Whitley Abell @whitleyabell · 13 Jul 2017

Just realized I maybe should share this with all y'all in the query trenches...
#querytip #inklingstip #whyagentspass

Whitley Abell @whitleyabell · 4 Oct 2016

This is always a no for me:
"The first ## pages of my MS are [syn for backstory], so [alternative sample explained or requested]
#querytip

Whitley Abell @whitleyabell · 3 Sep 2016

DO be prepared for agents to ask who is offering... we like to know who our competition is. And our odds.
#querytip

Whitley Abell @whitleyabell · 3 Sep 2016

Whitley Abell @whitleyabell

DO alert other agents w/ MS of pending offer and ask that they get back to you by X/X if interested.
#querytip

Replying to @whitleyabell

DON'T send mass email to all agents with query/MS saying you don't like the offering agent and would prefer any one (It happens)
#querytip

Whitley Abell @whitleyabell · 3 Sep 2016

Dos & Don'ts of being offered rep:

DO let the offering agent know other agents are still reading and ask for ~ a week to decide
#querytip

Whitley Abell @whitleyabell · 26 Jul 2016

#QueryTip: maybe don't forward a query showing the chain of agents who have already received and passed. Every query should be a clean slate

Whitley Abell @whitleyabell · 2 Mar 2016

Authors, please, please, PLEASE use your query letter to set the stakes, not just the scene. #querytip

Whitley Abell @whitleyabell · 12 Jun 2015

#querytip: If an agent passes, don't argue. Esp not over several emails. You're next MS could be THE ONE, & doing so only burns your bridges