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 · 23 Oct 2018

I get this question a lot. Can an author write in multiple genres? (Answer: it’s complicated.) Great post on it via @PubCrawlBlog… #pubtip

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 1 May 2018

My latest --> The Evolving Client List: Notes From A Literary Agent
How an agent's tastes change and why you may suddenly get an offer on a project after months and months.… #pubtip #querytip #submissions

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 8 Apr 2018

An author brand is important, even for yet-to-be-published. When you start critically thinking about your brand, you begin to understand your target audience, which agents to target, how you want to be published etc. Carving out this path ahead of time will be beneficial. #pubtip

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 29 Mar 2018

Writers. When we suggest your debut be under 100k, it’s not an arbitrary rule. Publishing is a business with a bottom line. A debut is a financial gamble. Books over 100k cost more to print, store, ship, thus a publisher will be less willing to gamble on your 180k tomb. #pubtip

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 30 Jun 2017

Why Submission Response Times Vary So Dramatically: A Literary Agent Breaks It Down… #askagent #pubtip

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 26 Jun 2017

Great article debut authors! 10 Things I Learned About Publishing from My Debut Series… via @PubCrawlBlog #pubtip

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 19 Apr 2017

If you're writing fantasy, it's good to be an avid reader of the genre to avoid its overdone tropes. E.g. -
#writetip #querytip #pubtip

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 27 Sep 2016

If you've been published before, give us the name of your publisher in your query! Believe me, we will be looking it up. #querytip #pubtip

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 8 Aug 2016

SFF writers! Avoid made-up words in your title. If the title's hard to remember, the submission won't stick. #pubtip

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 19 Feb 2016

In a pitch, avoid cliche lines without context, e.g. "will love conquer in the end or will she lose everything?" Tell us YOUR story. #pubtip

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 23 Jan 2016

"Authors are so eager to publish they are ready to give it away. So they do." @Curtis_Agency talking about need for more patience. #pubtip

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 14 Jan 2016

Conference Etiquette: Advice From A Literary Agent… #querytip #pubtip #askagent