Serene @serenemaria · 1h

General PSA: please follow our submissions guidelines when sending in your query. I promise we're not being picky just to be difficult; our form formats queries in a certain way in our inbox and makes it easier for us to read, organize and respond in a timely manner #querytip

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · 5h

I've been asked a few times lately so let me respond with clarity:
YES, if I reject your book I would love to see a query for a different book by you!
YES, if I reject your book and you revise it significantly, I would love to see the query again!
#querytip #askagent

H. McCorkle @McCorkle_Editor · 1d

To follow that: Takedown Piracy is a great website you can report pirated books too, and they help shut the pirating sites down. #pubtip #bookpiracy

H. McCorkle @McCorkle_Editor · 1d

Authors (even traditionally pubbed ones): Set up a Google Alert for the title of your books. That way you discover when they've been pirated and can report the website. #writetip #pubtip #bookpiracy

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · 1d

...but rather because she wants to have the opportunity to take the chance on you with the right book at the right time.
Signing you when you're not ready does you no favors. It only sets you up for greater hardship in the future. END

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · 1d

I don't have any stats or anything about how often this impacts deals. But when I'm considering an author, I do look to see our communicative history. And if an agent turns you down due to writing, it isn't because she isn't willing to take a chance on you...5

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · 1d

So if agents are telling you your work is not ready, know that we mean it not to insult you but to DO YOUR CAREER A FAVOR. You have a better chance of making the perfect impression if we refused to send something out that wasn't high enough quality to stick. 4

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · 1d

If your 1st book goes out to publishers in a sub-par state, all it takes is a quick search of the inbox to make an editor question their initial impression of your NEXT, BETTER BOOK. They go from "I love this author!" to "Hm. The author's work is not consistent" in a few clicks.

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix · 1d

Naomi Davis @NaomisLitPix

Are you tired of hearing your book isn't ready? Does it irritate you? Frustrate you? Do you wish someone would sign you just to get your book out there in hopes an editor loves premise enough to perfect the writing w/ you?
Let me tell you why you should NOT want that. 1

In this digital age, searching my inbox to see if I have communicated with a writer or not take me 2 seconds. So if I like your book, I DO check to see if I have rejected you before and why. Editors have this ability too. The reason this matters...2

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 3d

YES TO THIS 👇🏽👇🏽 if you knew your genre inside out, you wouldn't say this and you wouldn't feel superior to others writing in it, because you'd be too busy figuring out how best to honor it for having made you the writer you are today.


Hilary Harwell @HilaryHarwell · 3d

Quick query update, too! I’ll be closing to *queries* at the end of June until mid-late August, so send me your goodies soon!! #amquerying #querytip

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 3d

#PubTip = a book's cover should be evocative if not, necessarily, literal.

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · 3d

#querystats Of the 26 queries I rejected about...
30% were because querier didn't understand their audience/genre
30% were because I didn't see enough story/plot
20% were because the idea didn't sound marketable
20% were because didn't feel different enough #amagenting #querytip

Laura Crockett ☕️ @LECrockett · 3d

I average ~3 dream queries a week. More than fae/fairy queries, which are common too. Dream walking, dream reading, living in dreams, dreams coming true, dream manipulation...

The downside is that these queries focus on the gift rather than the character & plot. #querytip 1/3

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · 3d

#querystats 29 queries read: 3 YA, 7 WF, 4 Romance, 5 Suspense, 10 General Fiction. 3 requested: 1 Suspense, 1 WF, 1 YA (FYI -- All the requests happened to mention seeing my #MSWL somewhere) #amagenting

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 3d

Please don't submit to more than one Writers House agent at the same time. And if you're submitting to Al Zuckerman, please know that I'm the person reading your letter! So I will know if you also submit to me :) #querytip

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 4d

Great question from #DCC2018 last weekend = "what if I don't like the contract a publishing house offers?"

Answer = agent doesn't accept any offer without permission of the author. An author should understand the offer and have the time to say yes/no!

#agenting #pubtip