Jennie Goloboy Is CLOSED TO QUERIES!
Please don't feel that you have to start your query letter by flattering me. Really, don't! Just tell me what your book is about. #pubtip
#pubtip: I don't represent screenplays.
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Am beginning to think that if you mention J.K. Rowling, your query letter needs revision. #pubtip
Not for me: books about a hapless hero who meets a godlike being who tells him the Truth of how the Universe Works. #pubtip
Don't conclude a letter to a prospective agent, "Still horny and still hoping." #pubtip
Today's #pubtip: I will never find Bigfoot sexy. Maybe some other agent will?
I won't open unrequested attachments. That includes your query letter. Paste it in the body of your email, please. #pubtip
I just learned about an agent who was charging $495 for each new author about ten years ago. And now I'm sad for those authors. #pubtip
You guys know that if an agent charges you money up front to represent you, he's a bad agent, right? #pubtip
Sci-fi writers! There is no longer any reason to conceal that you are female. It will not affect my ability to sell your book! #pubtip
A brief reminder: you can't sell a novel for adults that's under 70,000 words. Sorry folks. #pubtip
Or for stories in which a sexy, mysterious young man tells a seemingly ordinary girl that she has superpowers. #pubtip
I'll consider YA, but I'm a very tough sell for stories about being accepted to a very difficult and possibly murderous school... #pubtip
Going through the queries. I'm a near-impossible sell for short story collections and MG. #pubtip
I'm getting a ton of books where the protagonist has amnesia. And I can't remember why. #pubtip
I'm a tough sell for books about princesses, elves, and prophecies. #pubtip