Christina Kaye @xtinakayebooks · 1d

#querytip It doesn't help to add pictures, cool/different fonts/or colorful headings on your cover page, or anywhere in your MS when #amquerying. Just keep it simple, clean, and professional. Cover page should just have a title, byline, and contact info. No fancy gimmicks, please

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 1d

As agents we may hang onto a full manuscript for 6mo or more. The reasons are varied. But this does not mean you should wait around! Keep querying and write something new. Update us with any offers or awards. Move forward. We'll catch up. If we don't, our loss. #querytip #pubtip

Caroline Bliss Larsen @editor_caro · 1d

I can’t believe how often this needs to be said, but 📢 insulting the list of a publisher you are querying does not do you any favors 📢 🤦🏻‍♀️

#querytip? #amquerying

Carlisa Cramer @carlisajc · 1d

#querytip Don't insult an agent's or publisher's current list by saying yours is of much higher quality. Like, we love our books. That's why we took them on.

Quressa "Tryna be the Beyanna of Agents" Robinson @qnrisawesome · 1d

If you're having issues getting your query through via email, the best way to get assistance is to send a note to my query email or to contact the office (our info is on the website). I don't accept queries in my DMs and won't open attachments from people I don't know. #QueryTip

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · 1d

It’s probably not wise to call an agent multiple times on the phone to follow up on a query or submission unless it’s listed somewhere on their agency website that it’s okay to do so. #pubtip #querytip

Saba Sulaiman @agentsaba · 1d

Julie Murphy @andimJULIE

I’m coming up on about six years since I sold my first book, which means I’ve learned a few things. I try to share these every year, but they change from time to time, so without further ado: my top tips for baby authors.

👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽 be thankful, keep writing, make smart, financially savvy decisions along the way, find the joy in what you do, build and maintain strong relationships, and you'll find that success is more than just the sum of your sales figures. #pubtip

Whitley Abell @whitleyabell · 1d

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller

don't

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#QueryTip #LifeTip #ComeON

I whole-heartedly second this, and also...

maybe don't tell an agent they have their dad's smile or their dad is so proud of them. that's just creepy.

#querytip #wtf

Lindsay Leggett @lindsayleggett_ · 1d

Query Guide post will be up this weekend! If you have any questions you'd like insight into, hit me up. #QueryTip #amquerying

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · 1d

don't

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#QueryTip #LifeTip #ComeON

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · 1d

Writers, I've already gotten a few vampire queries which is GREAT. But one word of warning: if this is a project that you've outgrown as a writer or that didn't work for reasons other than the market for vampires, it's best not to query it w/o major revision. #vampire #querytip

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 1d

"Revise and revise and then polish until that bastard gleams. Then find an agent who suits your work. It's like dating, you want to pick the person who is a right fit for you and your work." -Lauren Beukes #pubtip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · 2d

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 · 2d

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

Jen Chen Tran @jenchentran · 2d

Pardon the bad analogy, but you get like 200 automatic points when you spell your name right on the SAT. When you spell my name wrong on a query letter, I am sad. When you get it right, it counts lol. Since when did a letter “n” look like a “u” haha. #spellingcounts #querytip

Beatrix Conti @BeatrixConti · 3d

Can people PLS stop putting their queries into, 1. Bullet points and 2. Q&A formats. Whoever is telling you to do this is wrong... No need for a proposal for a fiction piece #querytip