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Brianne Johnson is temporarily closed to queries
@SecretAgentBri
Literary Agent
pottery teacher, Muggle tolerator, Literary Agent @HGLiterary . querymanager.com/BrianneJohnson
10 MSWL
27 AskAgent
31 Queries
3 Tips

Rachel Tomlinson @RachLTomlinson

@SecretAgentBri What trends are you seeing in #PB publishing? And in such an overcrowded market what makes a pb manuscript sing to you?
Replying to @RachLTomlinson

Something that hits literally every note--humor, heart, gentle message that strikes a chord, originality, sales hook. It's a tall order, but in a crowded market, I kinda need all of it #askagent

Brianne Johnson is temporarily closed to queries
@SecretAgentBri
Literary Agent
pottery teacher, Muggle tolerator, Literary Agent @HGLiterary . querymanager.com/BrianneJohnson
10 MSWL
27 AskAgent
31 Queries
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Bridget Baker @BGBakerWrites

@SecretAgentBri Also, do you read your own fulls? Or have an assistant pre screen them?
Replying to @BGBakerWrites

Sometimes I ask for a second opinion from my assistant or our intern, but I ALWAYS read a full--in full--myself, before offering rep, no matter how glowing my reads are. #askagent

Brianne Johnson is temporarily closed to queries
@SecretAgentBri
Literary Agent
pottery teacher, Muggle tolerator, Literary Agent @HGLiterary . querymanager.com/BrianneJohnson
10 MSWL
27 AskAgent
31 Queries
3 Tips
Brianne Johnson is temporarily closed to queries
@SecretAgentBri
Literary Agent
pottery teacher, Muggle tolerator, Literary Agent @HGLiterary . querymanager.com/BrianneJohnson
10 MSWL
27 AskAgent
31 Queries
3 Tips
Brianne Johnson is temporarily closed to queries
@SecretAgentBri
Literary Agent
pottery teacher, Muggle tolerator, Literary Agent @HGLiterary . querymanager.com/BrianneJohnson
10 MSWL
27 AskAgent
31 Queries
3 Tips
Brianne Johnson is temporarily closed to queries
@SecretAgentBri
Literary Agent
pottery teacher, Muggle tolerator, Literary Agent @HGLiterary . querymanager.com/BrianneJohnson
10 MSWL
27 AskAgent
31 Queries
3 Tips

Koji @KojiADae

@SecretAgentBri Thanks for doing this!

1) Do you look at a potential client's website, and if you do, what do you like to see?
Replying to @KojiADae

If you're unpublished, a good social media following does help, as well as perhaps a blog--maybe a good landing page with a link to a blog/social accounts, and a brief bio to start #askagent

Brianne Johnson is temporarily closed to queries
@SecretAgentBri
Literary Agent
pottery teacher, Muggle tolerator, Literary Agent @HGLiterary . querymanager.com/BrianneJohnson
10 MSWL
27 AskAgent
31 Queries
3 Tips
Brianne Johnson is temporarily closed to queries
@SecretAgentBri
Literary Agent
pottery teacher, Muggle tolerator, Literary Agent @HGLiterary . querymanager.com/BrianneJohnson
10 MSWL
27 AskAgent
31 Queries
3 Tips
Brianne Johnson is temporarily closed to queries
@SecretAgentBri
Literary Agent
pottery teacher, Muggle tolerator, Literary Agent @HGLiterary . querymanager.com/BrianneJohnson
10 MSWL
27 AskAgent
31 Queries
3 Tips

Michele Thornton @michelethorn

@SecretAgentBri What's your favorite dark comedy in YA?
Replying to @michelethorn

One I just sold! That we will announce soon! Omg that was so unhelpful, sorry! 💩 Fave MG dark comedy is @HollyMMGrant's LEAGUE OF BEASTLY DREADFULS. Hard to come up with YA comps, what's yours? #askagent

Brianne Johnson is temporarily closed to queries
@SecretAgentBri
Literary Agent
pottery teacher, Muggle tolerator, Literary Agent @HGLiterary . querymanager.com/BrianneJohnson
10 MSWL
27 AskAgent
31 Queries
3 Tips
Brianne Johnson is temporarily closed to queries
@SecretAgentBri
Literary Agent
pottery teacher, Muggle tolerator, Literary Agent @HGLiterary . querymanager.com/BrianneJohnson
10 MSWL
27 AskAgent
31 Queries
3 Tips

Laura Todd Carns @LauraToddCarns

@SecretAgentBri Is it an automatic turn-off if someone lists critically-acclaimed, much-buzzed-about books as comps?
Replying to @LauraToddCarns

Not necessarily, but I would definitely mix in some genre-appropriate, successful but perhaps not HUGE-huge comps. If you tell me that your book is TWILIGHT meets HARRY POTTER, I might give you just a liiiil side eye 👀 #askagent

Brianne Johnson is temporarily closed to queries
@SecretAgentBri
Literary Agent
pottery teacher, Muggle tolerator, Literary Agent @HGLiterary . querymanager.com/BrianneJohnson
10 MSWL
27 AskAgent
31 Queries
3 Tips

M.E. Walker @MEWalker7

@SecretAgentBri Does YA have to have romance to be enticing? #askagent
Replying to @MEWalker7

Not necessarily, but I find a romance--or sexual exploration of some kind--often helps. It definitely doesn't have to be the central relationship! It can be a secondary, or even tertiary element. And it definitely does not have to be happily ever after. #askagent

Brianne Johnson is temporarily closed to queries
@SecretAgentBri
Literary Agent
pottery teacher, Muggle tolerator, Literary Agent @HGLiterary . querymanager.com/BrianneJohnson
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27 AskAgent
31 Queries
3 Tips

Miri C Golden @MaryCWallis

@SecretAgentBri What’s your process for subbing to editors?Is there an established relationship? How does that all work?
Replying to @MaryCWallis

Yes ma'am! One of my favorite parts of the job is going to lunch with editors. We're all book nerds, and it's always fun. I get to know what they're looking for and try my best to deliver it #askagent

Brianne Johnson is temporarily closed to queries
@SecretAgentBri
Literary Agent
pottery teacher, Muggle tolerator, Literary Agent @HGLiterary . querymanager.com/BrianneJohnson
10 MSWL
27 AskAgent
31 Queries
3 Tips

Brett Rushing @BrettRushing

@SecretAgentBri are portal fantasies dead on arrival in an agent’s inbox? #askagent
Replying to @BrettRushing

It's a crowded field, but not necessarily. If you feel yours is fresh/brings something new to the table, lead with that angle in your query letter #askagent

Brianne Johnson is temporarily closed to queries
@SecretAgentBri
Literary Agent
pottery teacher, Muggle tolerator, Literary Agent @HGLiterary . querymanager.com/BrianneJohnson
10 MSWL
27 AskAgent
31 Queries
3 Tips
Brianne Johnson is temporarily closed to queries
@SecretAgentBri
Literary Agent
pottery teacher, Muggle tolerator, Literary Agent @HGLiterary . querymanager.com/BrianneJohnson
10 MSWL
27 AskAgent
31 Queries
3 Tips
Brianne Johnson is temporarily closed to queries
@SecretAgentBri
Literary Agent
pottery teacher, Muggle tolerator, Literary Agent @HGLiterary . querymanager.com/BrianneJohnson
10 MSWL
27 AskAgent
31 Queries
3 Tips