Emily Gerren @EmilyGerren@Campbele_E @rainforestgardn Following twitters seconded, it's how I heard about my current internship! :) #bookendschat
K. L. Hallam 🏳️🌈 @love8rockets@AgentJessicaA Do you share queries? Or is a no from one, a no from the agency? My apologies if you've answered this already.
We sometimes share, but if you get a no from one of us, you can query another agent. #bookendschat
Jessica Alvarez @AgentJessicaA@literal_janelle Contests and mags don’t matter to me. Full-length fiction credits might be an advantage or disadvantage. #bookendschat
Maybe I’m the only one who doesn’t take them into account. #bookendschat
Janelle Ambrose @literal_janelle#bookendschat Is it an advantage to have a publishing history (ie. competitions, lit mags) when querying?
Contests and mags don’t matter to me. Full-length fiction credits might be an advantage or disadvantage. #bookendschat
Claudie Wilson @cawilsonaz#bookendschat If you request partial/full, does the convo move to email to create a thread or stay on Query Manager?
In theory, stays on QueryManager. Sometimes it doesn’t, though. #BookEndsChat
M. Tinguely 🌋 @MaritTing#BookEndsChat Are there rules for romance sub genres? For ex: what tips the scales from contemporary to erotica ?
I wouldn’t say there are “rules”, exactly, but some things naturally fit in one subgenre and some straddle the line #bookendschat
Rachel Woe @storyofwoeSo much great info! Do you prefer standalone romances or ones with series potential? #BookEndsChat
I like those with series potential, but I won’t turn something down because it’s a standalone. #bookendschat
Taylor Hobbs @tayhobbit#BookEndsChat how many debut authors does the agency usually take on per year?
It really varies. I don’t know the answer to that. I think I personally took on 2 debuts this year (and sold both). #bookendschat
Elissa Dickey @ElissaDickey#BookEndsChat If a manuscript you've seen has been revised substantially, are you open to an author querying again? Thanks!
You can always query, but I might ask to see something new instead. #bookendschat
Justine Elias @j_elias_writesAny thoughts/tips on what you look for in a synopsis? It's always my Everest. #bookendschat
There’s too much to put in 140 characters. I want to see voice and major plot points. #bookendschat
Lisa Katzenberger @FictionCity#BookEndsChat If you've passed on a PB submission, but offered to see more in the future, when is it approprite to submit something new?
Take time to absorb any criticism and apply it. In other words—don’t send something new an hour after a rejection #bookendschat
Janelle Ambrose @literal_janelle#bookendschat Is it true that a long wait after submitting a full MS to an agent usually means a long goodbye is in the offing?
not necessarily. Sometimes we take a long time but end up offering. #bookendschat
Stephanie "Rebel Scum" Cranford @StephCranford#BookEndsChat How exciting do you want a query to be? Is there a level where it's misrepresenting the novel itself?
I want a query to accurately reflect the book. There needs to be something to catch my interest. #bookendschat
Steve Asbell @rainforestgardnHow involved is BookEnds on the editorial/career side of things? #BookEndsChat
Very! Several of us are former editors. We all edit a lot. And it’s always about a career, not just one book. #bookendschat