greyhausagency @greyhausagency · 5h

#pubtip Take the weekend. Relax and just think about your next book, the synopsis you are writing or the query you are drafting. Is this really the best? Does this say what you want it to say? Would you buy this book or sign you as a client?

A Woman Reading @AWomanReading · 7h

sometimes when I'm editing, I just want to shout from the rafters, "Show, don't tell!!!". #literaryagent #amediting #querytip #pubtip

Madelyn Burt @maddestofburts · 1d

I *am* still closed to queries, but I've updated what I'm looking for on @StonesongNYC's website and you should check it out for when I reopen! Here's a hint: 👀🕵️‍♀️🔎 #querytip

(I'll be updating my mswl page soon, too, so stay tuned!)

Ashley Collom @Ashohley · 1d

#querytip avoid writing your query in tiny font. 12+ at least. Size 8 gets me fussy and I'm annoyed before I even start reading.

greyhausagency @greyhausagency · 1d

#pubtip and another note for #MSWL If you see a post, do not just submit via that social media with a "I have a book for you." Go to their site, research and do it properly!

Joelle Delbourgo @JLDelbourgo · 1d

If you are a writer approaching an agent or publisher, craft your query carefully following established guidelines, and run it by a number of trusted readers before sending. Many queries go unread because they are so poorly written. #pubtip

Emily S. Keyes @esc_key · 1d

If you think your MS fits one of my #MSWL tweets, please do put that in the subject. But don’t say it was requested by me. That means I met you and asked you to send it. #querytip

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · 2d

Good to be mindful of the difference between books and authors that inspire you and books to which your novel can clearly & logically be comped. #querytip

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 2d

Phaea Crede @PhaeaCrede

@BookEndsJessica Do you want to know the resolution too? Or just the journey to it?

Replying to @PhaeaCrede

The journey. Think of it as writing the cover copy for your book. Practice by writing the cover copy or pitches/queries for some of your favorite books or emulate the copy of some competitive titles. #querytip

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · 2d

In the grand scheme of things titles aren’t too important at the querying stage because they can/will change once a publisher acquires a MS. However, I will admit having a great/smart title can definitely get my attention when I’m perusing queries! #pubtip #querytip

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 2d

One of the biggest query fails I see is when the author pitches the story up until what actually happens. I don't want the lead-up, I want the pitch to focus on what happens in the book. #querytip

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 2d

#querystats I have 3 queries and 2 full manuscripts.

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · 2d

#amquerying #querytip Saying this again, do not send me stories about Fae or Fairies. It's just not me.

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · 2d

#querytip Don't give me a list of five genres. Your book is one or the other. It may have light elements of two or three, but you should be able to identify the main genre of your story.

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · 3d

Been getting a lot of queries lately for books that sound like fascinating character studies, but don't have a clear story. #querytip #amquerying

greyhausagency @greyhausagency · 3d

Here's a shocker... If you submit something to me other than romance or women's fiction, you will be rejected. #pubtip read the guidelines...

greyhausagency @greyhausagency · 3d

#pubtip Just because an agent puts something up with #MSWL does not mean you just start submitting. REVIEW what they want! This is not a free-for-all!

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 3d

Authors, be careful about claiming your ms would make a great movie or mention you’ve already written the screenplay in your query. Totally legit to have visions of Hollywood, but keep it to yourself as it should not be the primary reason you want to publish. #querytip #pubtip