Kim Lionetti


Literary agent of adult and young adult fiction, looking for #ownvoices . Autism mom. British period drama addict. Gosling aficionado. Penn State alum.

New Jersey

BookEnds Literary Agency

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · 26 Jun 2018

The elements that pushed me to request these 5 were: setting, magical realism element, pop culture references that resonated with me. #querytip #amagenting

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · 21 Jun 2018

#querystats Of the 26 queries I rejected about...
30% were because querier didn't understand their audience/genre
30% were because I didn't see enough story/plot
20% were because the idea didn't sound marketable
20% were because didn't feel different enough #amagenting #querytip

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · 3 Jun 2018

#QueryTip: Many queries I'm seeing spend lots of time highlighting how the book fits themes on my #MSWL. Great! BUT I also need to see you have a strong plot, or it's a reject for me. Those themes are at the top of my wishlist, but only when attached to a great story. #amagenting

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · 12 Jul 2017

#querytip The #DIS #disability #DV subs I'm receiving are nailing authenticity & voice, but focusing on the condition at expense of plot 1/3

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · 30 Sep 2015

#querytip That's backstory (hopefully). Focus on what happens after breakup. That's what will make your book different from other 75%. 2/2

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · 30 Sep 2015

#querytip 75% of womens fic queries I receive start off w/ hubby cheats, they divorce, wife rediscovers/empowers herself. It's tired. 1/2

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · 31 Aug 2015

Titles: I won't reject based on a bad title, but sometimes I'll request from a so-so query based on a really good, intriguing one. #querytip

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · 7 Jul 2015

Don't generalize characters'"dangerous encounters", life-changing events" & "shocking tragedies." Be specific. That's the meat. #querytip

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · 3 Jul 2015

Don't use bulleted points in your query or divide your blurb into parts (even if your book has parts.) #querytip

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · 27 Jul 2014

New trend I'm noticing in queries: bulleted/numbered lists to describe plot points. I don't like it. #newpetpeeve #querytip