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€¦
139 MSWL
124 Queries
88 Tips

Q2: Adult romance. Letter isn't even addressed to me. Can't understand the plot and the language is too flowery. Pass. #tenqueries

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€¦
139 MSWL
124 Queries
88 Tips

Q1: YA fantasy featuring magical pirates. Cool concept, but the world building is confusing! Pass. #tenqueries

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€¦
139 MSWL
124 Queries
88 Tips

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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€¦
139 MSWL
124 Queries
88 Tips

Q10: New Adult. Shy girl joins a band plot has been done too many times. And I'm confused by the choice of setting. Pass. #tenqueries

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€¦
139 MSWL
124 Queries
88 Tips

Q9: Middle grade mystery/humor/adventure. Word count seems too low and I'm not connecting w/the topic which seems too educational. Pass. #tenqueries

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€¦
139 MSWL
124 Queries
88 Tips

Q8: YA Paranormal. ANGELS AND DEVILS--NO THANKS. At this point, it feels like many authors aren't even bothering to research me. And it's frustrating. Big pass. #tenqueries

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€¦
139 MSWL
124 Queries
88 Tips

Q7: YA Sci-Fi. I'm usually more cautious about stories set in space, but this has a great summary w/ a clear set up of the protagonist's motives and conflict. Request. #tenqueries

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€¦
139 MSWL
124 Queries
88 Tips

Q6: Adult or New Adult? The premise feels like it's been done a million times and I believe it will be too literary for my tastes. Pass. #tenqueries

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€¦
139 MSWL
124 Queries
88 Tips

Q5: YA Paranormal. I don't understand the world and the magical creatures feel too out there for me. Pass. #tenqueries

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€¦
139 MSWL
124 Queries
88 Tips

Q4: YA Paranormal mystery. Tone is stiff and I can tell the author doesn't think highly of teens. This will be too didactic. Pass. #tenqueries

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€¦
139 MSWL
124 Queries
88 Tips

Q3: YA RomCom. A dash of adventure, romance, fun, and with a great voice. Request. #tenqueries

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€¦
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Q2: I'm not sure of the genre. The summary feels like the author wanted to combine every commercial idea into a Frankenstory. Pass. #tenqueries

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€¦
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124 Queries
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Q1: Adult Sci-Fi. Very confusing summary and no clarification of character relationships or world. Pass. #tenqueries

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€¦
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124 Queries
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Q10: YA Sci-fi. Summary started off really strong and then became increasingly more confusing. Pass #tenqueries

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€¦
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Q9: YA Fantasy. Very stilted writing. Pass. #tenqueries

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€¦
139 MSWL
124 Queries
88 Tips

Q8: Children's. Series of short chapter books that adapt classics for children. The format is difficult and the concept is totally unoriginal. Pass. #tenqueries

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€¦
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124 Queries
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Q7: Sci-fi. Space is difficult, but more than that, I'm not following the plot summary. And is this YA or adult? Pass. #tenqueries

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€¦
139 MSWL
124 Queries
88 Tips

Q6: YA Urban Fantasy. Not sure I'm 100% sold on the plot, but the letter is very well written and it has an original concept. Request. #tenqueries

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€¦
139 MSWL
124 Queries
88 Tips

Q5: YA Fantasy. Interesting premise, but confusing world. Pass. #tenqueries

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€¦
139 MSWL
124 Queries
88 Tips

Q4: Says it's YA, but has a 10 year old MC. Themes are too dark for that age + ANGELS, which I've stated multiple times I don't want. Pass. #tenqueries