Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
Angela C-M @AKCM30510837@jounwin Hi Jo and team. Do you think that’s there’s still a place for ‘quiet’ dramas? Mine is a dual narrative family drama set in 1938 and 2017 and that’s the kind of thing I like to read but it’s not very ‘trendy’ these days! #askagent
Michael Handrick @MichaelHandrick#askagent, I’ve heard from a few writer friends that they had agents say they love the submission but don’t sign the author. What may be reasons behind this?
Ms Barney Harper @MsBarneyHarperHow do I choose an agent for my non-fiction book? Does it have to be complete? How do I find which agent represented a similar book in my genre. #AskAgent
Rebecca E Roberts @BeckyERoberts#AskAgent If you're approached by someone who has already been published, would you check out their previous work, or is your decision based entirely on the MS submitted?
May Ngo @mayngo2@julietpickering @ESAlexander4 Hello, how much should you have of your manuscript done before querying an agent? Should it definitely be completed? #askagent
David Barker @BlueGold201@jounwin Voice, setting, plot. Please rank in order of importance when receiving a submission. Thanks #AskAgent
Angela Nurse @_AngelaC1975@LinaLanglee #askagent would you want to know that there were more projects in the pipeline in the submission letter?
Alexandra Wilson @amwilson_opera@julietpickering @LovelessAge @emilyinkpen Do you mean that it's OK to approach more than one agent at a time? I presumed you'd need to try one, wait, then try another. #askagent
Juliet Pickering @julietpickering@LovelessAge @emilyinkpen No, it's fine. We recommend it. Nothing gets us reading a submission faster than knowing another agent is keen! #askagent
Andrea Fazackerley @andreafaz08@LinaLanglee @katenashagent Thank you! I’m doing an MA @bath spa and we’re doing the publishing module. Can I ask why so much is bought in from the US when there are a lot of talented writers here who would write YA if the advances were higher?
Kate Nash @katenashagent@andreafaz08 I am paging @LinaLanglee for this question ☎️
Julia A Weber @JAWeberEditsI’ll never tire of sharing this #writingtip on sentence lengths.
"Don't just write words. Write music." #amediting #writingcommmunity pic.twitter.com/d2wt5pLGZm
karin baine @karinbaine1@LinaLanglee @katenashagent Will you respond to every submission? #adjacent
Sarah Broadley @sarahpbroadley#askagent do you use readers or do you read all the submissions that come in? If so, do you read the first few pages or the synopsis first? Thanks!
Kari Hagen @KariHagenWrites@LinaLanglee @katenashagent #askagent - Is science fantasy/space fantasy a thing, or would you rather see books about alien planets in an alternate universe classed as plain Science Fiction?
Justin Davies @flyingscribbler@LinaLanglee @katenashagent going back to synopsis for a second...would a poorly written one put you off reading a submission, or would you have read it by then already? #askagent
Chris Kent @chriskent72Hi @LinaLanglee and @katenashagent My question is about the cover letter and how it should be addressed...
Dear Ms Langlee - too formal?
Dear Lina - too informal?
Dear Lina Langlee - too "awkward"?
What are your thoughts?
Nick Jury @TheRealNickJury@LinaLanglee Hello. There’s literally hundreds of agents listed in the Writers’ and Artists’ Yearbook looking for writers who stand out from the crowd. As someone looking at agents what makes your agency stand out from the crowd? #askagent
Hi Nick. Reading is subjective so it is great to have lots of agents out there with varying reading tastes. Your agent should be your champion so loving your story is no 1. We work closely with our authors, share sub info, have a great track record and we're jolly nice #AskAgent
Elina Pilar (studying for professional exams) @E_P_LWBI'll #askagent about genre. I hear traditional gets VERY box-y. Is there a chance for a more literary, women's fiction-style fantasy (not magical realism, full secondary world but no magic/elves etc)? I'm debating between requerying one I did too early or pursuing self-pub.