I’ve now answered all properly submitted queries. I will post on Twitter, Publisher’s Marketplace, #MSWL, and the Emerald City Literary Agency website when I am open again to submissions (possibly some time in the fall). #writingcommmunity #amwriting #querytip #kidlit ✌️
Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawsonToday for #TenThings, let's talk a little bit about LITERARY AGENTS. Why you might want one, how to get one, what to expect out of that relationship. Big surprise: I'm 100% pro-agent. I would not be where I am without 'em.
Another wonderful #TenThings post by @DelilahSDawson Today she’s talking about Literary Agents. *takes deep theatrical bow* Accurate, excellent info here, folks! #amquerying #amwriting #querytip #publishing
Linda Epstein @LindaEpsteinLet's talk about rejection, shall we? I'm used to doling out a LOT of rejections. I request about 1% of queries I receive. For all you non-math people that means 1 out of 100. And I receive a lot of rejections, too! I've got a LOT of client manuscripts out on submission. <thread>
Delilah S. Dawson @DelilahSDawsonSeeing a lot of questions about R&Rs, which is when an agent reads your query and pages, generously offers incisive critique, and says, "If you make the edits I've mentioned, I'd be glad to look again." So let's talk about that. 1/
AMAZING NEWS! I've now answered all submitted queries. But sorry to say, I'm still closed to unsolicited submissions, only taking queries through personal referral, post-conference & by request. #amquerying #querytip #submissions #publishing #kidlit #picturebooks #mglit #YAlit
I’ve recently gotten a spate of queries for adult fiction and nonfiction projects, short stories, and screenplays. I don’t represent any of those things. And also I’M CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS! 🤯🤬😐#GoAway #LeaveMeAlone #DoYourResearch #submissions #querytip #amquerying
To whom it may concern: when you address a query to me in this manner, I hit delete on your email because I know you don't know anything about me, what kind of books I represent, or what I'm looking for. Kindly, Linda Epstein #querytip #submissions #amquerying
FTR if you send me an email and say "query and manuscript attached," I will delete your email. If you attach anything, I will delete your email. Please follow submission guidelines. They're here: emeraldcityliterary.com/submissions/ Thanks! #querytip #submissions
Here’s a #querytip: If I pass on your submission please don’t email back asking me for feedback. Sorry but I’ve literally received hundreds of queries since last Thursday. I don’t have time to give feedback. I barely have time to read the queries!
🗡But She Won't Discover That It's Him Til Ch. 3🐍 @RaeAChangYou know when agents say "If you follow directions and sub guidelines, you're already ahead of 90% of queriers" and you're like "PSH, yeah, whatevs"?
We're not kidding.
Let's talk a tiny bit about following guidelines, shall we?
Another #querytip: When a query confuses your/you're it makes me not want to read the manuscript. Sorry, but I'm just that way. Only if the ms sounds TOTALLY AMAZING might I get over myself. Might. #submissions #wordnerd #LitAgentAdvice