Britt Siess

Literary Agent

Britt Siess Creative Management

Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips
Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips

✨ Gray Aleksi ✨ @Alakotila

@BrittSiess Hi Britt!

I've heard that summaries or outlines should contain all story beats including the ending, and not just a hook or teaser. I wanted to make sure that's true?

Do you see the adult market picking up? I love YA too, but I would like to write older characters.
Replying to @Alakotila

I can't speak for others (I know some agents DON'T want the ending) but I prefer all the story beats and the ending. I think it's up to you if the agency site doesn't specify. I think eventually we'll see the Adult market pick up, but I can't say when (if I could, I'd be rich).

Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips
Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips
Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips

elidasaur @elidasaur

@BrittSiess Hi Britt, What's your ideal pitch packet, format...?
Replying to @elidasaur

I'd love to have the full synopsis, character art, and author bio. And of course, sample pages!

Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips

Ann C. Orlandi (Carrie Ann) @Writer_Carrie

@BrittSiess can I ask a followup for YA mswls? :)
Replying to @Writer_Carrie

I'm particularly interested in seeing YA graphic memoirs! I'd really love to see something, maybe historical, exploring a particular moment or intense situation in a creator's life where we feel so drawn in we're part of the experience.

Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips
Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips

Ann C. Orlandi (Carrie Ann) @Writer_Carrie

@BrittSiess what are some stories or themes that are on your manuscript wishlist for gns? #askagent
Replying to @Writer_Carrie

I would LOVE to see more contemporary MG OGNs in my inbox that explore themes of identity, coming into your own, and dealing with new situations.

Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips
Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips
Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips
Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips

momojiji @momojiji_radar

@BrittSiess Are there stories (with style/tone/approach) that better suit what traditional publishing is looking for, compared to online publishing platforms? If so, how do we make the distinction before we query?
Replying to @momojiji_radar

Hmmm. I'm hesitant to paint with broad brushstrokes here. In my opinion, it depends on the age range for traditional publishing, which I feel is looking for commercial, yet relatable, authentic stories. I'd look at what someone typically reps/pubs to see if your story fits.

Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips

Ashley @TheArtfulAshley

@BrittSiess For someone who doesn't have an agent and has never had a publishing deal before, what are some important things to look out for?
Replying to @TheArtfulAshley

I suggest getting an agent to negotiate a publishing deal. I can't list everything to look out for in a tweet, unfortunately. Off the top of my head, reversion of rights, schedule and payout, deliverables, royalties and sub rights.

Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips

Cynna Ael @CynnaAel

@BrittSiess Yes, exactly.
Replying to @CynnaAel

No it isn't harder at all. Many people do all the lettering and coloring themselves. Many don't. Just depends on the person.

Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips
Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips

Kevin McCloskey @KevinMcWho

@BrittSiess In your experience what is a typical advance for a GN aimed at middle graders, more or less than adult project?
Replying to @KevinMcWho

I can't give a figure because it depends on the project. In my experience, the children's market is doing better than the adult market. (Though I do hope that publishers start buying more adult graphic novels soon!)

Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips

Sarah A. Macklin is Nano-ing @killianfantasy

@BrittSiess Do graphic novels usually get picked up as stand alones or series?
Replying to @killianfantasy

It depends on the project, so I can't answer a "usually." If the creator has a vision for a series, the publisher will take that into consideration.

Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips
Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips
Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Founder of Britt Siess Creative Management @BrittSiessCM / Literary Agent/ Graphic Novels/ Bi (give me your queer stories!!)/ Cosplay/ Cake/ πŸ‡²πŸ‡½πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ
16 MSWL
44 AskAgent
2 Tips