Linda Epstein (is Taking A Break)
Emery Lee @EmeryLeeWhoWith #DVPit coming up, I'm seeing a lot of querying/pitch advice going around so, true to my chaotic nature, I'm gonna give you this anti-advice thread.
AKA: You've Heard The Rules, Now Here's Where They May Not Be As Hard And Fast As You Think: A Thread
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.
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/
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?
Yeah, so FWIW, if you don't follow my submission guidelines I just delete your query (i.e. don't send attachments). #querytip