Lina Langlee

Literary Agent

The North Literary Agency

Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
15 MSWL
28 AskAgent
Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
15 MSWL
28 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?
Replying to @MichaelHandrick

Several reasons: it could be that they represent something too similar, that they just don't think they'd be able to sell it, that their lists are very full, or that it's in an area they don't really work.
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Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
15 MSWL
28 AskAgent

Ms Barney Harper @MsBarneyHarper

How 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
Replying to @MsBarneyHarper

Do some research. The Writers & Artists yearbook and websites like Jericho Writers are great resources.
Non-fiction doesn't always have to be finished but you would need a clear outline and sample chapters.
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Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
15 MSWL
28 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?
Replying to @BeckyERoberts

The decision would be based purely on what is in front of me but, if interested, I would check out previous books - both because it would be relevant if pitching and because I'm nosey! 🕵️‍♀️
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Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
15 MSWL
28 AskAgent

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
Replying to @mayngo2

If you are writing fiction I'd say you should definitely have the whole book written and edited. Few things are more disappointing than requesting something based on a brilliant sample and then have to wait 6 months to read the rest. You lose momentum.
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Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
15 MSWL
28 AskAgent

David Barker @BlueGold201

@jounwin Voice, setting, plot. Please rank in order of importance when receiving a submission. Thanks #AskAgent
Replying to @BlueGold201

I'd agree with Jo and want all three. If I ABSOLUTELY had to pick (cruel) voice would be the most important to me. Plot and setting is easier to edit.
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Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
15 MSWL
28 AskAgent
Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
15 MSWL
28 AskAgent

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
Replying to @amwilson_opera

Absolutely! It would make me feel terrible if I thought an author's writing career was on a literal pause until I found the time to read their manuscript. And I think it would make for a very long process for most writers. Better to let agents fight over you!
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Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
15 MSWL
28 AskAgent
Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
15 MSWL
28 AskAgent
Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
15 MSWL
28 AskAgent

Kate Nash @katenashagent

@andreafaz08 I am paging @LinaLanglee for this question ☎️
Replying to @katenashagent

Oh, good question. I think editors are being cautious and that US buy-ins take up quite a lot of the market. Having said that, there is a lot of good will for homegrown talent, editors keen to champion great writing, and enthusiastic readers too!
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Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
15 MSWL
28 AskAgent

Julia A Weber @JAWeberEdits

I’ll never tire of sharing this #writingtip on sentence lengths.

"Don't just write words. Write music." #amediting #writingcommmunity pic.twitter.com/d2wt5pLGZm

I think about this image regularly. I see a lot of looong sentences in manuscripts. Many are grammatically correct, but not enough attention is paid to the actual reading experience. It means you miss out on this rhythm and music.
#writingcommmunity #amquerying #askagent

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
15 MSWL
28 AskAgent

karin baine @karinbaine1

@LinaLanglee @katenashagent Will you respond to every submission? #adjacent
Replying to @karinbaine1

We confirm once we've had a chance to have a look, but can't provide individual feedback on all submissions #AskAgent

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
15 MSWL
28 AskAgent
Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
15 MSWL
28 AskAgent
Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
15 MSWL
28 AskAgent

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
Replying to @flyingscribbler

I personally read your main email and go straight for the sample. A synopsis is a good writing exercise so there's likely a correlation between a bad synopsis & a bad submission, but I'd let the sample do the talking. #AskAgent

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
15 MSWL
28 AskAgent
Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
15 MSWL
28 AskAgent

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
Replying to @TheRealNickJury

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

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs.
15 MSWL
28 AskAgent