Mary C. Moore

Literary Agent

Kimberley Cameron & Associates Literary Agenc

Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.

Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

I get this question a lot. Can an author write in multiple genres? (Answer: it’s complicated.) Great post on it via @PubCrawlBlog publishingcrawl.com/2018/10/23/swi… #pubtip

Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

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. marycmoore.com/index.php/2018… #pubtip #querytip #submissions

Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips
Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips
Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips
Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

Why Submission Response Times Vary So Dramatically: A Literary Agent Breaks It Down marycmoore.com/index.php/2017… #askagent #pubtip

Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

Great article debut authors! 10 Things I Learned About Publishing from My Debut Series publishingcrawl.com/2017/06/26/10-… via @PubCrawlBlog #pubtip

Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips
Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips
Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips
Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips
Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

"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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

Conference Etiquette: Advice From A Literary Agent marycmoore.com/index.php/2016… #querytip #pubtip #askagent https://t.co/XWEefGRdDP

Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips