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

Here's a #querytip: don't query in the voice of your main character, especially if they're a murderer.

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

Here’s a #querytip: read the submission guidelines for the agent you’re interested in. Check their agency website and don’t go by any secondhand source telling you how to approach them.

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

Using racist language is never going to make me want to read your work. Even if you're condemning racism. Nope. #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 think you need a subject line? I have never requested more material from a query w/o a subject. #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

Here's a #querytip: please keep a spreadsheet/list of agents queried so you don't send the same thing to someone who already passed on it.

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

I ask for the 1st 20 pages bec I want to see a sample of your writing. If you don't include them, it's automatically a pass. #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 query agents BEFORE you self-pub, not after. #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

There are resources available to define sub-categories of mystery, romance, and SFF. Use them to find the right agent 4 u. #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

Know what genre your book actually is, and what an agent reps. Don't understand the terminology? Research it! #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've already pubbed your book, I probably can't do anything for that same book. So, query first please. #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

Unless it's a Twitter pitch event, pitching me here is never going to work. #querytip #protip

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

Help me see how good you are. Follow my submission guidelines and tell me about your story. The plot. Not how to feel abt it. #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 just got a query that told me how to feel about the query, was super long, and included no pages. It did not grab me. #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 the word query is not in my email address, you've sent your query 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

Writers, please don't have someone else query for you. #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

You all know that commenting on an agent's physical appearance in a query is not a good idea, right? #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

And if you've queried me in May-July, I'm still reviewing them. #querytip