Saba Sulaiman


Literary Agent at Talcott Notch. Eternally recovering from maternity leave. Probably hiding behind the crib eating cake. #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Talcott Notch Literary

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 21 Feb 2017

Gentle reminder: please finish writing + revising your book before you query. You'll have a better sense of how to go about it. #querytip

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 16 Feb 2017

Here's @ml_keller on why + how you should avoid being vague in your pitches and query letters:…

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 17 Aug 2016

When an agent says they want to see more of your work, they mean it. It's a demonstration of faith in your talent and potential. #querytip

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 21 Dec 2015

Perhaps not the best approach

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 2 Nov 2015

Can deliberately misleading an agent into reading your query ever work? #QueryTip

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 22 Oct 2015

If we've met at a conference, don't forget to mention WHERE we met when you follow up with me. #QueryTip

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 20 Oct 2015

Unless you're querying me for personal reasons, I don't need to know you found me via our website/WD. Open w/ your pitch instead. #QueryTip

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 18 Sep 2015

Two queries this week with the deliberately misleading subject line "Requested Materials."


Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 3 Sep 2015

Please don't pitch your YA novel as the "ideal read for teens with their ADD tendencies." I mean... just don't do it. #QueryTip

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 20 Aug 2015

"Although my book isn't exactly what you're looking f—"


Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 3 Aug 2015

I implore you: please don't open with the weather. It may not = an automatic rejection but it puts you at an instant disadvantage. #querytip

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 29 Jul 2015

"Although this isn't what you asked for, I hope y—" Stopstopstop. Pointing out that your book isn't on my wishlist won't help you. #querytip

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 30 Jun 2015

Been receiving quite a few queries soliciting feedback for incomplete projects. Newsflash: this is not an agent's job. #querytip #agenttip

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 25 Jun 2015

Please don't send a follow-up query moments later HIGHLIGHTING a typo. You know I may have missed it, right? #querytip #yougottahavefaith

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 9 Jun 2015

Please write a query letter. I'm seeing many "My Writing Speaks For Itself" emails with just the pages, and... that's not okay. #querytip

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 8 Jun 2015

You should know your book's genre. Telling me that you don't, or that it "could be" X or Y means you haven't done your research. #QueryTip

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 2 Jun 2015

Your subject line is valuable real estate, and putting my name in it does nothing for you. Mention your genre/title/hook instead. #querytip