Annie Hwang | Closed To Queries & On Hiatus

Literary Agent

Ayesha Pande Literary

literary agent @agent_ayesha , food enthusiast, outdoor runner, sunshine hoarder. Taiwanese American from the 626.

Annie Hwang | closed to queries & on hiatus
@AnnieAHwang
Literary Agent
literary agent @agent_ayesha , food enthusiast, outdoor runner, sunshine hoarder. Taiwanese American from the 626.
22 MSWL
17 Tips

Premise ≠ Plot ≠ Stakes, but you do need all three & each element needs to be clearly conveyed when you're talking about your book. #querytip

Annie Hwang | closed to queries & on hiatus
@AnnieAHwang
Literary Agent
literary agent @agent_ayesha , food enthusiast, outdoor runner, sunshine hoarder. Taiwanese American from the 626.
22 MSWL
17 Tips

Voice is the thing that reveals itself when you are no longer self-conscious about the fact that you are writing--also happens to be what I look for before all else in queries #writingtip #querytip

Annie Hwang | closed to queries & on hiatus
@AnnieAHwang
Literary Agent
literary agent @agent_ayesha , food enthusiast, outdoor runner, sunshine hoarder. Taiwanese American from the 626.
22 MSWL
17 Tips

Let's just take a moment to remember that if it's fewer than 60K words, it's not a novel...#querytip

Annie Hwang | closed to queries & on hiatus
@AnnieAHwang
Literary Agent
literary agent @agent_ayesha , food enthusiast, outdoor runner, sunshine hoarder. Taiwanese American from the 626.
22 MSWL
17 Tips

When I encourage writers to query me and reiterate my query guidelines (send w/ first 10 pgs)--that's not a "request" for pages. #querytip

Annie Hwang | closed to queries & on hiatus
@AnnieAHwang
Literary Agent
literary agent @agent_ayesha , food enthusiast, outdoor runner, sunshine hoarder. Taiwanese American from the 626.
22 MSWL
17 Tips

I used to love my bio. Now I'm just tired of re-reading the bits of it that keep getting quoted back to me in queries #querytip

Annie Hwang | closed to queries & on hiatus
@AnnieAHwang
Literary Agent
literary agent @agent_ayesha , food enthusiast, outdoor runner, sunshine hoarder. Taiwanese American from the 626.
22 MSWL
17 Tips

An oldie, but a goodie: bit.ly/1lGryY4. How to be the kind of writer an agent will want to rep #tiptuesday #querytip

Annie Hwang | closed to queries & on hiatus
@AnnieAHwang
Literary Agent
literary agent @agent_ayesha , food enthusiast, outdoor runner, sunshine hoarder. Taiwanese American from the 626.
22 MSWL
17 Tips

Anatomy of a good query--bonus points if I can get all of this w/o having to scroll down huff.to/1pEVwfT #TipTuesday #querytip

Annie Hwang | closed to queries & on hiatus
@AnnieAHwang
Literary Agent
literary agent @agent_ayesha , food enthusiast, outdoor runner, sunshine hoarder. Taiwanese American from the 626.
22 MSWL
17 Tips

Notes from the slush pile: Clarity over detail--always, always, always #TipTuesday #querytip

Annie Hwang | closed to queries & on hiatus
@AnnieAHwang
Literary Agent
literary agent @agent_ayesha , food enthusiast, outdoor runner, sunshine hoarder. Taiwanese American from the 626.
22 MSWL
17 Tips

Let's all just take a moment to remember that a link to your self-published title does not a query submission make #querytip #querydont

Annie Hwang | closed to queries & on hiatus
@AnnieAHwang
Literary Agent
literary agent @agent_ayesha , food enthusiast, outdoor runner, sunshine hoarder. Taiwanese American from the 626.
22 MSWL
17 Tips

Not gonna lie: If your opening pages feature the protagonist waking up, I usually hit the #snooze button #writingtips #querytip

Annie Hwang | closed to queries & on hiatus
@AnnieAHwang
Literary Agent
literary agent @agent_ayesha , food enthusiast, outdoor runner, sunshine hoarder. Taiwanese American from the 626.
22 MSWL
17 Tips

"Recently completed" is a red flag--all it tells me is that you haven't spent enough time revising before sending out your project #querytip

Annie Hwang | closed to queries & on hiatus
@AnnieAHwang
Literary Agent
literary agent @agent_ayesha , food enthusiast, outdoor runner, sunshine hoarder. Taiwanese American from the 626.
22 MSWL
17 Tips

Make your #query instantly stronger: Avoid starting your pitch with "The book opens with..." Start with your protagonist instead. #querytip

Annie Hwang | closed to queries & on hiatus
@AnnieAHwang
Literary Agent
literary agent @agent_ayesha , food enthusiast, outdoor runner, sunshine hoarder. Taiwanese American from the 626.
22 MSWL
17 Tips
Annie Hwang | closed to queries & on hiatus
@AnnieAHwang
Literary Agent
literary agent @agent_ayesha , food enthusiast, outdoor runner, sunshine hoarder. Taiwanese American from the 626.
22 MSWL
17 Tips
Annie Hwang | closed to queries & on hiatus
@AnnieAHwang
Literary Agent
literary agent @agent_ayesha , food enthusiast, outdoor runner, sunshine hoarder. Taiwanese American from the 626.
22 MSWL
17 Tips

Notes from the slush pile: Please don't just send me an attachment. I can promise that it won't be opened. If I want it, I'll ask #querytip

Annie Hwang | closed to queries & on hiatus
@AnnieAHwang
Literary Agent
literary agent @agent_ayesha , food enthusiast, outdoor runner, sunshine hoarder. Taiwanese American from the 626.
22 MSWL
17 Tips

Notes from the #slushpile: I wanna know what the inciting incident is before you tell me about the themes your novel touches upon #querytip

Annie Hwang | closed to queries & on hiatus
@AnnieAHwang
Literary Agent
literary agent @agent_ayesha , food enthusiast, outdoor runner, sunshine hoarder. Taiwanese American from the 626.
22 MSWL
17 Tips