Laura Crockett @LECrockett · Oct 24

Q10: WF/Chick lit. I literally laughed out loud reading the query, and the writing sample continued the humorous, hot-mess-just-keep-swimming voice beloved in romcoms. Pitch has something unique to add to the chick lit table! Partial! #tenqueries #querywin

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · Oct 24

Q7: WF. Taps into all of my favorite aspects of WF as well as my MSWLs. Clearly did their research. Query reads like a book jacket, with hook and character. Writing in sample is polished. Partial! #querywin #tenqueries

Laura Crockett @LECrockett · Oct 24

Q3: HF / F. Dual POV with polar opposite MCs, each with clashing ideologies and values. Their predicament is truly a tough one. Sample writing shows distinctly different and sympathetic voices. Partial! #tenqueries #querywin

Samantha Wekstein @SWekstein · Oct 19

Q10: YA Rom Com w/inspirational sports plot, theatre, and a huge family component. Yes, please!! Request. #tenqueries

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · Oct 2

Q7: YA Fantasy where I really like the concept, the synopsis gives me a good idea of the overall structure of the book and I'm not seeing a lot of red flags. The writing is also pretty solid and I definitely think it's worth seeing a little more.

Request! #tenqueries

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 #FBPE @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