Alexandra Levick

@AllieLevick

Junior Agent at Writers House Literary Agency. I believe in books. Always learning. Opinions are my own. She/Her.

NYC

Writers House

Alexandra Levick @AllieLevick · Jul 10

Please be sure to include your age category AND your genre in your query letter.

#querytip #amquerying #querytrenches

Alexandra Levick @AllieLevick · Jun 14

It's not a great look to speak poorly of the books you're comping to in your query letter.
#querytip #amquerying

Alexandra Levick @AllieLevick · Mar 6

Please, please. Follow the query guidelines. And a reminder, you may NOT query more than one agent within Writers House at a time! #amquerying #querytrenches #querytip

Alexandra Levick @AllieLevick · Jan 24

Often when authors pitch books they tiptoe around the plot. They’ll lead with themes and why this book is important but don’t actually discuss the protagonist or their journey. Getting me invested in a particular character is almost always my best entry point. #querytip

Alexandra Levick @AllieLevick · Jan 2

First #querytip of 2019! Word count is much more helpful to provide in a query letter than page count. (Think about it, depending on the font, size, spacing, etc. the same number of words could take up a range of page lengths.)

Alexandra Levick @AllieLevick · 20 Dec 2018

#Querytip I would suggest adding your title to the subject line of your query email. (Ex: Query for TITLE) Sometimes a title catches my eye and I'll read it immediately! #amquerying #querytrenches

Alexandra Levick @AllieLevick · 17 Dec 2018

It can be very disorienting to read a #query that makes no mention of its genre. Not only does genre help me think critically about how this project will fit in the market, it tells me that you are also aware of where this project sits on the shelf. #amquerying #querytip

Alexandra Levick @AllieLevick · 16 Dec 2018

I’m working through #queries today and have noticed a number of people comping to Harry Potter, Twilight, etc. Gentle reminder that it is almost never a good idea to comp to a franchise of this size. Too often, this feels like an uninformed choice. #querytip #querytrenches

Alexandra Levick @AllieLevick · 30 Nov 2018

🚨#querytip make sure to include your NAME and your TITLE! I find that roughly 1/30 queries is missing one or the other! I personally don't like to assume someone's name based only on their email handle and very much like to personalize my rejections. #amquerying #querytrenches

Alexandra Levick @AllieLevick · 12 Nov 2018

If you accept an offer of representation, please email the other agents you queried to remove your manuscript from consideration. #querytip #amquerying

Alexandra Levick @AllieLevick · 8 Mar 2018

I didn't think I would *ever* need to say this, but please don't insult the agent you're querying for representation...
#amquerying #querytrenches #querytip

Alexandra Levick @AllieLevick · 23 Feb 2018

Just a friendly reminder that it’s helpful to include your name and the title of your work in your #query. #querytip

Alexandra Levick @AllieLevick · 15 Oct 2017

If you’re looking to learn more about #picturebooks @literaticat’s podcast this week is particularly great!#querytip itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/lit…

Alexandra Levick @AllieLevick · 17 Apr 2017

Make sure your #query makes sense to people who don't intimately know your story. #querytip #amquerying

Alexandra Levick @AllieLevick · 18 Aug 2016

You should only be #querying one agent per agency. Yes, we do figure it out if you query more than one. #querytip #amquerying

Alexandra Levick @AllieLevick · 19 Apr 2016

Reminder: you should NOT be #querying multiple agents at the same agency. #querytip #amquerying #amediting

Alexandra Levick @AllieLevick · 30 Sep 2015

Always, always, always be respectful of an agent's time. They truly do not have enough of it. #querytip #amediting #amwriting