Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Jun 29

PEOPLE! Some agents want endings revealed in the synopsis. Some don't.


Stop acting like publishing is one size fits all. #amwriting #amediting #amquerying #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Jun 27

A couple things I'm noticing in the query box that I am NOT the right agent for:
1) graphic rape
2) agency dependent on pregnancy/marriage (includes loss of pregnancy)
3) drug/physical/sexual abuse main plots (light touches okay)
4) thriller or suspense
#querytip #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Jun 27

Query Box update: I am officially caught up to June! If you didn't get a response, maybe check spam? I answer all queries, so no one should be left unanswered before June. #querytip #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Jun 15

Finished your novel? Join me next week to learn next steps and avoid common pitfalls! buff.ly/2FY9lBg #amwriting #amediting #querytip #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Jun 13

People, PLEASE, stop using the line "so-and-so is not like other girls" in your query. PLEASE! #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · May 26

Learn different types of editing and how you can spot common pitfalls in your writing! See details on Getting the Most Out of Your Self-Editing: tinyurl.com/y7lbw6k2 #amwriting #amediting #querytip #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · May 10

Learn different types of editing and how to spot common pitfalls in your writing! See details on Getting the Most Out of Your Self-Editing: tinyurl.com/y7lbw6k2 #amwriting #amediting #querytip #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Apr 19

Strike 1: Wrong name in greeting

Strike 2: Pasted query and pages in the query box

Strike 3: Wrote "see above" in synopsis and pages boxes

Come on, man. You're not even trying! #querytip #amagenting

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Apr 19

Note to writers: NEVER end a synopsis with "I could tell you, but I hope you'll want to figure out for yourself".

Literally want to throw my computer. #amagenting #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Apr 11

It's always a red flag when there are multiple errors in your query. If necessary, have someone else read/edit it BEFORE sending to agents! #amquerying #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Mar 7

So, if you think you can trick Query Manager, you're wrong. You sneaky, but I can see that you queried us already under a different name and email. Remember, some agencies don't mind, but Corvisiero asks you to only sub to one agent at a time. #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Mar 6

Want to see some tidbits I'm hunting for in Fantasy (and other awesome agents on the lookout for writer!)? Check out Jody Sperling's new article! thejohnfox.com/2018/03/19-new… #amwriting #amediting #querytip #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Mar 5

Also, saying "My query letter and synopsis are together" will make me immediately dislike you. You clearly haven't researched me if you think I'm ok saying a query and synopsis are the same thing... #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Mar 5

Almost every query tonight has 1, maybe 2 lines about the book. Why? Here's my structure:

1st para: personalization to agent and metadata
2nd para: introduce character and situation/conflict
3rd para: introduce 2nd POV or love interest
4th para: Stakes
5th para: bio

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Mar 5

Query: "I've included the first five pages and ." <-- unfinished sentence

We all make mistakes, and you gave me a chuckle tonight. But don't forget to reread a couple times. #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Mar 5

Guys, please tell me about your book in the query. Not your aspirations or bio or life story without a scrap of story detail. And please don't then end the query saying you sent 10pgs when my guidelines asks for 5... #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Feb 23

Welcome, #RevPit! This #10queries is for anyone, even if you're not entering the contest in April. We aim to instruct, to grow, and to have fun! All weekend, our editors will be chatting about queries and pages and giving feedback. #amediting #amwriting #amquerying #querytip