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

Dear writers, I'm grateful most of you aren't like this jerk. Otherwise I would have closed submissions long ago. #agentlife #queryfail

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

Tell me again how your work has no comparables and you're a writer not reader. #slushpile making me snarky today #dontwastemytime #queryfail

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 empathize with new writers stumbling on sub guidelines. But if you're such a newb, how'd you get my not-public email address? #queryfail

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

A writer just called me spoiled for rejecting his work. Because that makes sense. #agentlife #queryfail

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 tried to trick me into thinking I'd requested their sub. It didn't work. #queryfail
I know my #slushpile.

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

Ignored my sub guidelines & that I'm closed to queries, didn't bother to remove "fwd" from the subject. #queryfail

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

When I see the word "buxom" on 1st page, whatever I'm drinking comes out my nose. #queryfail #slushpile #writetip https://t.co/cO6G3Zx0zw

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

Huh, query letter with only a name and an attachment of sample writing. Not sure what to do with that. #slushpile #queryfail

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

Blows me away that I still get mass query letters that aren't even in my genre, with all the info available out there. #queryfail #slushpile

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

Old hat for savvy writers, but had 3 subs today w/ unnecessary prologues that weighed down the oh-so-important opening. #writetip #queryfail