Amy Stapp

Literary Agent

Wolfson Literary

Obsessed with books, travel, and all things French; aspiring turophile and lover of champagne. Agent with @WolfsonLiterary IG: amystappny

Amy Stapp
@AmyStappNY
Literary Agent
Obsessed with books, travel, and all things French; aspiring turophile and lover of champagne. Agent with @WolfsonLiterary IG: amystappny
26 MSWL
7 Tips

Subject Line: β€œWhat more do you need to know to merit publishing my book?!” 😐
Gentlemen, please do better. I know you can. #querytip #commonpolitenesstip

Amy Stapp
@AmyStappNY
Literary Agent
Obsessed with books, travel, and all things French; aspiring turophile and lover of champagne. Agent with @WolfsonLiterary IG: amystappny
26 MSWL
7 Tips

#querytip Listing 3+ genres or suggesting your book cannot be defined by a single genre shows either 1) inexperience, or 2) unfamiliarity with the market (or truthfully sometimes 3 plain old arrogance πŸ˜‚)... Better way to convey your intent = The Almighty Comp Title πŸ™Œ

Amy Stapp
@AmyStappNY
Literary Agent
Obsessed with books, travel, and all things French; aspiring turophile and lover of champagne. Agent with @WolfsonLiterary IG: amystappny
26 MSWL
7 Tips

If you receive an offer of rep (yay!), please send notice in a new email (without "query" in the subject line) πŸ“š #querytip

Amy Stapp
@AmyStappNY
Literary Agent
Obsessed with books, travel, and all things French; aspiring turophile and lover of champagne. Agent with @WolfsonLiterary IG: amystappny
26 MSWL
7 Tips

A lot of smart pitching tips here applicable for writers currently querying. #querytip
If You Confuse People, You Lose People: 4 Steps To Simplify Any Message youtu.be/kTniFgHlNAs

Amy Stapp
@AmyStappNY
Literary Agent
Obsessed with books, travel, and all things French; aspiring turophile and lover of champagne. Agent with @WolfsonLiterary IG: amystappny
26 MSWL
7 Tips

Dearest New Writers, it is with great love and best wishes for you that I strongly suggest some hesitation before adding "bestselling, award-winning" and other such super-duper-extra-fabulous (ahem, truth-stretching) superlatives to your bio. #querytip #authortip

Amy Stapp
@AmyStappNY
Literary Agent
Obsessed with books, travel, and all things French; aspiring turophile and lover of champagne. Agent with @WolfsonLiterary IG: amystappny
26 MSWL
7 Tips

Hey folks in the query trenches: Not sure everyone does, but I *always* click on any links you include in your query letter so I can get to know you better (so be sure you want me reading what I find there!!) πŸ˜„πŸ˜‰ #querytip