Linda Epstein (is Taking A Break)

Literary Agent

Emerald City Literary Agency

Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

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 ✌️

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

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

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I have now answered all queries sent to me before February 1st. *hangs head in shame* I know I'm awfully slow and it's excruciating to wait, but at least I'm giving you all the update. #submissions #querytip #amquerying #queries

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

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

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

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

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

I got 4 queries from one person today and 3 queries from another person. Oh. My. God. People: DO NOT SEND ME MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS! QUERY ONE THING AT A TIME! That is all. #querytip #submissions #amquerying

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

Hey folks who are researching agents! Make sure you look to see when an article, wish list, or interview was done. My #mswl needs/wants now aren't the same as last year (or before that!). #querytip

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

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

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

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!

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

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

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

Here's a #querytip: If my query email sends you an auto-response that I'm closed to submissions that's NOT an invitation to send your query to my other email. Because then I just hit <delete>. #submissions #publishing #LitAgentAdvice

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

How not to query me: send your query to every one of my known email addresses, when I'm closed to submissions. #querytip #submissions

Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips
Linda Epstein (is taking a break)
@LindaEpstein
Literary Agent
Agent @EmeraldCityLit repping books for kids/teens (emeraldcityliterary.com) + a writer (lindaepsteinauthor.com). Yes it’s hard. Repped by @renarossner she/her
114 MSWL
70 AskAgent
63 Queries
52 Tips

Yeah, so FWIW, if you don't follow my submission guidelines I just delete your query (i.e. don't send attachments). #querytip