Donald Maass Literary Agency
Literary Agent @MaassLitAgency . Author. SCREAMS FROM THE VOID out now. Opinions & sarcasm my own.
If you've queried me, I don't need to know if someone else has requested a full. I only need to know if they've requested to represent you. #querytip #amquerying #amwriting #WritingCommunity
Today's #querytip is to include your name in your email.
In today's #querytip I'm going to suggest you always explain what the plot complication is.
Ex of what NOT to do: 10 year old Jane and her dog, Spot, are on an adventure to save her father from a colony of gigantic Fire Ants, but things gets complicated!
Send agents 1 pitch at a time. Pick your strongest manuscript.
But also, list all your other books in the query too. Ex. "I also have a completed adult SF space opera & a horror available upon request."
I actually SIGNED A CLIENT on one of the OTHER books he listed.
Dear #querying #writercommunity -
I heartily suggest you research each agent you query off their agency website and follow their specifications vs. tweeting a pitch at them and asking if they'd like to read your book.