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: Adult sci-fi. Compelling premise, but no description of the main characters. Still I'm intrigued enough to read the sample, but it starts dialogue heavy with too many characters speaking without any setup as to who they are. 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: YA Rom Com w/inspirational sports plot, theatre, and a huge family component. Yes, please!! 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

Q9: Adult literary fiction. I do not do this genre. 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: Chapter book, but wayyyy too short. 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 paranormal. Honestly not sure what is happening in the plot summary. Lists a bunch of my favorite comps, but I'm not sure how they apply to the story. 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 sci-fi alien invasion story. Not a very original take. 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 Fantasy. Interesting premise, but the writing in the letter did little to pull me in. 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
88 Tips

Q4: Adult Fantasy. Spends 1st paragraph talking about how the author is motivated to be a storyteller w/no focus on the story they want to pitch. Plot summary is too brief and 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€¦
139 MSWL
124 Queries
88 Tips

Q3: Adult fantasy. Good personalization, but I'm immediately confused by the 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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Q2: YA Fantasy. Takes 3 paragraphs before the writer even begins talking about their story. 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 historical. Interesting setting, but the role and goal of the MC in that world are unclear. 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

Q10: Nonfiction--doesn't really seem like it fits with my parameters, nor is the subject matter entirely clear. 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
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Q9: Women's fiction. Opens with a passage from the novel. I hate this! I want a plot summary! And from what I gather it's pretty cliche. 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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Q8: Adult women's fiction. Really fun concept, but the way the letter is written is totally 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

Q7: Adult historical. Letter focuses on explaining the time period and not on the characters and their journey. 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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Q6:: Adult sci-fi. Poorly written letter. 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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Q5: Didn't even get through the whole letter. It began with rhetorical questions, no genre, no title, and a confusing summary. 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: Adult fantasy. I'm on the fence. Not sure I will connect with the morally ambiguous MC, but will read the first chapter. #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 paranormal. MC is too old for the genre. And ANGELS, which we all know I don't like. Pass. #tenqueries