JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 1d

#QueryTip If a submission moves me to cry, I will offer representation. And if I laugh too? Gold! https://t.co/xYgRx3foNw

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 2d

#QueryTip Make sure your opening pages deliver the beginning promised in the pitch.

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 3d

#Querytip Please don't use italics in queries. Gmail does weird things to fancy fonts & italics, making it hard to read--and I want to read.

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 3d

#Querytip Please add space between paragraphs in your query. Otherwise, it's difficult to read. And I want to read your letter.

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 1w

#QueryTip Indent the first sentence of each paragraph in your submission. Otherwise the story is difficult to read.

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 2w

#QueryTip Use the language of your pitch as an opportunity to showcase the writing of your novel, evoking tone, style and voice. #amwriting

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 2w

#QueryTip Here's a resource for finding word counts for published books (ex. comps for your WIP): https://t.co/9yYUlZyb3u #amwriting

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 3w

#querytip Seeing many submissions that seem to start in the wrong place. Is the opening scene the best moment to establish character stakes?

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Sep 15

#QueryTip If you haven't published before, be honest in your query. It's okay. I'm looking for the next big book. It could be yours!

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Sep 13

#QueryTip Maximize the first impression. Write an opening line that raises a compelling question, immediately sets tone & establishes voice.

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Sep 12

& even though pitch contests look splashy & exciting, most of the writers I know still got their agents from good old fashioned querying.

And I have found most of my clients from good old fashioned querying. I've discovered some amazing talent in my box… https://t.co/MUOUMMvB7K

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Sep 12

#QueryTip I only see a small writing sample & have to decide fast. If you don't hear from me, consider revising & resubmitting in 6 months.

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Sep 12

#QueryTip Unfortunately, if you already self-published, it would be difficult for me to sell the same project to a traditional publisher.

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Sep 12

#QueryTip If I request your manuscript, it often takes me 8 weeks to respond, because I need time to read and consider your work.

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Sep 12

#QueryTip If I pass on your work, please feel free to resubmit a polished *significant* revision 6+ months after your original submission.

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Sep 12

#QueryTip I am looking for polished work that is ready for me to represent. Don't submit too early. Revise first and send your best work.

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Sep 8

#QueryTip Consider your online presence. If I like your work, I research & try to read everything I find on you to see if we're a good fit.

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Sep 6

#querytip I prefer traditional punctuation like quotation marks around dialogue to avoid confusion. I want to read--and love--your story.

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Sep 6

Querying writers, making a thread dedicating to insulting each agent who rejected your book... is a baaaad look for you.

Or if you do insult me, use "Jennifer," not my full name. I'll never guess it's me. Kidding. Insulting any agent is… https://t.co/E6qUbzbEzM

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Sep 6

#QueryTip Make sure your opening pages deliver the beginning promised in your pitch. #amwriting #amquerying