Melissa Edwards

Literary Agent

Stonesong

Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.

Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
205 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips

#querytip naming your doc something like "47th draft, gahhhhhhh" isn't a great marketing technique. (Hyperbole, but for realz.)

Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
205 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips

#QueryTip the more time you talk about the query letter in the query, the less time you're talking about your book.

Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
205 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips

If your SFF ms. involves a ton of jargon, I'm probably not your best agent. #querytip

Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
205 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips

For the love of all that is holy, name your .doc with your name and the name of your manuscript. #querytip

Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
205 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips
Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
205 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips
Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
205 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips
Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
205 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips
Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
205 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips

To you it might not bear repeating, but to some this might be new: no attachments ever on a query #querytip

Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
205 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips

Where did the advice come from that names are supposed to be capped in a query? I don't like that advice. #querytip

Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
205 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips

General #querytip: there *probably* shouldn't be scare quotes in your query.

Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
205 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips
Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
205 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips

Thinking about signing up for my query webinar? It's not too late! Live on 2/25! bit.ly/1JBTedV #querytip https://t.co/SbSgCdVFE6

Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
205 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips

Whenever I think about #querytip, I hear it in the cadence of "Dirty Pop." https://t.co/u2TsURBuBB

Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
205 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips

Here's a #querytip: take my webinar through @WritersDigest and I can show you the way! writersdigestshop.com/the-art-of-que… https://t.co/YlLzc6dkqh

Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
205 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips
Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
205 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips

"Dear Agent" translates to "Dear Agent I Was Too Lazy to Even Name." #Querytip don't. Though if you're reading tips, you're not the problem.

Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
205 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips

#Genre #QueryTip: I am not a fan of historical fiction (for any age group) and will not read anything WWII related, even tangentially.

Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
205 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips

"Hi To Whom It May Concern, I see you are looking for authors who write books." This is your competition, authors. #querytip

Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Personal account, thus most of my tweets are about TV, movies, and books. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
205 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips

#QueryTip: don't send me a personal message on LinkedIn. It's weird.