Catherine Hedrick Armstrong

Literary Agent

The Purcell Agency

Catherine Hedrick Armstrong
@C_H_Armstrong
Literary Agent
Lit agent at @TPurcellAgency (thepurcellagency.com). Leader of #TeamCathie . Header courtesy of @kwrites4 .
48 MSWL
17 AskAgent
3 Tips

#AmQuerying authors, a quick #QueryTip: Make sure you've researched the target wd ct for your genre. Too far outside the target is an automatic pass for me. Today I've read queries w/YA at 150K wds & Romance at 25-30K wds. Double check before querying bc I'm sure I'm not alone.

Catherine Hedrick Armstrong
@C_H_Armstrong
Literary Agent
Lit agent at @TPurcellAgency (thepurcellagency.com). Leader of #TeamCathie . Header courtesy of @kwrites4 .
48 MSWL
17 AskAgent
3 Tips

Dear Querying Authors:
Please never send a batch of queries out to a distribution list or “newsletter-style” query to agents. I don’t think any one of us read those, and I hit the trash button without responding. #querytip

Catherine Hedrick Armstrong
@C_H_Armstrong
Literary Agent
Lit agent at @TPurcellAgency (thepurcellagency.com). Leader of #TeamCathie . Header courtesy of @kwrites4 .
48 MSWL
17 AskAgent
3 Tips

#QueryTip: when querying an agent who is closed to submissions (which you should NEVER do without an invitation) AND you don’t follow sub guidelines, AND said agent takes the time to send a personal & kind rejection, DON’T email them back & call them patronizing. 🤬🤬 #amquerying