Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · 5d

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 · 5d

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 · 5d

#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 · 5d

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

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 5d

#QueryTip + request as I read submissions late at night:

Please put page numbers on your manuscript or #PB dummy, if you're an author/illustrator. It's helpful for me to review your work, so I can tell you what I like, as well as suggestions, etc.

#amquerying #amwriting

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 6d

#QueryTip I try to be accessible on Twitter, but sometimes I miss a Tweet or a DM. If you wish to query me, please send a query letter + the first 10 pgs. or PB ms pasted into the email to soloway@andreabrownlit.com. You will get an auto confirmation. Good luck! #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · 6d

Query Box update: I am caught up to Aug. 1.

I do also have 21 queries in my Still Thinking box. So if you haven't gotten a response yet, crossed fingers. #amquerying #querytip #amagenting

Ali Herring @HerringAli · 6d

Biggest issue I see in my queries today: Lots of stories on sub that just follow the meandering path of a typical person's life. Sure, there may be some moral lesson there, but I'm looking for a conflict or story problem to drive the plot. #querytip #writetip

Caroline Eisenmann @CarolineMEisen · 6d

A #querytip: the categories an agent says they do and do not represent ultimately trump the themes and qualities they describe liking. Your romance novel may be about intimacy and obsession, but romance isn't a category that I work in, so I wouldn't be the right agent for it!

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 6d

#PubTip = I've heard this mantra about publicity for years and just wanted to share:

- What works (in publicity) every time? Word of Mouth
- How do we control Word of Mouth? We can't, alas

So we put together a publicity campaign to elevate visibility and...hope.
#agenting

Emily Rodmell @EmilyRodmell · 6d

The first open door is not automatically always the best one to go through. Make sure you do your research on editors, agents and publishers so you can make a wise choice and find a good match.

#pubtip

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica · 6d

Whenever someone tells me in their query that they "know this isn't what I represent" I know they will wrongly assume why the query was rejected. Also, they are never correct in their assumptions about what I rep. #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Aug 13

Word counts are all over the place today. Does no one research industry standard anymore? #amquerying #querytip #amagenting

Lucienne Diver @LucienneDiver · Aug 13

Responding to a nice personalized rejection on a query with arrogance and borderline threat is not the way to make someone reconsider. It is, however, a good way to get blocked. #pubtip

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · Aug 13

When submitting a MS, please double space your work. It's easier on my eyes and helps me with adding comments/notes that I might what to discuss. Also, you don't have to do any fancy formatting with font and stylizing the pages. It's a MS not a published book. #querytip #pubtip

Cari Lamba @CariLamba · Aug 13

#querytip if you send an attachment you will get deleted!