Mary C. Moore


Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch. Closed to queries for now.

Bay Area

Kimberley Cameron & Associates

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 10 Jul 2019

This business isn't a simple yes or no. I passed on a manuscript I absolutely loved. Why? Because I wasn't sure how I would shop it. They got another offer so it was in their best interest I step aside for the clearer vision. #askagent

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 22 Mar 2019

When pitching your manuscript, avoid stating how the audience will react or what they will learn.

Art will be interpreted by the individual. Yes it’s your art and your intention, but you can’t make the reader feel by telling them how to.

#querytip #writetip #askagent

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 10 Mar 2019

If I pass on your submission but ask to see future work, I mean it. I saw potential in your writing and hope your next will land it.

But please, don’t send me shelved projects. I’m looking for your growth as an author, and old work won’t show me that. #querytip #askagent

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 30 Nov 2017

I did a Q&A with @sangeeta_editor on @JaneFriedman blog. @DongWon also joined in answering some provocative Qs! Ethics & the Literary Agent: What Rights Do Authors Have? #querytip

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 17 Aug 2017

A writer as a main character makes me wary, I wonder how much of the author's ego is tied up in the story. #askagent #writetip

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 11 Feb 2017

Avoid telling the agent how they will interpret your story in your query. Each reader will have a different experience. #querytip #askagent

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 19 Sep 2016

I'll be at #CCWC2016 next weekend! Come join me and get FREE PCS. Register code “AuthorFan”. @CCWritersCon #askagent

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 9 Mar 2016

Amuses me when authors who have obviously done their research on me, submit a trope I don't like anyway. Scrappy and no harm done! #askagent

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 9 Feb 2016

Pitching me at @SFWC? Prepare and read my post on conference pitch tips!… #askagent #writertip

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 2 Feb 2016

Fyi, I will be closing to queries March 1st until the end of summer. More info coming. #askagent #query

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 9 Jan 2016

My latest #querytip blog post. How to Format Your Fiction Submission:… #askagent

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 7 Jan 2016

Sign up to meet with me 1:1 and pitch your project at the @SDSUWritersConf this month. Learn more: #askagent #query

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 22 Nov 2015

Don't stress if you make a tiny mistake on a sub. We can tell the difference between that and not paying attention to guidelines. #askagent