Thao Le

Literary Agent

Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

Literary Agent: PB, MG, YA, Graphic Novels, Sci-Fi/Fantasy & select Rom. Icon by @porkironandwine Query: QueryMe.Online/thaole (no email/dm submissions)

Thao Le
@AgentThao
Literary Agent
Literary Agent: PB, MG, YA, Graphic Novels, Sci-Fi/Fantasy & select Rom. Icon by @porkironandwine Query: QueryMe.Online/thaole (no email/dm submissions)
272 MSWL
15 AskAgent
22 Tips

#QueryTip A good concept can get you full requests from agents. But I caution against sending things before they're ready. Often I love a premise, but the writing was still rough and needed work. That meant passing. And as many know, it's hard to get back that first impression.

Thao Le
@AgentThao
Literary Agent
Literary Agent: PB, MG, YA, Graphic Novels, Sci-Fi/Fantasy & select Rom. Icon by @porkironandwine Query: QueryMe.Online/thaole (no email/dm submissions)
272 MSWL
15 AskAgent
22 Tips

Am now reopen to queries! You can submit via QueryMe.Online/thaole. Do check out my MSWL to see what I'm looking for. #amquerying #amwriting #querytip #querystatus

Thao Le
@AgentThao
Literary Agent
Literary Agent: PB, MG, YA, Graphic Novels, Sci-Fi/Fantasy & select Rom. Icon by @porkironandwine Query: QueryMe.Online/thaole (no email/dm submissions)
272 MSWL
15 AskAgent
22 Tips
Thao Le
@AgentThao
Literary Agent
Literary Agent: PB, MG, YA, Graphic Novels, Sci-Fi/Fantasy & select Rom. Icon by @porkironandwine Query: QueryMe.Online/thaole (no email/dm submissions)
272 MSWL
15 AskAgent
22 Tips

#Querytip It's not impressive that you have worked on this ms for the last 12 years. It makes me think you don't have any other new ideas.

Thao Le
@AgentThao
Literary Agent
Literary Agent: PB, MG, YA, Graphic Novels, Sci-Fi/Fantasy & select Rom. Icon by @porkironandwine Query: QueryMe.Online/thaole (no email/dm submissions)
272 MSWL
15 AskAgent
22 Tips
Thao Le
@AgentThao
Literary Agent
Literary Agent: PB, MG, YA, Graphic Novels, Sci-Fi/Fantasy & select Rom. Icon by @porkironandwine Query: QueryMe.Online/thaole (no email/dm submissions)
272 MSWL
15 AskAgent
22 Tips

Writers, please keep track of the agents you've queried and their responses somehow (i.e. via spreadsheet/log) #querytip #pubtip (1/2)

Thao Le
@AgentThao
Literary Agent
Literary Agent: PB, MG, YA, Graphic Novels, Sci-Fi/Fantasy & select Rom. Icon by @porkironandwine Query: QueryMe.Online/thaole (no email/dm submissions)
272 MSWL
15 AskAgent
22 Tips

QUERY WIDELY! You want multiple agents to request your full/partial. #querytip #pubtip

Thao Le
@AgentThao
Literary Agent
Literary Agent: PB, MG, YA, Graphic Novels, Sci-Fi/Fantasy & select Rom. Icon by @porkironandwine Query: QueryMe.Online/thaole (no email/dm submissions)
272 MSWL
15 AskAgent
22 Tips

Writers, don't give exclusivity when querying. It doesn't endear your query to the agent any more than if you queried normally. #querytip

Thao Le
@AgentThao
Literary Agent
Literary Agent: PB, MG, YA, Graphic Novels, Sci-Fi/Fantasy & select Rom. Icon by @porkironandwine Query: QueryMe.Online/thaole (no email/dm submissions)
272 MSWL
15 AskAgent
22 Tips

Cut out the small talk in your queries. I don't need you to wish me a pleasant day. Just write a good story and show it. #querytip

Thao Le
@AgentThao
Literary Agent
Literary Agent: PB, MG, YA, Graphic Novels, Sci-Fi/Fantasy & select Rom. Icon by @porkironandwine Query: QueryMe.Online/thaole (no email/dm submissions)
272 MSWL
15 AskAgent
22 Tips

Eliminate phrases like "I realize that you're quite busy, so I'll try to be brief." If you alrdy know I'm busy, just get to the pt #querytip

Thao Le
@AgentThao
Literary Agent
Literary Agent: PB, MG, YA, Graphic Novels, Sci-Fi/Fantasy & select Rom. Icon by @porkironandwine Query: QueryMe.Online/thaole (no email/dm submissions)
272 MSWL
15 AskAgent
22 Tips

I usually read queries in the order I recv them, but if you have a great title in your subject I will be tempted to read it first #querytip