Literary agent at The Seymour Agency. I'm actively building my list. See my pinned tweet for deets. (she/her)
Ali Herring (Closed to Queries until 9/1) @HerringAliAlways include plot & stakes in your query letter. You can be the nicest person on earth in your intro, but I still have to know 1-what your novel’s basic hook & plot are & 2-what’s at stake for your characters & their world. I don’t have time to search for it! Auto no. #querytip
Rejections feel personal, but they aren't. Not in this industry. Maybe when dating...
Agents CAN'T rep EVERYTHING. Just like you can't buy every book at the store. We ALL have to be selective. Keep writing. Keep querying. Don't give up. #querytip #pubtip #amquerying #writerslife
LitRejections @LitRejectionsIt does not matter how many rejections you have received this year. All that matters is that you don’t quit. EVER. #persevere #believein2018 pic.twitter.com/1GmILQt5JC
FYI, I don't represent middle grade fiction. If you query me with a MG project, it's a pass. If you want to know what I'm acquiring, please look at my pinned tweet or check our website: theseymouragency.com. #amquerying #querytip #amwriting
I know you're excited when #amquerying, but most agents won't open attachments, including query, sample pages, & the MS, unless we requested the material. I want to see the blurb (like the back cover of a book), a short bio, & 1st 5 pages in body of email. #querytip #pubtip