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Laura Crockett ❄️ @LECrockett · 2w

Q19: Query sent before the project was finished. Finish writing, receive feedback, edit, polish, and then query! Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett ❄️ @LECrockett · 2w

Q18: A HF. Bizarre phrasing and very comma-happy. Not quite sure what I was reading...? Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett ❄️ @LECrockett · 2w

Q17: A HF. Lots of links and pontificating, not much about the project, did not follow submission guidelines. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett ❄️ @LECrockett · 2w

Q16: Query sent after writer already received offer of rep from another, followed by "I'd prefer you," w me&others BBC'd. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett ❄️ @LECrockett · 2w

Q14: YA Contemp. Very solid query (hook, voice, comp titles), but the dialogue in the writing lacked authenticity. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett ❄️ @LECrockett · 2w

Q13: Manuscript was written and completed a month ago. Um...it's not ready yet. Get some feedback and edits! Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett ❄️ @LECrockett · 2w

Q12: A Literary. All about the author, nothing about the manuscript. Did not follow guidelines. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett ❄️ @LECrockett · 2w

Q11: PB. Obviously submitted to more than one agent in the email, + attachment + the email talked about author, no query. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett ❄️ @LECrockett · 2w

Q10: A Contemp. Premise was intriguing, but writing sample was more telling than showing. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett ❄️ @LECrockett · 2w

Q8: YA contemp. 5 paragraphs about the author, 2 sentences on the project. Writing needs some critique partner feedback. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett ❄️ @LECrockett · 2w

Q7: Submitted four different novels in the span of an hour. Very "here you go" in query style. All pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett ❄️ @LECrockett · 2w

Q6: Nonfic. Multiple submission with links and attachments. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett ❄️ @LECrockett · 2w

Q5: A/YA/MG (?) Fantasy. Comp titles all over. Animal POV. I'm really not the agent to go to if you have animal MCs. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett ❄️ @LECrockett · 2w

Q3: YA Fantasy. Change the names/location of DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE and that was this. Any way to make this unique? Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett ❄️ @LECrockett · 2w

Q2: A HF. The premise was okay, and the writing so-so, but this era and topic is (VERY unfortunately) not sellable. Pass. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett ❄️ @LECrockett · 2w

Q1: YA Fantasy. Chosen One & Superhero theme, mysterious abilities @ 16. Writing style/voice for MG. Needs to stand out! Pass. #tenqueries

Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 2w

Q10 Fant Rom: Info dump with clunky writing. Pass. #tenqueries

Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 2w

Q9 Fant: So much unnecessary swearing that it is unreadable. Pass. #tenqueries

Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 2w

Q8 Rom: Characters uninteresting partly due to no flaws at all. Pass. #tenqueries

Eric Ruben @TheEricRuben · 2w

Q7 Fant: Too much tell. Character descriptions done in a way that slows everything down. Pass. #tenqueries