Lane Heymont

Literary Agent

Tobias Literary Agency

Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
56 MSWL
477 Tips

There’s cool research on the “best” email salutations and sign-offs. I can’t find the original article from my occupational psychology course but this is basically the same thing. I used to sign-off “Thanks” ALL THE TIME. Figures, huh? #querytip #agenting businessinsider.com/how-to-sign-of…

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
56 MSWL
477 Tips

Agents don’t live in their inbox, nor do we answer emails within ten seconds. #querytip

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
56 MSWL
477 Tips

FYI I check all referrals and disregard those from people I don’t know. Lying is not only an automatic rejection, but has you relegated to the Banned List. #querytip #ActualReferralsOnly

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
56 MSWL
477 Tips

Exclamation points are poison. I use them way too much in emails, because like many authors I want to convey emotion. However, you need to let your words - not exclamation points, etc. - show characters’s emotions. #querytip #writetip

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
56 MSWL
477 Tips

The most accurate submission guidelines are on an agency/agent’s website. Other sites are more likely to be outdated, plus from the horse’s mouth and all. Submission guidelines are the first gatekeepers - the first test. Don’t fail because of laziness. #querytip #Research

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
56 MSWL
477 Tips

"Sales and marketing are the deciding factor." - Editor from Yesterday #Publishing #Querytip #SubTip #RWA17 #ReadersAreKing/Queen

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
56 MSWL
477 Tips

"Thank you for your time and consideration" is perfect. "Hope to hear from you soon" feels pushy. #querytip

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
56 MSWL
477 Tips
Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
56 MSWL
477 Tips

Be real, people. Not liking a thing doesn't make it unethical. I don't eat pork, but that doesn't mean it's "unethical" to do so. #querytip

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
56 MSWL
477 Tips
Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
56 MSWL
477 Tips

99.9999999% chance I don't want to read a submission - or published book - that takes place in the afterlife or a dreamland. #querytip

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
56 MSWL
477 Tips

Be your *best* in a query. Lead with your positives. I don't submit to an editor, saying "You won't buy this anyway, but.." #querytip

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
56 MSWL
477 Tips
Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
56 MSWL
477 Tips

If you're trying to get published, attend conferences. They're all about networking & I've signed MANY clients from pitches there. #querytip

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
56 MSWL
477 Tips
Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
56 MSWL
477 Tips

Avoid the path of least resistance. It may be easy, it may be comfortable, but in the end it is unfulfilling. #LifeTip #QueryTip #WriteTip

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
56 MSWL
477 Tips
Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
56 MSWL
477 Tips
Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
56 MSWL
477 Tips

1 day left to join the @seymouragency for How to Write a Great Query & First Chapter goo.gl/t8yTJ5 Boot Camp w/critiques #querytip