Cassie Hanjian

@Cjhanjian

Literary agent at DeFiore & Company. Specializing in practical nonfiction and select fiction. Obsessed with good reads and #Bolts hockey. Tweets my own.

NYC

DeFiore & Company

Cassie Hanjian @Cjhanjian · 31 Jul 2015

Thanks to everyone who submitted and for those who participated in #tenqueries! Have a great weekend, Cassie

Cassie Hanjian @Cjhanjian · 31 Jul 2015

Q10 #romance: Easily identifiable hook, untapped potential for story, and solid writing. Request!

Cassie Hanjian @Cjhanjian · 31 Jul 2015

Q9 #WF: Great pitch that gives you an immediate sense of what's at stake. Not quite my taste, though, but could be for someone else. Pass.

Cassie Hanjian @Cjhanjian · 31 Jul 2015

Q8 #mbs: Interesting concept, but proposal sounds better suited to the educational/textbook market, not the trade market. Pass.

Cassie Hanjian @Cjhanjian · 31 Jul 2015

Q7 #psychsusp: Succinct pitch tells me what kind of book I'm getting. Was excited to read sample, but the writing's not quite there. Pass.

Cassie Hanjian @Cjhanjian · 31 Jul 2015

Q5 #litfic: I don't represent literary fiction. I don't represent literary fiction. Try another agent. Pass.

Cassie Hanjian @Cjhanjian · 31 Jul 2015

Q4 #cozy: Hook for book not easily identifiable, and I'm not loving the voice in the writing sample. Pass.

Cassie Hanjian @Cjhanjian · 31 Jul 2015

Q3 #memoir: Inspiring story, but no writing sample. Unsure of author's platform, so can't accurately predict what readership would be. Pass.

Cassie Hanjian @Cjhanjian · 31 Jul 2015

Q2 #WF: Query says that the plot is women's fiction, but the pitch/synopsis reveals it to be a thriller. Accuracy is important. Pass.

Cassie Hanjian @Cjhanjian · 31 Jul 2015

Q1 #cookbook: Great writing, but too narrowly-focused concept. Pass.

Cassie Hanjian @Cjhanjian · 3 Mar 2015

Q10 #Romance: After lengthy plot summary, the book the author is describing is not a romance novel after all. Pass. #tenqueries

Cassie Hanjian @Cjhanjian · 3 Mar 2015

Q9 #WF: Upmarket feel to story's pitch, but I'm not seeing the hook here. Pass. #tenqueries

Cassie Hanjian @Cjhanjian · 3 Mar 2015

Q8 #Parenting #Memoir: No specific angle to book, and no platform to speak of. Pass. #tenqueries

Cassie Hanjian @Cjhanjian · 3 Mar 2015

Q7 #PsychSusp: Starts off promising, but query letter includes full synopsis instead of pitch. Loses me by end. Pass. #tenqueries

Cassie Hanjian @Cjhanjian · 3 Mar 2015

Q6: Author describes novel as #YA or #NA. Red flag to me. Makes me worry that writer is not in tune with target audience. #tenqueries

Cassie Hanjian @Cjhanjian · 3 Mar 2015

Q5 #Memoir: Short on pitch, long on writing history, with no explanation of potential platform. Pass. #tenqueries

Cassie Hanjian @Cjhanjian · 3 Mar 2015

Q4 #NF: 30K word NF novella. Novellas are, by nature, short works of fiction, and I don't take on novellas anyway. Pass. #tenqueries

Cassie Hanjian @Cjhanjian · 3 Mar 2015

Q3 #NA: Well articulated pitch, but a bit too fluffy for my tastes. Not into Hollywood love triangles personally. #tenqueries

Cassie Hanjian @Cjhanjian · 3 Mar 2015

Q2 #Cozy: Cute concept made me read to sample, but not connecting with narrative voice in first pages. Pass. #tenqueries