Laura Zats @LZats · 2d

Q366: MG that didn’t feel super fresh. #500queries

Margaret Bail @MKDB · 2d

Q9: Mystery. Query is unclear about characters/story. Writing doesn't have me hooked to read more. Pass #tenqueries

Margaret Bail @MKDB · 2d

Q8 Memoir? Only 51k, which is short. Also, didn't follow submission guidelines. Pass #tenqueries

Margaret Bail @MKDB · 2d

Q7: Historical. Love the era (Norman conquest), writing is very good, but at 132k it's long. Filing in unsure folder for now. #tenqueries

Margaret Bail @MKDB · 2d

Q6: Western. I like the premise, but the writing needs lots of work. So much telling, and it needs line edits. Pass #tenqueries

Margaret Bail @MKDB · 2d

Q5: Middle Grade, which I don't represent. Pass #tenqueries

Margaret Bail @MKDB · 2d

Q4: Again, no mention of genre other than time travel. Writing itself lacks organization, so I'm lost. Pass #tenqueries

Margaret Bail @MKDB · 2d

Q3: Thriller. At nearly 120k it's long. I like the premise, but writing is densely descriptive, which makes me want to skim Pass #tenqueries

Margaret Bail @MKDB · 2d

Q2: Mystery. Has potential, but nothing about it stands out. Also, writing needs editing. Pass #tenqueries

Margaret Bail @MKDB · 2d

Q1: Genre unidentified and unclear, and at 140k, it's too long. Pass #tenqueries

Laura Zats @LZats · 3d

Q365: Romance. Not feeling the concept. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · 3d

Q364: Manic pixie dreamgirls are not for me. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · 3d

Q363: Erotica is not a story with sex scenes. Goodness gracious. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · 3d

Q362: Query from someone I met at a con. Request #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · 3d

Q361: no sense of place in this query, which made talk of fighting for turf really confusing. Pass. #500queries

Caitie Flum @caitief · 4d

YA historical about something I didn't even know happened. Simple, to the point, clear, and fascinating. #querywin

Laura Zats @LZats · 4d

Q359: Admittedly, I’m a sucker for Veronica Mars as a comp, but this one doesn’t quite land. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · 4d

Q358: MG. Too simple, so it sounds like it’s written by an adult. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · 4d

Q357: Book claims it passes the Bechdel test. Does not actually pass the Bechdel test. Pass. #500queries