Kira @KiraWatsonESA · 13h

"Hey. The manuscript for my book is attached" is not a query letter. If you're going to be lazy, so will I and not…

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · 13h

#querytip Please add full name to your query, even if pen name is initials. Writing back to you is so awkward if I can only type 2 letters!

Christine L. Herman @christineexists · 19h

so #QueryTip --industry interns are some of the hardest-working people in publishing & receive minimal recognition/no pay. BE KIND TO THEM.

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 1d

Do mention if you are a part of the culture your book references and or pulls from. #querytip

Moe Ferrara @inthesestones · 1d

Remember how we talked about telling agents if you have an offer? @BookEndsJessica has a handy-dandy form letter!…

Carly Watters @carlywatters · 1d

The difference between being a writer and an author. YES. via @lithub #pubtip

John M. Cusick @johnmcusick · 1d

#querytip If you inform me of an offer "as a professional courtesy" I'm going to take that to mean you've made up your mind.

Sarah LaPolla @sarahlapolla · 1d

#querytip since it's happened a lot lately: If you have an offer, let agents know via a new email or change subject line to "Offer of Rep."

Emily Rodmell @EmilyRodmell · 2d

Readers need to know what's at stake early in book in order to be invested in the story. Don't hide too much for sake of big reveal. #pubtip

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · 2d

#QueryTip : keep track of your queries. We notice when you send things more than once.

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · 2d

@YAFantasyFan Also when told they don't accept self-pub books, don't respond angrily/demand they read your pages. Y…

Kelly @YAFantasyFan · 2d

I've also seen a query today who labelled their manuscript with a 16 y/o MC as Middle Grade... please CHECK AGE RANGES. #querytip

Kelly @YAFantasyFan · 2d

I've come across quite a few people who believe that 12 is the correct MC age to label their manuscript as YA. Please check again. #querytip

Kelly @YAFantasyFan · 2d

Please don't send me self pubbed manuscripts. It makes me sad I can't represent them. Send me your NEXT manuscript...unpublished. #querytip

Kelly @YAFantasyFan · 2d

I really can't say it enough, "KNOW YOUR APPROPRIATE WORD COUNTS!" A too high or too low word count makes it easier to say "no". #querytip

Kelly @YAFantasyFan · 2d

Still seeing quite a few queries lacking the basics: title, genre, word count. This is very important, peeps. #querytip

Kelly @YAFantasyFan · 2d

Please stop describing the scene for the first pages. Don't tell me about the sun hitting the landscape your MC is staring at. #querytip

Kelly @YAFantasyFan · 2d

I just went through a full query and five pages, only to realize the query isn't even addressed to me or anyone at our agency. 🙄🙈 #querytip

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 2d

Presented without comment: Elena Ross Parker just got queried with a Christmas book. #querytip