Mary C. Moore

@Mary_C_Moore

Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek. Closed to submissions until October 14.

Bay Area

Kimberley Cameron & Associates

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 27 May 2014

"Dear Sir/Madam," makes my teeth start grinding. #slushpile

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 6 May 2014

Van Morrison in background while reading submissions. Makes me more accepting than if it was say, Black Sabbath (who I also love) #slushpile

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 24 Apr 2014

Be careful when spelling "thorough." See a lot of "She was very through in her search."#writetip #slushpile

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 23 Apr 2014

Ah! Three page query in all blue font! My eyes! My eyes! #slushpile http://t.co/Mckgj54dML

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 23 Apr 2014

Happy hump day. When I see a submission I like I'm like this guy:
#slushpile #amediting http://t.co/AnqRWzHCo5

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 8 Apr 2014

Around twenty percent of submissions are well written. Acceptance or rejection are subjective at that point. #askagent #slushpile

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 31 Mar 2014

"seemed to" is 99% of the time an unnecessary turn of phrase #writetip #slushpile #amediting

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 24 Mar 2014

Well that's one way to pitch: Woman Sues Halle Berry and Amanda Bynes So She Can Pitch a Script jezebel.com/woman-sues-hal… #slushpile

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 12 Mar 2014

Watch out for "then" versus "than" in your submissions. Take the then/than quiz: waikato.ac.nz/students/stude… #writetip #slushpile

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 3 Mar 2014

Query actually had "unfinished manuscript" in subject line. Sigh. #slushpile http://t.co/DxKzl4RGw1

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 3 Mar 2014

It's amazing how many submissions start with a dream. It's not an instant rejection, but it doesn't help. #writetip #slushpile #ameditor

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 5 Feb 2014

First 12 pages are single-spaced italicized prose. Head. Bang. On. Desk. Bang. Bang. Bang. #slushpile #amediting

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 31 Jan 2014

Bangorrhea-see too much of it in the #slushpile. “@HuffPostBooks: 3 punctuation marks you should be using more often huff.to/1em20KA