Rachel Brooks

@RachMBrooks

Agent at BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslit . Cat mom. She/her. Query form: QueryMe.Online/RachelBrooks

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Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · 24 Oct 2015

P.S. Can you tell I'm reading queries today? Ha! Sorry to those who didn't want to see a giant #querytip thread. Back to normal programming!

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · 24 Oct 2015

.@thebooksluts Some people lead with a huge bio, and barely state anything about the novel, as if the bio is sufficient. It's not! #querytip

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · 24 Oct 2015

I don't mind if you do not have a degree, connections, awards, etc., because if your manuscript rocks that doesn't matter! :) #querytip

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · 24 Oct 2015

You don't need to list phone day/time availability in your query. Premature at this stage. Agent hasn't even asked for full yet. #querytip

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · 24 Oct 2015

#querytip: Claiming your manuscript will make us both rich or a bestseller makes you sound ignorant of publishing realities. And arrogant.

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · 17 Oct 2015

I've said this before: passes are nothing against YOU. Most of YOU are lovely. If your book is not a fit, it's not a fit. #querytip

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · 17 Oct 2015

Editors & agents talk. Agents talk to other agents. Editors talk to other editors. Catch more flies with honey, ya know? #querytip #lifetip

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · 17 Oct 2015

If you have an author website, twitter, etc., it's helpful to include that in your query. Below your signature is a great spot! :) #querytip

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · 17 Oct 2015

No need to "pre-query" agents, asking if they want to see your query about X. Send the query & we use that to properly assess. #querytip

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · 4 Aug 2015

A teardown + false statement about your genre tells 1) you don't respect the genre you write in & 2) you haven't read much in it #querytip

Rachel Brooks @RachMBrooks · 13 Jul 2015

It's not rude to take time after an agent's offer of rep to contact the other agents, talk to writer buds & decide. Smart actually #querytip