Britt Siess

Literary Agent

Martin Literary Management

Agent at Martin Literary/ Graphic Novels/ MG/ YA/ Adult SFF/ Cosplayer/ Cake-eater/ Green thumb/ Order EAT, & LOVE YOURSELF by @sweeneyboo now!

Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Agent at Martin Literary/ Graphic Novels/ MG/ YA/ Adult SFF/ Cosplayer/ Cake-eater/ Green thumb/ Order EAT, & LOVE YOURSELF by @sweeneyboo now!
9 MSWL
20 AskAgent
2 Tips

Britt Siess @BrittSiess

I'm starting to get through the queries that came in while I was on vacation, and I'm noticing a trend where writers say their book "is intended for X audience but could also appeal to this completely other audience" (Adult then MG) or is a "Thriller but also a Fantasy" #querytip

When I read this, it just signals to me that you don't really know where your book belongs (on the shelf). If it's a YA thriller, throw all of your pitching weight behind that! No book is for every audience! Trying to appeal to every market weakens your pitch. #querytip

Britt Siess
@BrittSiess
Literary Agent
Agent at Martin Literary/ Graphic Novels/ MG/ YA/ Adult SFF/ Cosplayer/ Cake-eater/ Green thumb/ Order EAT, & LOVE YOURSELF by @sweeneyboo now!
9 MSWL
20 AskAgent
2 Tips

One of the things I reject queries for most frequently is word count. 14k word MG? Not long enough. 60k epic fantasy definitely not long enough. 240k epic fantasy? Definitely long enough, but there better be a reason it’s that long! (Probably too long) #querytip #kidlit #SFF