Jessica Alvarez @AgentJessicaA@bookendslit @AuthorMeganVD Hmm. I think both paranormal and fantasy romance are tough right now, though I’m not looking for either subgenre. Maybe @NaomisLitPix or @wensday95 has more to add?
Svea Vocke @svea_vocke@NaomisLitPix @bookendslit Hi! Do you also rep MG fantasy? And I’ve heard upper-MG might be a hard sell these days - have you see that too?#askagent (Sorry, Just realizing I missed time slot!)
Jean-Maré @jeanmaregag@NaomisLitPix @bookendslit It’s also plot A romance. So not paranormal? Do I query with YA fantasy/romance alone?
Jean-Maré @jeanmaregag@NaomisLitPix @bookendslit I use an existing town so my world is real, but there’s magic and romance. But could it be fantasy and paranormal as well?
Christine Roome @CSRoome@NaomisLitPix @bookendslit Is time travel / historical fiction considered magical realism or fantasy or neither? Think Outlander for teens. The only magic is in the time travel. #AskAgent
Lynn Hooghiemstra @Nicky_Adams_Pen@bookendslit @NaomisLitPix #AskAgent is there still a market for WWII ? Either in YA or NA?
KFSwann @KfSwann@bookendslit #askAgent If an agent asks for the full manuscript and then passes, is it okay to ask for feedback so you address the issues or does that annoy the agent?
Rochele Smit @RocheleSmitInciting incident. I see so much conflicting advice out there from workshops, articles, editors etc. Where do you as an agent like to see it when reading submitted YA materials? 1st 5? 1st Ch? 2nd Ch? Thanks so much! ❤️ #AskAgent
katydid 🦗 not come in peace @KatyLapierre@NaomisLitPix @bookendslit How important are comps? And, when trying to find good ones, is it best to focus on plot/theme, or something else? #AskAgent
Michelle A. Morales 🌺✨🏞 @shelldoodle1@NaomisLitPix @bookendslit I have an A SFF that I've split into two books for the purpose of WC(approx. 160k when put together). Should I mention this in a query or query it as one book? Note: Book1 has its own plot and stakes, Book 2 explores plot opened in Book1 and resolution.
Michael Scott Phillips @GreyOwlStudio@NaomisLitPix @bookendslit Thank you!
I ultimately agreed with your feedback and gave the opening of my ms a significant overhaul. I'm actually more excited about first four chapters now.
🧠🌈 Steve Asbell is Stimming @rainforestgardn@Magnus919 @BookEndsKim @NaomisLitPix I think a lot of other autistics keep it to themselves because they are afraid of the stigma. Hopefully we can help change that! #askagent
JO Writes @writes_jo@NaomisLitPix @bookendslit A follow up - the only real feedback I got said the first 3 chapters left him wanting more, and that the characters were fun and interesting, but at the same time it felt generic and didn't do enough to distance itself from Harry Potter. Any advice on interpreting that?
Joanne Roberts @BookishAmbitionWould you say that you personally are very hands on or editorial with your clients? Thanks #askagent
Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim@rainforestgardn I'm certainly eager to find more neurodiverse authors and characters! With the success of The Kiss Quotient and others, publishers have definitely opened up to more representation of autistic individuals. I know it's especially a goal for @NaomisLitPix and me.
Absolutely this. 100%. #askagent
Gretchen A.Van Lente @GretchenVanLent@NaomisLitPix third person family drama. The main characters is trying to piece together the story of her family, and she is hearing stories from people. And I am hoping the story tellers are visual, showing, not telling what happened. Thanks if you can enlighten me.
Told: "I watched her walk along, feeling helpless. She looked so sad. I didn't know what to do."
Shown: "She walked along,her head hung, dashing away tears every few minutes w/the back of her hand. I reached for her, but pulled my hand back. How could I help?"
Evette @EisforEarnest#askagent #mswl Pardon me if I'm intruding. Anyone can answer this and multiple answers from multiple persons are appreciated. I'm trying to learn.
What do you wish writers knew before they started their writing/publishing journey?
Not intruding! Ask agent anytime. :-)
I wish authors knew that rejection happens at every stage of the game - before rep, on sub after rep, and even bad reviews later. It's something to learn to embrace, not to fear. And it isn't indicative of your value as a creator. #askagent
David Rozansky @DavidRozanskyQ from @CelesteHarte: Hello, I was wondering if someone could answer something that just occurred to me; do agents consider writing sites like Wattpad to be self-publishing? And does that hinder chances of representation? #AskAgent #AskPublisher
I do consider Wattpad etc self publishing. If something has a ridiculously high number of readers there is a chance I can interest a publisher in it, but in general I stay away from watty projects. Best to bring an agent something fresh. #askagent Others may feel differently tho!