Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · 1w

Reminder: YA is not a genre. It's a demographic the same way Children's or Adult are demographics. YA = for teens, written in many genres.

A #querytip for everyone who might be tempted to call YA a genre in their query: https://t.co/ODNHOiktab

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · May 29

If you share an email with your spouse, consider getting a personal one for sending queries - less confusing for me that way! #querytip

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Apr 28

Opening not working? Today on the blog, Lit agent @HannahFergesen shares what grabs her in… https://t.co/XyAollqjC7 https://t.co/ByAEL4CLlJ

I answered some #querytip questions from @atrueblood5 over on her blog - check 'em out! https://t.co/fwTe6Ovea0

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Feb 22

#Querytip : If your spamblocker isn't set to let emails from anyone at https://t.co/LfhVoze2qZ thru, you won't receive my passes OR requests.

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Feb 8

Today is #MSWL Day! Read literary agent @HannahFergesen 's post on Using #MSWL to Personalize Your Query https://t.co/LovROu03Uu #queries

Happy #MSWL day! I wrote a #querytip sheet to help you use the hashtag in your query: https://t.co/1L5w366KBn

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Jan 22

This is your reminder to always check an agency's website for submission guidelines before you click send on your query. #querytip

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Nov 28

#querytip : Please don't put MSWL in your query if your book doesn't ACTUALLY fit what I've specifically asked for on my MSWL. It's shady.

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Sep 21

Queriers: Our sub guidelines ask for the first 3 pages of your ms along with your query. Please don't leave them out! I find it so helpful!

I know there are some conflicting guidelines on various blogs - please always double check the website for sub guid… https://t.co/pC5BihgXzt

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Sep 16

When citing my #MSWL as a reason for querying, it's super helpful for me to know which part of it you're referencing! #querytip

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Aug 17 2016

Don't tell me that you JUST finished your novel. This makes me concerned you haven't properly workshopped it before querying. #querytip

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Aug 13 2016

Very common mistake I see: the pitch attempts to cover 90% of the novel, ending on a Q ("Will she choose love or freedom?")

Great #querytip https://t.co/xuddX7sBFH

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Aug 7 2016

Queriers, I know my last name is spelled weird. I very much appreciate those of you who take the time to spell it correctly. #querytip

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Jun 28 2016

Don't know what to put in a query? Why don't you try some stakes? Or wait, how bout the stakes? You know what else helps? Stakes. #querytip

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Jun 23 2016

#querytip : I find read receipts on queries VERY off-putting.

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Mar 30 2016

#Querytip : the buff, 30-something white male is never the "unlikely hero".

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Mar 15 2016

If you're using a sub form through an agency's contact page, don't waste space by inserting the agency address like a form letter #querytip

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Jan 25 2016

Don't query the same book four times with a new query each time. You're not fooling me. #querytip

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Jan 6 2016

Please don't open your query by deriding published books. It's tacky and paints *you* in a bad light, not the supposedly bad book. #querytip

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Dec 16 2015

Don't pitch agents on Twitter. Don't pitch agents on Twitter. Don't pitch agents on Twitter. #querytip

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · Nov 19 2015

Writers: query @JJohnsonBlalock - she has a great literary eye and is super smart. Do it! #querytip