Saritza (Closed to queries)
@LitAgentSaritza
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @AndreaBrownLit , #UCLAAnnex educator β˜•οΈ πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·πŸ§©πŸ“š #autismparent #lgbtparent #queeraf πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’œ She/her. #SarysPosse
121 MSWL
12 AskAgent
39 Queries
98 Tips

HJ Haydt [WIP: 126K] @HJHaydt

Will a high word count scare an agent off?

#askagent
Replying to @HJHaydt

Not necessarily scare them off but different genres and markets in the industry have word count limits so try to stick to them when querying. #askagent

Saritza (Closed to queries)
@LitAgentSaritza
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @AndreaBrownLit , #UCLAAnnex educator β˜•οΈ πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·πŸ§©πŸ“š #autismparent #lgbtparent #queeraf πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’œ She/her. #SarysPosse
121 MSWL
12 AskAgent
39 Queries
98 Tips

Noreen @naziaso

@CorvisieroLit #askagent Would you ever take on a project knowing it needs work? @epubagent

I have in the past when my list was smaller and I could devote the time to the work and my client. But I currently don't have the bandwidth for it, so now I tend to pass on work that requires more than a simple editorial pass. #askagent

Saritza (Closed to queries)
@LitAgentSaritza
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @AndreaBrownLit , #UCLAAnnex educator β˜•οΈ πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·πŸ§©πŸ“š #autismparent #lgbtparent #queeraf πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’œ She/her. #SarysPosse
121 MSWL
12 AskAgent
39 Queries
98 Tips
Saritza (Closed to queries)
@LitAgentSaritza
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @AndreaBrownLit , #UCLAAnnex educator β˜•οΈ πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·πŸ§©πŸ“š #autismparent #lgbtparent #queeraf πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’œ She/her. #SarysPosse
121 MSWL
12 AskAgent
39 Queries
98 Tips
Saritza (Closed to queries)
@LitAgentSaritza
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @AndreaBrownLit , #UCLAAnnex educator β˜•οΈ πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·πŸ§©πŸ“š #autismparent #lgbtparent #queeraf πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’œ She/her. #SarysPosse
121 MSWL
12 AskAgent
39 Queries
98 Tips

nicole bea @nicolebeawrites

Does a too low / too high word count lead to an immediate rejection? #askagent @CorvisieroLit

For me, yes. I don't rep short fiction so I'm not the right agent for anything below 45k words (and that's low already). If work has a word count of over 200k, I'm immediately suspect of its quality. It likely needs some trimming & I don't have the bandwidth for it. #askagent

Saritza (Closed to queries)
@LitAgentSaritza
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @AndreaBrownLit , #UCLAAnnex educator β˜•οΈ πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·πŸ§©πŸ“š #autismparent #lgbtparent #queeraf πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’œ She/her. #SarysPosse
121 MSWL
12 AskAgent
39 Queries
98 Tips

Kelly L. Swan Taylor @KellisLST

Is it better to look for an agent who fits your story (MSWL, that can change) or one who fits your style/how you work (i.e.: very editorial)? My inventory is broad and I hope to find an agent for the longterm.
#askagent

It's important to make sure you target the agent whose MSWL matches what you've written, for sure. You can then discuss agenting styles with those agents who offer rep during the call. Don't limit your opportunity to have your book seen. #askagent

Saritza (Closed to queries)
@LitAgentSaritza
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @AndreaBrownLit , #UCLAAnnex educator β˜•οΈ πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·πŸ§©πŸ“š #autismparent #lgbtparent #queeraf πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’œ She/her. #SarysPosse
121 MSWL
12 AskAgent
39 Queries
98 Tips
Saritza (Closed to queries)
@LitAgentSaritza
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @AndreaBrownLit , #UCLAAnnex educator β˜•οΈ πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·πŸ§©πŸ“š #autismparent #lgbtparent #queeraf πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’œ She/her. #SarysPosse
121 MSWL
12 AskAgent
39 Queries
98 Tips

Sarah @sarahjordan728

@CorvisieroLit #askagent

If you receive a query where you feel like the writing style and talent are there, but the manuscript may need some polishing or further development, would you consider representation? Or are do you prefer a highly edited/polished MS?

Thanks agents!

Some agents are more editorial-based than others and will take on work they can help polish but they don’t have time to do full developmental edits. Remember that agents don’t get paid until the book sells so we prefer to rep woks that are ready for us to sell. #askagent

Saritza (Closed to queries)
@LitAgentSaritza
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @AndreaBrownLit , #UCLAAnnex educator β˜•οΈ πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·πŸ§©πŸ“š #autismparent #lgbtparent #queeraf πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’œ She/her. #SarysPosse
121 MSWL
12 AskAgent
39 Queries
98 Tips
Saritza (Closed to queries)
@LitAgentSaritza
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @AndreaBrownLit , #UCLAAnnex educator β˜•οΈ πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·πŸ§©πŸ“š #autismparent #lgbtparent #queeraf πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’œ She/her. #SarysPosse
121 MSWL
12 AskAgent
39 Queries
98 Tips
Saritza (Closed to queries)
@LitAgentSaritza
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @AndreaBrownLit , #UCLAAnnex educator β˜•οΈ πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·πŸ§©πŸ“š #autismparent #lgbtparent #queeraf πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’œ She/her. #SarysPosse
121 MSWL
12 AskAgent
39 Queries
98 Tips

Jenelle Stone @Jenelle_Stone

@CorvisieroLit #askagent

We often hear about what markets are saturated, but what types of books are in big demand right now? Do editors ask you to look out for specific things? Or types of stories?

So I know you’ve likely already heard this but the truth is that a good book, regardless of the genre or market is going to get picked up but I will say that this is probably not the time to pitch a pandemic book, or spec fic title featuring a worldwide event. #askagent

Saritza (Closed to queries)
@LitAgentSaritza
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @AndreaBrownLit , #UCLAAnnex educator β˜•οΈ πŸ‡΅πŸ‡·πŸ§©πŸ“š #autismparent #lgbtparent #queeraf πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’œ She/her. #SarysPosse
121 MSWL
12 AskAgent
39 Queries
98 Tips