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 · 6 Mar 2017

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 · 23 Dec 2016

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 · 23 Dec 2016

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 · 26 Oct 2016

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

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 28 Jul 2016

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 · 14 Jul 2016

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 · 16 Feb 2016

When I see the word "buxom" on 1st page, whatever I'm drinking comes out my nose. #queryfail #slushpile #writetip

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 21 Dec 2015

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 · 7 Dec 2015

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 · 13 Nov 2015

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