Keith Yatsuhashi ⛩ @KeithYatsuhashi@LZats Question: have you gotten a query from a genre you don't rep, but the book sounded SO good. What did you do?
Request! But tell them I might not be the best person to sell it necessarily! #askagent
Od_ette_ @od_ette_@LZats Milk or no milk? Ha. My question is: after revising a rejected MS, how long can one wait to read query an agent?
NO MILK! Don't requery the same agent with the revised MS. But a few months! #askagent
Diana Hicks Author @diana_hicks@LZats If you offer an R&R on a full, what are you looking for in the finished MS, and what would make you pass on the project?
mostly that 1—the author has done what I asked & 2—it gives me the feels I thought it would. no = 1 & 2 not fulfilled #askagent
Traci Jo Stotts @tracijowrites@LZats more specifically, do you like small talk or just get down to the query?
Jeff Hagkull @jhagkull@LZats Classification question: realistic YA set in the 1980s --> historical fiction? Contemporary fiction? Just YA?? #askagent
it's terrifying that the 80s is history. Just say YA set in the 80s. Look at Eleanor & Park and Althea & Oliver as ex #askagent
🐉 Lee A. Everett 🖋 @LeeA_Everett@thought_stained @LZats Follow up! If an agent passes on query, then ms is heavily heavily revised/altered, kosher to re-query 1.5 yr later?
yes IF AND ONLY IF it's changed enough so that the query is very different #askagent
Krystle Matar @KrystleMatar@LZats If you submit a MS and agent says "I liked but X doesn't work for me", is it safe to resubmit if you fix X or is that just pesty?
not unless they specifically ask for a revise and resubmit #askagent
Kaitlyn Johnson @kaitylynne13@LZats synopsis question. Are you looking for main details of whole ms or more looking for character/plot arcs?
remember those elementary school book reports where you basically just paraphrase everything? That, in 2 pages. #askagent
Morgan the Magician Rhodimer @mrhodimer@LZats if your book is 2 genres spliced together how do you know who to query?
query someone who does both! & think of what your book is MORE of. Historical romance is more romance than hist w/ rom #askagent
Nicole Evans @thought_stained@LZats Thank you! Is it considered a negative thing to query an agent who passed on previous work with new work? #askagent
Not at all! But if you're at 3 or 4 Mss with form rejects, you're likely just not a good fit #askagent
Anne Nerison @AnneRasset@LZats Not sure if this is exactly what #askagent is for, but any advice for someone who might be looking to get into that side of things?
read a ton. Develop your own taste and know WHY you like what you do. Pay attention to why things are successful! #askagent
Neicole Crepeau 👁️ You watching me? 👁️ @neicolec@LZats How often do you read queries on your phone and do you prefer less paragraphs or more when reading on your phone?
never. Unless I'm at a con or something. HOWEVER, we ALWAYS skim, so keep the paras short #askagent
Kaelan Rhywiol-Disillusioned Autistic @KaelanRhy@LZats What types of diversity are actually selling to the big 5? Ethnicity? M/m? Something else?
ALL THE KINDS. diversity isn't a trend. It's a fact of the world and editors finally have leave to buy it #askagent
Elijah Beahm @ParadigmFallen@LZats What are ideal sample chapters for novels? Intro + a portion of the middle, or something else?
no sample chapters!!!!! If you get a req for a partial, send them the first x chapters asked for. #askagent
Elijah Beahm @ParadigmFallen@LZats What's one important thing you wish potential client authors did but often fail to do?
think long term. You're querying one book, but I care as much about #2 and on. I want to know your career plan #askagent