Hilary Harwell

Literary Agent

KT Literary

Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
84 MSWL
18 Tips

#Querytip, #amwriting #amquerying folks - one of the main things that really sets outstanding query letters apart? Specificity. Make every detail as specific and unique as possible! The clearer you 🎨 paint the picture, the harder it is to resist! #writingcommunity

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
84 MSWL
18 Tips

#Amquerying authors - you’re not doing yourselves any favors by trying to sneak into my inbox before I open to queries. It shows me a few things that lead me to the conclusion that you might not be the ideal client. #querytip #WritingCommunity #followsubguidelines

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
84 MSWL
18 Tips

Hey #amwriting friends! Most of you already know this, but pls don't send agents snarky responses when we pass on your work. Rejection is a BIG part of becoming a published author. Snarking at us just reinforces our judgment call that you/your work wasn't quite ready. #querytip

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
84 MSWL
18 Tips

Also, #amquerying writers - I get a lot of queries for picture books, which I do not represent at this time. Please be sure to check agency websites directly for querying specifics! #querytip

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
84 MSWL
18 Tips

Query trend - authors not fully understanding their audience. Telling me your project will fit my YA/MG fantasy romance line is a big red flag! #querytip #amquerying #agentlife

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
84 MSWL
18 Tips

Just a quick note - I'll be closing to queries Dec 1 through Jan 1, so send me all your lovelies soon! #amquerying #querytip #HappyHolidays

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
84 MSWL
18 Tips

Querying writers: I'm seeing lots of submissions with only a query letter. At KT Literary, we ask for the first three pages as well. They're super important so please don't forget to include them! #querytip #amquerying #amwriting

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
84 MSWL
18 Tips

Hey querying writers, this is just a friendly reminder that it’s not appropriate to ask agents for feedback if they pass on your project. That’s what CPs and books on craft are for! #querytip #writetip #amwriting

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
84 MSWL
18 Tips

Quick query update, too! I’ll be closing to *queries* at the end of June until mid-late August, so send me your goodies soon!! #amquerying #querytip

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
84 MSWL
18 Tips
Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
84 MSWL
18 Tips

PSA for the day: Specificity in your query letter is key. You have a couple hundred words. Don't tell me there are dangerous creatures in your story. Help me see how yours are different from the million others already imagined. #querytip #amquerying #amwriting

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
84 MSWL
18 Tips

Also, writers, please pay attention to submission guidelines when #amquerying - I need to see a sample of your writing along with your query! (1st 3 pages, please!) #amwriting #querytip

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
84 MSWL
18 Tips

Writers, please don't send your project to agents for rep until you've revised and revised and revised again. The last thing we want to see is 'I've just finished writing XYZ and have to do one quick revision and it'll be ready to go.' #querytip #facepalm

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
84 MSWL
18 Tips

Tomorrow is the last day I'll be accepting unsolicited queries until the New Year! Get 'em in! #agentlife #querytip #HappyHolidays

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
84 MSWL
18 Tips

Quick note - I'll be closing to queries on Nov 1 through the end of the year. Get 'em in now if you're interested in querying me! #querytip

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
84 MSWL
18 Tips

Querying authors - please follow submission guidelines. KT Literary asks for your 1st three pages as well as your query letter! #querytip

Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
84 MSWL
18 Tips
Hilary Harwell
@HilaryHarwell
Literary Agent
Lit Agent @KTLiterary | Seeker of profundity, sunshine, fun, & good books. She/her. πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ͺπŸ‡±πŸ‡Ή Closed to queries. querymanager.com/HilaryHarwell
84 MSWL
18 Tips