Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham

Literary Agent

Einstein Literary

would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

Another #subtip #querytip it looks weird when you say you're sending to someone bc of their reputation or tastes but then you don't... address it to anyone. Loves, come on. Think a bit.

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

Hey pals, #subtip #querytip please make sure your font isn't so tiny! I know it seems like I'm being nitpicky, but my eyesight is bad & sometimes I have to put my face Riiiiight up to my computer screen to read your work. I can zoom, but it's still crowded, my eyes have trouble!

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

#querytip #subtip hey hey, please don't query me directly unless I've solicited your ms or it's a referral, thanks! there are reasons we ask for unsolicited queries to go to our submissions inbox (a big part of that is volume & organization) & another reason is access 1/2

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

Also your every-time-i'm-in-submissions reminder that I delete queries that misgender me. #subtip #querytip

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

Please don't email an agency asking how to query an agency. You can google this, and most agents have so many people in their submissions who did the research on their own, too many people to go through in a timely way, that it doesn't look good, my pals. #querytip #subtip

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

I'm in submissions today & let me tell you, the number of queries that just say "covid 19" in the subject line is high. Think about how you present yourselves, do the work, friends. #subtip #querytip

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

Your query: "You've been to X location, right? Riiiight?"

Me: "No. I haven't."

Your query: "...... welllllll let me tell you about my book that takes place in this place you've been!"

Just be! Yourself! No dancing required, loves. #querytip #pubtip

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

#querytip - if you email saying your "friend" said you should get in touch with a specific agent but don't say who your friend is, it's ... not actually a referral. And maybe I don't think your friend is real. #subtip Just be yourself, pals, it's enough.

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

Loves, I love you, but please don't ask me to teach you how to write a type of book in submissions. you can google that, and I am not your agent yet. If an agent gives you advice, use it. Please don't expect it. #subtip #querytip

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

Heyo, #subtip #querytip - maybe don't put in your submission you chose an agent to query at that agency bc that agent is interested in original & different stories. That... implies the other agents at the company (me, the kid in submissions lol) likes... derivative, same stories?

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

Friends, it reads a bit funny when you talk about yourself in third person in your query. Please just be yourself! I promise, you are enough. #subtip #querytip

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

So here's a thing about your query letter - you need to tell me the plot of your book. A lot of people I've read today have told me characters' motivations or what their MC THINKS of characters, or stressors, but what's the plot? I need a through line or hook #querytip #subtip 💛

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

Your semi-regular reminder that I delete queries when they misgender me. I don't even read them. The barest minimum of googling will tell you my pns are they/them & am not a Ms., Mrs., or Miss. Thank you! #querytip #subtip

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

Babies, ILY, but when you send queries to the info email, I delete them. If you found our info address, you went to our website where you will ALSO SEE our submissions address. Please follow submissions guidelines. Thank! #subtip #querytip

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips
Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

So #subtip #querytip - Please don't query with a manuscript already under contract with a publisher because you're unhappy with your publisher?????

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

Wowwwww, some of y'all are ridiculous. Don't be rude to people. #subtip #querytip If I pass & you come back with rudeness & condescension, I'm not going to respond to that, I'm going to delete it.

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

Hey pals, please don't try to cut in the query line. #querytip #subtip especially if your submission has only been in our inbox for like a week. I love you, but you have to wait your turn.

Susan, A Cabbage Man Graham
@Grahamophones
Literary Agent
would love to be stabbed by Jim, professional hype man (agent at @Einstein_Lit opinions my own) #friendship #teamwork art by @anuanew , pn they/them (agender)
119 MSWL
14 AskAgent
128 Tips

Loves of mine, if you see one of my #mswl tweets, why would you send your query to.... my colleague? But reference my tweet as the reason you're querying? What are you doing, duckies? #subtip #querytip