Laura Zats @LZats · 5d

Q386: More Greek myths. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · 5d

Q385: YA SF. Didn’t feel YA at all and is 30K too long. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · 5d

Q384: I love love love New Orleans as a setting, but I really, really, really need to see a new take on ghosties within the Quarter. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · 5d

Q383: thriller. Do not rep. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · 5d

Q382: more Satan books. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jun 15

Q381: Menage romance is thumbs up! Pitching ⅔ of your characters as obnoxious as hell? Thumbs down. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jun 15

Q380: A bloated wordcount + a repetitious query makes me worried for the book’s writing. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jun 15

Q379: I will bet you all $100 that the MC in this F breasts boobily down the stairs. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jun 15

Q377: This contemporary romance pitch had all the right elements, but I couldn’t find any passion on the page. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jun 14

Q376: Angels and devils and Christian God, oh my! Pass #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jun 14

Q375: Space exploration is interesting as a topic, but it can’t carry a whole book. There needs to be other things that will keep the reader going other than “maybe we’ll find stuff.” Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jun 14

Q374: This F is definitely written by someone who doesn’t read fantasy. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jun 14

Q373: MG adventure that’s way too cutesy for me. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jun 14

Q372: Folks, if I never see another elemental book, it’ll be too soon. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jun 13

Q371: Pitched as romance (as well as a few other things?). Is not a romance, or anything I rep. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jun 13

Q370: Personal pet peeve, but if you spend 50 words in a query describing your character as unremarkable, I’m NEVER going to want to read more about them, Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · Jun 13

Q369: MG. Too vague, and no metadata. Pass. #500queries

Jessica Sinsheimer @jsinsheim · Jun 13

We have a brand new #TenQueries episode today with @bookishchick! Kelly discusses how she decides when to say yes, when to say no--how rare it is for someone to get her name right--and why a query doesn't have to be perfect to get a request. Listen here: manuscriptacademy.com/ourpodcast/

Laura Zats @LZats · Jun 13

Q368: Straightforward, simple contemporary romance query. Just a hint of personality and clear stakes. Request. #500queries