JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 3d

#QueryTip When looking for agents: Go to writing conferences where you can meet agents in person. Attend their sess…

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 1w

#QueryTip The two most common reasons I pass are (a) the draft feels too rough, or (b) it's not the right fit. But…

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 1w

#QueryTip Beginnings are hard. I know I miss wonderful projects in my inbox because the opening pages don't grab me…

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 3w

#QueryTip Agents pass for many reasons: changing trends in the market; they already represent something similar; or…

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Oct 25

#QueryTip Note which agents you queried when. Some agents allow you to resubmit revisions after a certain timeframe. #amquerying

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Oct 20

#QueryTip If a submission moves me to cry, I will offer representation. And if I laugh too? Gold!

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Oct 19

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

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Oct 18

#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 · Oct 18

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

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Oct 11

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

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Oct 6

#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 · Oct 5

#QueryTip Here's a resource for finding word counts for published books (ex. comps for your WIP): #amwriting

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Sep 26

#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…

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.