Grawlix Guy @nounsequiturWhat is one (or more) question authors don't ask enough that they should start asking? #askprintrun
Ask about long-term career vision (not just money, a deal). Think about personality-matching and the day-to-day work #askprintrun
Zoë Fleischer @zoequeenperil#askprintrun When an author has an online platform, what do you look for and what deters you from wanting to work with them?
I'm mostly looking for reach + engagement. The only thing that deters me is if they're spammy or a Trump supporter #askprintrun
Zoë Fleischer @zoequeenperil#askprintrun Does an author having shorter works published in magazines help their chances?
I would like to say yes, but honestly, I don't really look/care. I'm interested in the book. #askprintrun
DECEMBIRD @printrunpodcastI personally am focused on the one being pitched. I want to work with an entire future career, but that requires a first book #askprintrun twitter.com/TiffanyLeaElme…
Ditto. It's not required that an author has like, 4 books written #askprintrun
Tiffany Lea Elmer @TiffanyLeaElmer#askprintrun Any super awkward/good laugh agenting moments come to mind that you can share?
All my stories need more than 140 characters, but one day on PR we'll talk about the Naked Query Club #askprintrun
Tiffany Lea Elmer @TiffanyLeaElmer#askprintrun Why agenting in the publishing industry? What called you to this over other in industry jobs?
I thought I was going to be an editor. Then I realized I loved dev work and long-term career planning! #askprintrun
J. R. Yates @jr_yates_#askprintrun Is first person present tense a death knell for adult contemporary romance - ie Is it a difficult sell to publishers?
I don't think so. The key is to, as with everything, do it right. #askprintrun
Tiffany Lea Elmer @TiffanyLeaElmer#askprintrun Do either of you do R&Rs? What makes you R&R over reject and what is the decision maker when getting it back?
I wish I could tell you some great Rule for this, but it's mostly gut. If I need to re-read after edits, and I need it, I offer #askprintrun
Anup 📝📚 @anuponthenet#askprintrun do twitter pitch contestants liked by agents have to write the query letter, or just a cover letter with sample chapters ?
Repeat after me, everyone: ALWAYS SEND A QUERY. ALWAYS. If only to help us refamiliarize ourselves with the story #askprintrun
Krystal Norton 🎄 @writingwordsoup#askprintrun @LZats @erikhane Recently I was told my query format was wrong. Should I restyle my query for that specific agent?
Query formatting is essentially industry-standard. Do some research and see if yours is off! #askprintrun
Krystal Norton 🎄 @writingwordsoup#askprintrun @LZats @erikhane What is a hard sell in the current market?
Nothing BIG (we figure out how to sell UF by a different name, for ex). Lots of little stuff. Mostly it's just tired tropes #askprintrun
Rachel P. Hazel @rachelphazelCan you talk ab online Twitter pitch/mentor contests? How worthwhile are they, or are they a huge distraction? #askprintrun
I find lots of clients that way--but it's not good for everyone. If you're good at log lines, go for it! If not, sit out. #askprintrun
Tiffany Lea Elmer @TiffanyLeaElmer@LZats is ready (so this time next year) I should pull book 1 from querying? 2/2 #askprintrun
If you think that #2 has better chances, you don't need to pull 1 but def stop actively querying it #askprintrun
ZR "Killer of Darlings" Ellor @ZREllor#askprintrun For Laura: should I pitch LGBT erotic romance as OV, or it will it sound like I'm pitching an inappropriate memoir?
If you want to identify yourself in your query, I'd mention that you are a <insert identity here> author. That'll work better! #askprintrun
Merricatmas! 🎄 @emkayandersIf an author receives an offer of rep, what notice should she give other agents who have the manuscript? A week feels short! #askprintrun
1-2 weeks in standard. We'll hustle if we're excited, but you may lose out on people who are busy #askprintrun