Kelly πŸ“š

@LitAgentKelly

Agent, PR & Communications at @CorvisieroLit . Khaleesi. Philadelphian. Pisces. She/her. Multitasks #LikeABoss . Gandalf of #TheFellowship . Tweets are my own.✌🏻

Philadelphia, PA

Corvisiero Agency

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 17 Jan 2017

Varying sentence structure does wonders! ...just in case you weren't quite sure of the impact it could have on your opening... #querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 17 Jan 2017

In the few queries I've gone through, three of them had been self published before sending out queries. This makes me sad. #querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 17 Jan 2017

"We're going to publish the next great book of this generation!" ...well, that would be cool and all, but your expectations... #querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 17 Jan 2017

STOP TALKING ABOUT YOURSELF! Please, for the love of all that is good, tell me about your book in the first line, not your life. #querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 17 Jan 2017

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people don't put their word count, age range, and/or genre in their query. #querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 4 Jan 2017

"My book is like nothing else!" Love the enthusiasm. Hate the assumption that you're better than everyone, including my clients. #querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 4 Jan 2017

I'd like to take bets on how many writers open their books with a scene involving describing the sun... Anyone? 50%? 60%? #querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 3 Jan 2017

Double check, triple check, quadruple check you are spelling an agent's name correctly when sending your query! It shows respect. #querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 3 Jan 2017

Each age range has a very distinct form of voice, word choice, and sentence structure. STUDY other work in your age range! #querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 3 Jan 2017

Query Checklist:

βœ”οΈTitle
βœ”οΈAge Range/Genre
βœ”οΈWord Count
βœ”οΈShort Summary
βœ”οΈShort Bio
βœ”οΈVOICE! VOICE!
βœ”οΈFollow. The. Directions.

#querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 3 Jan 2017

"Dear Superwoman..." He knows my alias. Kudos to you, good sir! #querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 3 Jan 2017

I highly suggest not breaking the fourth wall within your first couple of lines. It doesn't work well to pull readers in. #querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 3 Jan 2017

"The princess gets stolen--" Really? Tell me more, as if this isn't the most used damsel in distress trope in the world. #querytip #feminist

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 3 Jan 2017

Be very, very careful when pasting from Word to email. It skews your font, size, and sometimes format. Send it to yourself first! #querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 2 Jan 2017

I don't know what I just read, as there wasn't even a query. It was just a chapter of the manuscript. Oh boy. Send help, please. #querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 2 Jan 2017

"I need you to be my agent and send me the contract. Now. Read my manuscript." No darling. You don't order other people around. #querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 2 Jan 2017

It also really helps if you include the title of your work... and maybe the word count... you know... essential details, please. #querytip

Kelly πŸ“š @LitAgentKelly · 2 Jan 2017

I can't say it enough: WORD COUNT, WORD COUNT, WORD COUNT. Know the WORD COUNT appropriate for your work's genre and age range. #querytip