Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, TerpšŸ¢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWeksteā€¦
138 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips

#querytip Keep your query letter professional, especially if you haven't spoken with me before. Don't try to be cute like we're pals.

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, TerpšŸ¢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWeksteā€¦
138 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips

Authors, don't try to bypass the assistant. We are the gatekeepers! Our bosses don't appreciate being dragged into unsolicited calls #querytip

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, TerpšŸ¢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWeksteā€¦
138 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips

Novellas can be a great tool to increase interest in a series and provide more background info that didn't make it into the main novels. But as standalones, I'll reject right away--as soon as I see the word count. #querytip

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, TerpšŸ¢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWeksteā€¦
138 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips

If you reply to a rejection, your response will get sent to my query folder and I won't see it until months later! If you really do want to discuss something with me, make sure you don't have the word "Query" in your subject. #querytip #amagenting

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, TerpšŸ¢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWeksteā€¦
138 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips

#querytip Before you send your query, ask a friend who knows nothing about your book to read the summary to see if they fully understand it.

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, TerpšŸ¢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWeksteā€¦
138 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips

#querytip You probably don't need more than 2 comps.

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, TerpšŸ¢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWeksteā€¦
138 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips

No need to be gimmicky in your query letters. I don't want to "hear from your characters." Just follow the basic format. #querytip

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, TerpšŸ¢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWeksteā€¦
138 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips

#querytip Make sure your name is somewhere in your query. You'd be surprised how many people forget this detail. And your project title!

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, TerpšŸ¢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWeksteā€¦
138 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips

I've posted this before, but I think it's super helpful, so I'm reposting! publishingcrawl.com/2015/08/14/queā€¦ #querytip

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, TerpšŸ¢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWeksteā€¦
138 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips

#querytip Only query an agent with one project at a time.

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, TerpšŸ¢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWeksteā€¦
138 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips

Guys, Writers House does not represent screenplays. Books only please! #querytip

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, TerpšŸ¢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWeksteā€¦
138 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips
Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, TerpšŸ¢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWeksteā€¦
138 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips

Pet peeve: Queries that begin with,"imagine you live in a world where..." Instead, describe your characters' experiences #querytip

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, TerpšŸ¢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWeksteā€¦
138 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips

Please authors, please, please, please don't reply to rejections-especially if you're going to be mean. It's really unprofessional #querytip

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, TerpšŸ¢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWeksteā€¦
138 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips

Please remember to put the word "query" somewhere in your subject line or your email won't get sorted into the correct folder. #querytip

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, TerpšŸ¢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWeksteā€¦
138 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips

Getting lots of weird titles in my slush. Look at comps from your genre to see what is catchy right now! #querytip

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, TerpšŸ¢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWeksteā€¦
138 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips

#querytip I don't need to hear that your readers love your book. Instead, tell me why you think I'll love it. What's amazing about it?

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, TerpšŸ¢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWeksteā€¦
138 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips

#querytip Your book cannot be six different genres. And if it is, you need to rethink things. Stick with one or two.

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, TerpšŸ¢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWeksteā€¦
138 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips

#querytip Whatever you send to my boss, Al Zuckerman, is also read by me, so please don't query both of us--especially if one of us rejects!

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, TerpšŸ¢, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to QueryManager.com/SamanthaWeksteā€¦
138 MSWL
124 Queries
87 Tips