Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 6d

Q10 Myst: No synopsis. I detect a trend. Pass. #tenqueries

Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 6d

Q8 YA: Great premise, all info dump. Needs many rewrites. Pass. #tenqueries

Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 6d

Q7 Thriller: Not engaging and 150K is too long. Pass. #tenqueries

Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 6d

Q6 Rom: Unnecessary prologue that gives everything away. Pass. #tenqueries

Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 6d

Q5 Fant: Not interesting enough to read 129K words. Pass. #tenqueries

Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 6d

Q3 Lit Fic: All dialogue, no substance. Pass. #tenqueries

Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 6d

Q2 Rom Susp: Compelling writing and voice! Full MS request. #tenqueries

Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 6d

Q1 YA: Concept’s been done to death and much better. Pass. #tenqueries

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 1w

Q10: Book introduces the conflict on the 1st page and the voice is solid. I’m worried for character immediately. Request full. #10queries

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 1w

Q9: Author says her book features 10 of my #MSWL requests when the book has nothing to do with any of them. Pass. #10queries

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 1w

Q8: Instead of launching into the plot, author mansplains the topic of my college minor. Pass. #10queries

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 1w

Q7: Query is a super long subject line describing the book & a photo of the author. Not sure what to do w/ this. Pass. #10queries

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 1w

Q6: Opens w/ dialogue w/o any grounding in the characters or setting. I can’t care about a character if I don’t know him. Pass. #10queries

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 1w

Q5: This is the 3rd time I’ve received this query in the past 3 yrs. Each time it’s w/ a new title, but it’s the same book. Pass. #10queries

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 1w

Q4: Under platform, the author cites the total number of people on LinkedIn, not the number of connections she has. Pass. #10queries

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 1w

Q3: I really want to like this one, cuz I love the setting & concept, but the writing is info dumpy & stilted. Pass. #10queries

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 1w

Q2: A lulling sadness and yearning in the voice pulls me in even though I’m not sure what the story’s about. Request full. #10queries

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 1w

Q1: Tries to evoke a sense of place w/o any vivid, visceral details, so I can’t picture it. Pass. #10queries