Writers, just a heads up that a referral isn't a referral if I've never heard of or spoken with the person who "referred" you. Get confirmation from this person that they have actually been in communication with me before you use their name in your query. #querytip
Writers, please let *all* the agents you've queried (that you haven't heard back from) know if you've received an offer of rep, not just the ones who have requested your manuscript; those who haven't had a chance to read yet need to know too. #querytip
Seeing a notable uptick in queries categorized as “new adult”, so this is a reminder that New Adult is not currently a thing in traditional publishing, and many agents may be auto-rejecting your queries based on this category listing in your query #querytip
Been hearing from writers that @ktliterary doesn't state that we require 3 pages along with your query on our website - but we do!
Always a good idea to pay attention to submission guidelines on the agency website! #querytip
I'm seeing a new trend in queries lately where a logline is placed at the top, even before a salutation. This makes it seem, initially, as if the querier has forgotten to include a salutation with my name, which is usually an auto-reject for me. Please don't do this! #querytip
The term "speculative" in reference to genre doesn't mean books that "cause one to think". It's meant for SFF/Horror or books containing elements of SFF/Horror. Seeing a lot of queries for straight lit fic, which I don't rep, using this word as a descriptor #querytip #writetip
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Pub(lishing) Crawl @PubCrawlBlogToday is #MSWL Day! Read literary agent @HannahFergesen's post on Using #MSWL to Personalize Your Query publishingcrawl.com/2017/02/08/usi… #queries
Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesenQueriers: Our sub guidelines ask for the first 3 pages of your ms along with your query. Please don't leave them out! I find it so helpful!
I know there are some conflicting guidelines on various blogs - please always double check the website for sub guidelines! #querytip