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