Heather Cashman

@HeatherCashman

All things wordy, generally nerdy. Literary Agent @StormLiterary . I want all the books...😍 (MG and YA for now)

Dorothy's Heartland

Storm Literary Agency

Heather Cashman @HeatherCashman · Aug 19

#querytip
Please, don't lie in your query.
About being self-published 'by a small traditional press'.
About the word count on your book.
On anything.
Because when I research you, it doesn't matter how amazing your ms is. I'll reject you and we'll both be disappointed.
#amquerying

Heather Cashman @HeatherCashman · Jul 29

#querytip
Put your whole name and links in your signature. I've requested manuscripts based on research done after looking at links. Just a first name signature makes me wonder if you really understand the business side of writing and take it seriously.
#amquerying #amwriting

Heather Cashman @HeatherCashman · Jun 5

#querytip
An entire paragraph of comp titles, even more than a few, begins to feel like nothing in your book is unique.
It's a balance, familiar but different.
#amquerying

Heather Cashman @HeatherCashman · May 30

#querytip Thread
If you're going to use a comparable title that's epic (like Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Shadow and Bone), you're setting the agent up to have huge expectations.
If you must use that title...

#amquerying #writingcommmunity