Tara Is Open To Queries

@Literary_Tara

Tara Gilbert, Associate Agent @jdlitagency | queer๐ŸŒˆ | Gemini/Cancer | she/her | Query: bit.ly/2scT7Uh

SoCal โžก๏ธ PDX

The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

Tara is open to queries @Literary_Tara · 22h

The best way to show an agent that your novel is high concept is to write a one (at most two) line hook/logline in your query letter before your summary. #querytip #amquerying

Tara is open to queries @Literary_Tara · Jun 13

Good morning! Today I want to post a link that writers might find helpful if they were ever given feedback saying their writing was monotonous or repetitive. #querytip #amwriting #amquerying
academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/โ€ฆ

Tara is open to queries @Literary_Tara · May 29

If I have any black or other POC authors querying me, please let me know here or by DM. I want to make your queries a priority or at least give constructive feedback on my passes. Your voices matter. They are NEEDED. I want to help. #amagenting #querytip

Tara is open to queries @Literary_Tara · Mar 27

Give yourself the best chance at catching an agent's interest, please research the difference between a "query letter" and "synopsis". Thank you! I hope you are having a good day! #amquerying #querytip

Tara is open to queries @Literary_Tara · Mar 17

Here's a secret: sometimes I search for #mswl in my query box to see if someone mentions submitting to me because of a my wish list. #querytip #amquerying

Tara is open to queries @Literary_Tara · Mar 10

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. ๐Ÿ˜œ #amquerying

Tara is open to queries @Literary_Tara · Mar 7

I love, love it when authors reference my profile when they query me. It means so much to me that you all took the time to get to know me. Thank you! #amquerying #querytip

Tara is open to queries @Literary_Tara · Feb 25

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_Tara · Feb 6

I just want to remind writers that your agent SHOULD NOT be charging you for services. That's a big red flag.

I happily help my authors with anything they need and I only get paid AFTER they get paid for their book.
#amquerying #querytip #askagent #amagenting #writingcommunity

Tara is open to queries @Literary_Tara · Jan 9

Hey guys! I leave my DM's open because I do enjoy talking to you, but I really appreciate it if you don't DM to ask if you can query me. You can query any agent you like. Just make sure they are a good match by checking out their profiles. Thanks!! #amquerying #querytip

Tara is open to queries @Literary_Tara · 17 Dec 2019

I love when an author queries me and knows their genre. Thank you to those authors. I appreciate that you don't try to hide behind another genre to get my attention. ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜ #amquerying #querytip

Tara is open to queries @Literary_Tara · 8 Dec 2019

Reminders for #amquerying

The synopsis doesn't matter so much as long as you have the main plot points and you spoil the ending.

The query, as long as you try, won't be rejected if it's not perfect. We just want to know the hook and what the book is about.

#querytip

Tara is open to queries @Literary_Tara · 13 Nov 2019

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

Tara is open to queries @Literary_Tara · 30 Aug 2019

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

Tara is open to queries @Literary_Tara · 28 Aug 2019

#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

Tara is open to queries @Literary_Tara · 26 Aug 2019

#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!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Tara is open to queries @Literary_Tara · 17 Jul 2019

#querytip and #synopsistip
They are two different things. Do your research. Your query is not a synopsis.

Also, YOU GOT THIS!

Tara is open to queries @Literary_Tara · 30 May 2019

Don't break the fourth wall. Don't do it. Do not break that wall. A thread. #writingtip #querytip

Breaking the fourth wall (having the MC speak directly to the reader) is a very difficult thing to do in writing and should only be used for specific themes and voices. 1/3