Leon Husock

@LeonHusock

Associate agent at @lperkinsagency . Ring-winner, Luckwearer, Barrel-rider, Emperor of the Lone Islands, Master of Lost-Hope. Currently open to queries.

New York

L. Perkins Agency

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 21 Nov 2016

Q14: I'm being very picky about my UF right now because it's just so hard to sell debuts. Also opens with 3 paragraphs of bio. #tenqueries

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 21 Nov 2016

Q13: Cool, original premise and badass protagonist. I'll take it! #tenqueries

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 21 Nov 2016

Q12: If your book is going to have allegorical elements, you don't need to point out what the real-world parallels are. #tenqueries

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 21 Nov 2016

Q11: I just don't feel like this fantasy is doing anything new with its premise. It feels old hat. #tenqueries

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 21 Nov 2016

Q10: Cool, philosophical cyberpunk-y SF. Requested! #tenqueries

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 21 Nov 2016

Q9: If your MCs are 20, it's not YA. Unfortunately NA is very hard to do these days. Also I just don't love the premise here. #tenqueries

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 21 Nov 2016

Q8: YA, teen gets hired for a job that no one would ever, ever hire a teen to do. I am unwilling to suspend my disbelief. #tenqueries

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 21 Nov 2016

Q7: MC discovers they're one of a select group of special people with powers; not my thing. #tenqueries

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 21 Nov 2016

Q5: Query is 2 sentences long with a 1-paragraph bio, tells me basically nothing about the book before giving sample pages. #tenqueries

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 21 Nov 2016

Note: I don't do 10 queries in a row for my #tenqueries, I find the ones where my decision is easy to explain in 140 characters or less.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 21 Nov 2016

Q4: This is kind of just a Norse Rick Riordan, which I think Rick Riordan is currently doing already. #tenqueries

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 21 Nov 2016

Q3: Historical fiction, which I no longer represent. #tenqueries

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 21 Nov 2016

Q2: Interesting premise/world, but I don't have a strong sense of story or conflict here to sell me on it. #tenqueries

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 21 Nov 2016

Q1: This is a memoir, a genre which I do not represent. Query the right agent, people! #tenqueries

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 12 Nov 2015

Follow-up: Query #2 had already found an agent. Good for you, @ByEllieM!

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 12 Nov 2015

Q10: MG novel by an author trying to encourage kids to talk about a Very Important Issue; guaranteed to be heavy-handed and plodding. Pass.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 12 Nov 2015

Q9: Main character is a dog. Passpasspass.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 12 Nov 2015

Q8: Grammatical errors (ones that mess with flow, not just nitpicks) count against you. Also this is super archetypal fantasy. Pass.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 12 Nov 2015

Q7: Formatting here is a total mess, barely readable. I see...made-up fantasy words and something "long foretold". Hard pass.

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 12 Nov 2015

Q6: This is a cool premise and an interesting new take on time travel, but the "discover your secret past" element doesn't grab me. Pass.