Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 3d

Q10 SciFi: Fair writing but opening is lackluster and contains glaring grammar mistake. Pass. #tenqueries

Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 3d

Q9 Humor: Advises still editing at time of query!? 185K words?!?! Pass. #tenqueries

Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 3d

Q8 Lit Fic: Info dump unrealistic dialogue. Pass. #tenqueries

Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 4d

Q7 Mil Thrill: 160K is way too long. Needs massive edit. Pass. #tenqueries

Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 4d

Q6 YA Sci Fi: There’s already a series just like this. Pass. #tenqueries

Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 4d

Q4 YA: There’s already an award winning series based on this premise. Pass. #tenqueries

Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 4d

Q3 Rom: Too much unpleasant bodily function too soon. Pass. #tenqueries

Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 4d

Q2 YA: Not bad but so many spelling and grammar mistakes. Pass. #tenqueries

Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 4d

Q1 Rom Thrill: Depressing, bloody and 119K words which is too long. Pass. #tenqueries

Margaret Bail @MKDB · 4d

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

Margaret Bail @MKDB · 4d

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

Margaret Bail @MKDB · 4d

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 · 4d

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

Margaret Bail @MKDB · 4d

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

Margaret Bail @MKDB · 4d

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 · 4d

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

Margaret Bail @MKDB · 4d

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

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 1w

Q10: WF. Interesting relationship tensions in the query, but the writing in sample shows the work needs more TLC. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 1w

Q9: NF (do not represent). Did not follow submission guidelines, either. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 1w

Q7: HF. Explained more about the era than the premise/plot/story. What will make a reader pick up this book? Entice me! Pass. #tenqueries