Shira Hoffman


Literary Agent @McIntoshandOtis , singer, dancer, animal lover, abuser of exclamation marks and all around literary geek!

New York, NY

McIntosh & Otis

Shira Hoffman @ShiraSHoffman · 18 Oct 2016

Don't query agents at their main emails if they have a seperate query email! All they are going to do is forward it anyways #querytip

Shira Hoffman @ShiraSHoffman · 15 Oct 2016

So much time travel romance! It's not my thing so send elsewhere. It's too close to historical. #querytip

Shira Hoffman @ShiraSHoffman · 30 Aug 2016

New #querytip. Do NOT center the text in your query. Makes it very difficult to read! Especially in outlook.

Shira Hoffman @ShiraSHoffman · 21 Jul 2016

Pro tip. If you have an "offer of representation" and you are emailing an agent to tell them put it in the subject line #querytip

Shira Hoffman @ShiraSHoffman · 30 Jun 2016

Please don't send submissions to my my main email! You are not cutting the line, you are just irritating the agent #querytip

Shira Hoffman @ShiraSHoffman · 21 Apr 2016

If you compare yourself to a NYTBS author in your query had better bring it, otherwise you are setting yoursellf up for failure #querytip

Shira Hoffman @ShiraSHoffman · 31 Mar 2016

Probably best not to open your query or chapter with violent rapes or assaults. Most agents are women and feminists #querytip

Shira Hoffman @ShiraSHoffman · 30 Mar 2016

Before hitting send on your query make sure to proofread. Then let your query sit overnight and proofread again #querytip

Shira Hoffman @ShiraSHoffman · 29 Mar 2016

Ya'll don't tell me your MS is #NA if you don't know the genre! If it's NA it had better be romance, otherwise it's just adult #querytip

Shira Hoffman @ShiraSHoffman · 24 Mar 2016

Want to learn the art of twitter pitching? Check out my latest blogpost on the M&O blog #querytip

Shira Hoffman @ShiraSHoffman · 13 Mar 2016

Hey all! Just a quick reminder to only submit to one agent at each agency at a time #querytip

Shira Hoffman @ShiraSHoffman · 2 Sep 2014

Don't make presumptions about the marital status of female agents. When in doubt stick to Ms. to be safe #querytip