BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslit · 4d

#PubTip- Get comfortable with hearing the word "no."

Katie Shea Boutillier @AgentShea · 4d

Summer as a lit agent is the best! Time to focus on submissions, client mss, and editorial to gear up for big pitches this fall! #pubtip #agentlife

Marie Lamba @marielamba · 5d

#querytip: think of a query letter like a cover letter for a job. You wouldn't tell an employer about how cute your pets are or how much you love gardening, so why tell a #literaryagent these things if they aren't related to your manuscript? #amquerying

Linda Epstein @LindaEpstein · 5d

AMAZING NEWS! I've now answered all submitted queries. But sorry to say, I'm still closed to unsolicited submissions, only taking queries through personal referral, post-conference & by request. #amquerying #querytip #submissions #publishing #kidlit #picturebooks #mglit #YAlit

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · 5d

Forgive me for ignoring your submission guidelines, but I'm special!--Guys, don't do this! Follow our guidelines, we make them for a reason. #querytip

Lisa Rodgers @_LisaRodgers · Jun 15

#querytip Please don't make me hunt for or deduce your manuscript's genre or subgenre. It might seem super obvious to you, the author, but it helps tremendously to have it stated explicitly.

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · Jun 15

Finished your novel? Join me next week to learn next steps and avoid common pitfalls! buff.ly/2FY9lBg #amwriting #amediting #querytip #amquerying

Joelle Delbourgo @JLDelbourgo · Jun 15

Many publishers have "summer hours" which allows employees to work longer during the week so as to get off mid-day on Friday. Agents often follow suit. So writers, wait until Monday to get in touch. #pubtip

Susan Graham @Grahamophones · Jun 15

Hi, if you can help it AT ALL, please be aware of the size of your font as well as space on the screen. If it's too small and smooshed, my world weary eyes can't read it very well. Lots of folks (like me, hi) have bad eyesight, let's make it easy on them please! #querytip #subtip

Katie Shea Boutillier @AgentShea · Jun 15

"Moving forward" is a good life lesson you will continue to be faced with when you are a published author. #pubtip

Saritza☕️Hernandez @epubagent · Jun 15

New Blog Post: 5 Things To Know When Negotiating a Deal Sheet
“If you want a terrific contract, you’ll have to negotiate one.” - Richard Curtis #pubtip #writers #authors #amwriting... saritzahernandez.blogspot.com/2018/06/5-thin…

Katie Shea Boutillier @AgentShea · Jun 14

Digging into my queries tonight... and I'm quite not sure what I'm looking for but I hope it finds me first! #querytip

Vicki Lame @thedaysbetween · Jun 14

Also, writers, if the book of your heart isn't the first book of yours that sells, it could still sell later. Or in another form. So don't give up on what gives you the feels. #pubtip

Emily Rodmell @EmilyRodmell · Jun 14

Synopsis tips:

*Save editors' eyes. Double space.
*5-7 pages is ideal length. Avoid more than 10.
*Keep back story to a minimum & focus on what actually happens in the book.
*Make sure to give the entire story. Don't hold back on spoilers. We need to see all twists.

#pubtip

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · Jun 14

A book is about more than "two people have an adventure." Know the thematic elements of your book. #PubTip

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · Jun 14

#PubTip = high level thematic elements of your book make great talking points. Example, THE LAST SUN by @KDEdwards_NC is about loyalty.