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Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 5d

The rest: offer, auction, sale, rejection is up to the publishing gods, the editors. #agentlife #TeamTriada 😎

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 5d

If I cannot come up with at least ten, I won't sign the client to begin with. So now I go to my mental list of editors and query. #agentlife

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 5d

When I read the manuscript originally, I visualized at least ten editors who would potentially love this project. #agentlife

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 5d

Sometimes I run it by a colleague, sometimes I don't. It depends on how insecure I am about my phrasing. #agentlife

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 5d

Once I 'm 100% sure that I cannot improve the manuscript any further, I put together a query letter. #agentlife

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 5d

It's Day 5 of what happens when I sign a new client. Today's topic: Submission Time. #querywin #agentlife

Laura Zats @LZats · 6d

Q30: YA fantasy. Epic in scale, but unmemorable. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · 6d

Q29: MG 3x the acceptable length. Pass! #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · 6d

Q27: F. Drops too name terms, which speaks to clumsy worldbuilding. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · 6d

Q26: Romance. Good idea, but the query was clumsily written, which turned me off. Pass. #500queries

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 6d

Once that is all done, the client returns to their manuscript and gets it back to me when they think it's perfect. #agentlife #querywin

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 6d

I prefer a long long long phone call. That way, the client and I can exchange thoughts directly. #agentlife #querywin

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 6d

I once gave detailed comments on a manuscript, and the writer went to a different agent using my changes. #neveragain #agentlife ##querywin

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 6d

That allows the potential client to figure out if they want to sign w/ me or not. However,I keep my comments general.#agentlife ##querywin

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 6d

During the initial call, I will let the potential client know whether I think my edits will be significant or not. #agentlife ##querywin

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · 6d

It's Day 4 of what happens when I sign a new client. Today's topic: It's Editing Time. #querywin #agentlife

Laura Zats @LZats · 1w

Q25: If I never see another Peter Pan or King Arthur retelling, it would be too soon. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · 1w

Q24: C YA. I was into the idea UNTIL the query dropped a super racist line. Pass. #500queries

Laura Zats @LZats · 1w

Q23: Super un-memorable bizarro fiction. Pass #500queries