Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 5d

Q9: SF. Spent more time defending 3rd person POV than on pitching the project. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 5d

Q8: "Mystery set in X. Characters try to solve mystery." TIP: A query is like a book jacket. Show me why I should read it. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 5d

Q7: Chick lit. Overuse of italics and capitalized words in query and sample. Like exclamation points, use sparingly. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 5d

Q6: HF. 200K. Male comes of age due to an affair (or two...potentially three). Not for me at all. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 5d

Q4: WF. Graphic domestic violence. This screams TRIGGER WARNING for me, and therefore I must pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 5d

Q3: YA Contemp. Sample contained unrealistic dialogue. Listen to how your target audience speaks to others. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 5d

Q2: Fantasy. Pitched the tone of a series, w/o any MC to follow. TIP: Pitch 1 book, w a cast/MC, & "series potential." Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 5d

Q1: YA Fantasy. Baby boy loses mother. Fast forward. At 16 he gains magical powers. How will this stand out/be unique? Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 5d

Q10: Loads of art & manuscript attachments, a plea to be published, no query actually stating what the project is about. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 5d

Q9: Queried b4 (that's ok!), presented a new ms w/in the old subj line (ehh), pasted the 1st 10 pgs with no query (no). Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 5d

Q8: Nonfiction, humor. I am not the agent to pitch to at TriadaUS with nf projects. Please see submission guidelines. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 5d

Q7: Anthology, literary fiction, AND fantasy projects all pitched at once. Pass pass pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 5d

Q6: An organization tried to "stop this book" but I should rep it anyway and make millions. Yet, no info about book! Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 5d

Q5: HF. Niche and difficult to sell. Did not follow submission guidelines. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 5d

Q4: Was sent the same query 4 times in the span of a day, all forwarded, all "Dear Agent." Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 5d

Q3: No query, just a request to publish it, followed by a PDF attachment of the whole manuscript. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 5d

Q2: Paragraphs of pompous posturing got in the way of sharing the pitch for the project. Pass. #tenqueries (hi unintentional alliteration)

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · 5d

Q1: Re-query on a project I passed, informing me of an offer of publication they'd like an agent to review. Nope. Pass. #tenqueries

Jordy Albert ♻️🌎☮️ @bluedragonfly81 · 1w

Q10: ya sci-fi. Third person present, then switches to first, very awkward to read. Pass #tenqueries

Jordy Albert ♻️🌎☮️ @bluedragonfly81 · 1w

Q9: fantasy. Lots of exposition, but I don't think it helps character, or advance the story. Pass. #tenqueries