Michelle Richterđź“š
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. Adjunct @PacePublishing @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
47 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips

If taking the time to use my email address, why not address me by name? First name OK with me, or Ms. Richter if you prefer #querytip

Michelle Richterđź“š
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. Adjunct @PacePublishing @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
47 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips

When thinking of crime fiction in Ireland, I'd rather have Tana French than Andrew Greeley. More grit, less soft rain. #querytip

Michelle Richterđź“š
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. Adjunct @PacePublishing @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
47 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips

An exclamation point in your subject line seems demanding IMHO #querytip

Michelle Richterđź“š
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. Adjunct @PacePublishing @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
47 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips

LinkedIn invites sent to my query address only get deleted, never accepted. #querytip

Michelle Richterđź“š
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. Adjunct @PacePublishing @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
47 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips
Michelle Richterđź“š
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. Adjunct @PacePublishing @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
47 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips
Michelle Richterđź“š
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. Adjunct @PacePublishing @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
47 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips

Learn from this mistake: don't toss off comment that then makes an agent fall down a Google rabbit hole and forget all abt yr bk. #querytip

Michelle Richterđź“š
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. Adjunct @PacePublishing @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
47 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips

I don't believe in no response=not interested. So if you haven't heard yet, I haven't read yet. #querytip

Michelle Richterđź“š
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. Adjunct @PacePublishing @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
47 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips

Sometimes a title jumps out at me and makes me read your query 1st. Sometimes it's a bad title. That usually ends badly though. #querytip

Michelle Richterđź“š
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. Adjunct @PacePublishing @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
47 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips

No need for crazy font and type size changes in your queries.Looking for content. #querytip

Michelle Richterđź“š
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. Adjunct @PacePublishing @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
47 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips

If you think forwarding the response to your queries from another agency is an adequate query for me, you're wrong. Deleting. #querytip

Michelle Richterđź“š
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. Adjunct @PacePublishing @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
47 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips

Please don't waste the precious first lines of your query telling me how hard it is to write a query. We know. #querytip

Michelle Richterđź“š
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. Adjunct @PacePublishing @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
47 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips

If you say "I probably shouldn't be doing this" or "This is probably a bad idea", you should stop & listen to yourself. #querytip #lifetip

Michelle Richterđź“š
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. Adjunct @PacePublishing @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
47 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips

Queries that don't work: ones where writers denigrate themselves, agents, or publishers. #querytip

Michelle Richterđź“š
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. Adjunct @PacePublishing @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
47 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips

Got a very classy response to a rejection. Accepting bad news gracefully is something we all need to do. Me included. #querytip

Michelle Richterđź“š
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. Adjunct @PacePublishing @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
47 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips

Writers, if you're sending me a query, and the email address doesn't contain the word query, you're sending to the wrong place. #querytip

Michelle Richterđź“š
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. Adjunct @PacePublishing @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
47 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips

Usually not a good idea to switch publishers/agents mid-series. And we wonder why you'd want to. #querytip

Michelle Richterđź“š
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. Adjunct @PacePublishing @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
47 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips

When I read a query, I want to know what the book's about RIGHT AWAY. No philosophizing or justifying. Just give me the plot. #querytip

Michelle Richterđź“š
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. Adjunct @PacePublishing @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
47 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips

If a plot point in your synopsis makes me curse, that's probably a bad sign. Implausible or just too convenient twists=worrisome. #querytip

Michelle Richterđź“š
@Michrichter1
Literary Agent
@FuseLiterary Senior Agent. Murder=my fave. Adjunct @PacePublishing @SINCNational member. She/her. Query Manager link: QueryMe.Online/MichelleRichter
47 MSWL
9 AskAgent
1575 Queries
72 Tips

Don't know which blog/twitter/website said I'm interested in SciFi but they were misinformed. #querytip