Carrie Pestritto @literarycarrie · 1w

I've got a #QueryWin today! YA Fantasy query with a balance of high stakes and voice that made me need to read the pages! Yay!

Meg LaTorre-Snyder @MegLaTorre · 2w

Q10) A SF: Interesting premise, though perhaps too tech-y for me. Opening pages are all info-dumping. PASS #tenqueries

Meg LaTorre-Snyder @MegLaTorre · 2w

Q9) YA Steampunk/Western: I REALLY liked this story premise & was super impressed by the plot summary & query. Howe… https://t.co/vqhemWz2qQ

Meg LaTorre-Snyder @MegLaTorre · 2w

Q8) NA HF: Interesting premise and solid writing, but I’m not the agent to champion this story. PASS #tenqueries

Meg LaTorre-Snyder @MegLaTorre · 2w

Q7) YA/A? Fantasy: No age group or word count listed in query. Plot summary doesn't reveal protagonist's goals/desi… https://t.co/0LYDZBnyah

Meg LaTorre-Snyder @MegLaTorre · 2w

Q6) A Thriller: Query is addressed to another agent/agency. Plot summary has vague stakes. Opening pages have too m… https://t.co/D1Osj5AaCr

Meg LaTorre-Snyder @MegLaTorre · 2w

Q5) YA Paranormal?: Plot summary follows vague events of story and doesn’t specify the protagonist’s desires/goals/… https://t.co/368IUcwAGy

Meg LaTorre-Snyder @MegLaTorre · 2w

Q4) A UF: Lots of world-specific names. Sounds interesting but I don’t quite understand what’s what. From the plot… https://t.co/Nj4Jzbu19s

Meg LaTorre-Snyder @MegLaTorre · 2w

Q3) A F: Word count is pretty high, even for me (possibly needs more editing to cut it back?). Plot summary has int… https://t.co/DbqfucQZ1l

Meg LaTorre-Snyder @MegLaTorre · 2w

Q2) YA Thriller: Font is painfully small. Plot summary in query lacks clear/concise stakes and motives for characte… https://t.co/Y0Nbfx6NUR

Meg LaTorre-Snyder @MegLaTorre · 2w

Q1) YA Contemp: I don’t represent contemporary. Word count is too low. PASS #tenqueries

Cate Hart @CateHart · 3w

Q10) MG. Premise sounds adventurous and fun and features one of my fave places. Alas sample opens with passive telling. Pass.

Cate Hart @CateHart · 3w

Q9) mystery but lacks genre expectations. The premise has potential for a more literary thriller. Sample starts with ennui info dump. Pass.

Cate Hart @CateHart · 3w

Q8) Political thriller. Just not my thing. But premise doesn’t sound fresh and sample not wowing me. Pass.

Cate Hart @CateHart · 3w

Q7) MG fantasy. Bit cliched premise and sample pages weren’t wow. Pass.

Cate Hart @CateHart · 3w

Q6) Historical YA? Sample was well written but ultimately the stakes and character arc didn’t stand out. For Hist w… https://t.co/OQByRjaOXE

Cate Hart @CateHart · 3w

Q5) MG. Premise has potential but already see some plausibility issues. Pass. Understand your target market inside and out, esp for kidlit.

Cate Hart @CateHart · 3w

Q4) Another query for something I don’t represent. Pass.

Cate Hart @CateHart · 3w

Q3) mislabeled WF. Could be an interesting premise if done properly. But nothing in query or first page wowed me. Pass

Cate Hart @CateHart · 3w

Q2) looks like sci-fi but labeled generically. Low word count says to me the work needs further development and revisions. Pass.