category #querytip #amquerying #amagenting

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Oct 3

Seeing a lot of thriller/suspense queries in my box tonight. Remember, I'm not a good fit for these. Stories of that tension don't often click with me #querytip #amquerying #amagenting

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Sep 7

Ok, I cannot say this enough #writers:

Your query is NOT your synopsis. These are two completely different documents and you need to understand how to write both. #amagenting #amquerying #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Aug 15

#amquerying #querytip Saying this again, do not send me stories about Fae or Fairies. It's just not me.

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Aug 15

#querytip Don't give me a list of five genres. Your book is one or the other. It may have light elements of two or three, but you should be able to identify the main genre of your story.

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Aug 14

Query Box update: I am caught up to Aug. 1.

I do also have 21 queries in my Still Thinking box. So if you haven't gotten a response yet, crossed fingers. #amquerying #querytip #amagenting

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Aug 13

Word counts are all over the place today. Does no one research industry standard anymore? #amquerying #querytip #amagenting

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Jul 18

Just saying, I very rarely see the need for explanation points in novels unless used in dialogue. It comes across childish or jumpy. My PSA for the day. #amediting #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Jun 29

PEOPLE! Some agents want endings revealed in the synopsis. Some don't.

THIS IS WHY YOU RESEARCH AND TAILOR SUBMISSIONS ACCORDINGLY!

Stop acting like publishing is one size fits all. #amwriting #amediting #amquerying #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Jun 27

A couple things I'm noticing in the query box that I am NOT the right agent for:
1) graphic rape
2) agency dependent on pregnancy/marriage (includes loss of pregnancy)
3) drug/physical/sexual abuse main plots (light touches okay)
4) thriller or suspense
#querytip #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Jun 27

Query Box update: I am officially caught up to June! If you didn't get a response, maybe check spam? I answer all queries, so no one should be left unanswered before June. #querytip #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Jun 15

Finished your novel? Join me next week to learn next steps and avoid common pitfalls! buff.ly/2FY9lBg #amwriting #amediting #querytip #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Jun 13

People, PLEASE, stop using the line "so-and-so is not like other girls" in your query. PLEASE! #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · May 26

Learn different types of editing and how you can spot common pitfalls in your writing! See details on Getting the Most Out of Your Self-Editing: tinyurl.com/y7lbw6k2 #amwriting #amediting #querytip #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · May 10

Learn different types of editing and how to spot common pitfalls in your writing! See details on Getting the Most Out of Your Self-Editing: tinyurl.com/y7lbw6k2 #amwriting #amediting #querytip #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Apr 19

Strike 1: Wrong name in greeting

Strike 2: Pasted query and pages in the query box

Strike 3: Wrote "see above" in synopsis and pages boxes

Come on, man. You're not even trying! #querytip #amagenting

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Apr 19

Note to writers: NEVER end a synopsis with "I could tell you, but I hope you'll want to figure out for yourself".

Literally want to throw my computer. #amagenting #querytip