Cari Lamba @CariLamba · 3d

#querytip always refer to how long your work is in terms of words, not page numbers. Also always round how many words it is!

Leon Husock @LeonHusock · 3d

Is your book is unavoidably long (150k+) and there's really nothing you can do about it? Just acknowledging in the query that you know it's a long book helps a little. It shows that you did your homework. #querytip

Emily Rodmell @EmilyRodmell · 3d

Books that tend to work best for any Harlequin series are the ones that are written with the series mind. It's a lot harder to squeeze a book that was written for anyone into a certain series slot. To get a feel for a series, read the published books and ask questions. #pubtip

Justin Wells @Justin_941 · 4d

Please do not use your ENTIRE query letter to tell me why you decided to query me. If you're not using your query letter to discuss your STORY, you are wasting an incredibly helpful tool. #querytip

Amy Cloughley @AmyCloughley · 4d

A heads up: I will be closed to unsolicited submissions starting on 2/12 and reopening in the spring. #agenttip #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · 4d

Typo for the day: Dust mites or Dust motes? #amwriting #amediting #amquerying #querytip

mites - insects like lice

motes - specks or particles

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · 4d

When an agent offers rep, it's probably not wise to tell them you don't like doing revisions. Even if you don't want to revise and edit for the agent, 99.9% you'll have to do them for an editor if your book sells. There's always room for improvement. #pubtip

Marie Lamba @marielamba · 5d

Guys, if you can't put my name your query letter, which is a business letter after all, or you address it to Dear Sir or Madam, I, and every agent out there, will delete without reading it. It's that simple! #helpyourselves #querytip

Lane Heymont @LaneHeymont · 5d

The most accurate submission guidelines are on an agency/agent’s website. Other sites are more likely to be outdated, plus from the horse’s mouth and all. Submission guidelines are the first gatekeepers - the first test. Don’t fail because of laziness. #querytip #Research

Auld Lang Syne Jennette @AlyssaJennette · 6d

A millennial is not just a person in their 20s/30s. Millennials were born between 1980-2000. They don't exist outside of their time. A 20-something in 1994 is not a millennial, for example. (I'm a millennial and I was 6 in 1994, FYI.) #querytip #lifetip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · 6d

Note to writers: If you ever have a line of dialogue that is simply "Yeah"—DELETE IT. Useless words that are often portrayed with body language or considered rhetorical anyway. #amediting #amwriting #querytip #amquerying

Penny Moore @precociouspenny · 6d

Publishing tip: If you’ve trolled an author online, it’s probably best not to query that author’s agent for representation. If you’ve been nasty to any of my clients due to ignorance or just for the pure sake of being nasty, I’m never going to rep you. #pubtip

Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13 · 6d

#Writers, STOP PITCHING TO AGENTS ON TWITTER. I get you want to gauge their interest, but you need to query through the appropriate channels. This is not a place to cheat the line. We post likes and dislikes, but do not reject and accept your novel. #querytip #amquerying

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · 6d

How to Achieve Perfect Pitch, a new blog post series from @ericsmithrocks where he shares client query letters & explains why they hooked him! #querytip