Tara Gilbert ✨
Kaitlyn Johnson - closed to Queries @RedPenKaitlynWriters, please note, word count estimates change every couple years depending on market. PLEASE only trust sources that were posted within the last 3 years when deciding on your novel's word count ❤️ #querytip #amquerying
Hi! This is a #querytip to check your junk mail once in a while. I've sent a couple of full requests out, and it's been a few days with no response, which is fine! I just want to make sure people are not missing something. 😜 #amquerying
Some basic info on what I'm looking for on my query form.
Pitch: Once sentence, high concept, pitch.
Query: 2-3 paragraphs about your character/their goals, their world, stakes, and metadata/bio.
Synopsis: 1-2 page look at your whole book (spoilers included) #querytip
Tara is open to queries. 🔮✨ @Literary_TaraI love being an agent, but the worst part about the job is having to pass on great manuscripts. We can't take on all the ones we like, we have to take on the ones that truly sink their teeth into us. The ones we have a vision for. The ones that click. 1/2
Not sure about other agents, but I LOVE when a query starts with a catchy first line that basically sums up the whole plot. Think of your "what if" question or the pitch you used during #pitmad. The line the NYT bestsellers list would use for your book. #querytip #amquerying
Something I really enjoy seeing in a query is when someone tells me why they thought I would like their MS. Referencing my MSWL or my profile means you took the time to research your agents. These queries are my favorite, and I thank you for it. #querytip #amquerying
#querytip I know agents give out a lot of tips around querying, but honestly, we just want to know you tried. It's ok if your query isn't perfect. Give it your best and it'll show.
Best of luck #amquerying
#querytip, if the agency policy is that you can only query one agent per MS, please don't query multiple agents. We can see this, and it doesn't look good.
Pitch events are the exception. Or if you have made significant changes to the MS. Thank you!! 😊