Alec Shane @alecdshane · Aug 10

Q5: This author read that I love massive, slobbering dogs, and opened with a line about one of my clients. Good for her for doing her research, and her query was well-written, as were her opening pages. Will request. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett ☕️ @LECrockett · Jul 2

#tenqueries Q10: HF. Writer appeared to do their research because it was practically click-bait for me, with great comps and awesome premise. The writing was so well-written in the sample, I needed more! Researching an agent's preferences always helps! Partial. #querywin

Laura Crockett ☕️ @LECrockett · Jul 2

#tenqueries Q6: YA F. With the opening lines of the query the writer captured my attention––super unique premise, weird job, kinda gross but fascinating––and the writing in the sample was excellent! Partial. #querywin

Laura Crockett ☕️ @LECrockett · Jul 2

#tenqueries Q4: YA F. Super interesting and unique gender-flipped lesser-known folk tale. Captivating opening scene that immersed me in the world w/o info-dumping. Partial. #querywin

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · May 30

Q7: YA Sci-Fi. I'm usually more cautious about stories set in space, but this has a great summary w/ a clear set up of the protagonist's motives and conflict. Request. #tenqueries

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · May 30

Q3: YA RomCom. A dash of adventure, romance, fun, and with a great voice. Request. #tenqueries

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · May 25

Q6: YA Urban Fantasy. Not sure I'm 100% sold on the plot, but the letter is very well written and it has an original concept. Request. #tenqueries

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · May 25

Q1: MG Adventure. Has a lot of very charming elements. Unclear if historical or contemporary, but still, request! #tenqueries

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · May 17

Query #10: Literary fiction with a hooky, twisty family plot set in the Midwest; it's not explicitly comped, but this reminds me a lot of My Absolute Darling and Educated. Request.

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes @genevievejude · May 17

Query #3: I waffle -- literary women's fiction (PERFECT), but it sounds extremely sad/serious, whereas the author's (great) credentials are all in comedy. Still, a comp title is one of Amy's faves (Where'd You Go, Bernadette), and I like the voice in the query. Request.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · May 5

#tenqueries 8: MG Historical Fantasy: This query intrigued me because of its historical setting and its brave, outgoing protagonist. I found myself curious about what she might get into, and loved her immediately apparent compassion. Request.

Kate Nash @katenashagent · May 4

Q3 Psychological thriller. Opening chapter doesn't work but there is promise so I need to see more. Full request. #tenqueries

Laura Crockett ☕️ @LECrockett · Apr 27

Q10: F. Unique fantasy spin on actual historical events, tight and snappy query, beautiful writing in the sample, answers a call on my MSWL. Partial. #tenqueries #querywin

Laura Crockett ☕️ @LECrockett · Apr 27

Q7: YA Contemp. The second it popped in my inbox I knew I had to have it. Great voice, speaks to my MSWL, premise that's both unique and commercial. Partial. #tenqueries #querywin

Laura Crockett ☕️ @LECrockett · Apr 27

Q4: YA F. A legend retelling with a unique twist. Premise and comp titles line up nicely, and the sample writing solid. Partial. #tenqueries #querywin

Adria Goetz @adriamgoetz · Apr 24

Q5. PB. The premise of this specific manuscript doesn't seem super salable, but the writing itself is so strong and I know most PB writers typically have TONS of other manuscripts available, so I’m going to request to take a look at some of this writer's other work!

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 20

#tenqueries 6: YA Dark Fantasy. The concept of this story feels fresh and enticing, which can help it stand out in a pretty crowded YA fantasy market. I’m interested in taking a closer look at the manuscript. Request.

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 17

#tenqueries 7: YA Social Thriller. This story hints at a bit of drama, a bit of mystery, and a bit of danger within its pages. I also found the voice to be smart and accessible, with quick pacing. I’m interested to see what secrets are here. Request.

Kara Leigh Miller @KaraLeighMille1 · Apr 12

Q6: Adult RS. Solid query. Sub guidelines followed (YAY!) Clear faith elements (double YAY!) Writing is good and engaging w/ a unique setting. FULL REQUEST :-) #tenqueries

Peter Knapp @petejknapp · Apr 10

#tenqueries 8: MG Contemporary. This pitch feels adventurous as it pushes boundaries to ensnare the reader in young love, secrets, and life in a small town. The first pages are good, and I’m intrigued enough to want to read more. Request.