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@LitAgentKelly

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Kelly is CLOSED to Queries @LitAgentKelly · 16 Feb 2019

Ruquayya Sajjida Is Querying @RuquayyaSajjida

@LitAgentKelly Is it better to be more descriptive or less descriptive? Also, if you get rejected, can you query the same agent six months later once you’ve revised?

Replying to @RuquayyaSajjida

If you do heavy revisions, most agents probably say it’s okay to requery. And you want to find a balance in between the polars of description in order to fit with your voice and your character. :)

Kelly is CLOSED to Queries @LitAgentKelly · 16 Feb 2019

Kelly 📚 @LitAgentKelly

@kkurtvon The timeline can vary from a few months to a few years and everyone’s journey is their own and can’t be compared to anyone else’s. There’s no set timeline for that. And yes, advances are usually paid in stages according to when you sign the contract, when you turn in your first

Replying to @LitAgentKelly

Acceptable draft (which could be split into more depending on if it’s a series, so you’d get more payments depending on if it’s a series or not), and manuscript acceptance, and if it’s a lot of money, it can be paid over certain amounts of times. This may do a nicer job of

Kelly is CLOSED to Queries @LitAgentKelly · 16 Feb 2019

Kurt Von @kkurtvon

@LitAgentKelly What does a typical timeline in publishing look like? From signing an agent to having the book in the store?

Also, I've read that advance payments are divided into stages. Can you talk more about that?

Replying to @kkurtvon

The timeline can vary from a few months to a few years and everyone’s journey is their own and can’t be compared to anyone else’s. There’s no set timeline for that. And yes, advances are usually paid in stages according to when you sign the contract, when you turn in your first

Kelly is CLOSED to Queries @LitAgentKelly · 16 Feb 2019

Amy J. Murphy @selatyron

@LitAgentKelly Does having previous experience (with moderate success) as a self-pub author help or hinder getting an agent?

Replying to @selatyron

It can be either or depending on your sales, so usually it’s best to appeal to an agent by saying you’d like to publish traditionally from here on out for whatever reason you’d like to give.

Kelly is CLOSED to Queries @LitAgentKelly · 16 Feb 2019

Rachel Hailey @Rachel_Hailey

When it comes to comps, I know it is best to use recent works. But how does this apply to series? As in, is it okay to comp a series that has been going for several years? Especially if it is the closest comp to your works? #askagent @LitAgentKelly

Replying to @Rachel_Hailey

Well, why is it the closest comp to your work? For plot? Or for voice? Or world building? Find the specifics for why, and then ask yourself if it’s still a decent comp to use. And I think it might not be bad if you pair it with a more recent release. :)