Natascha Morris

@SoCalledYALife

Literary Agent at BookEnds, representing kidlit. . Query me at QueryMe.Online/1067 Closed to YA Scifi and MG Scifi. For Editorial Peeps, see website!

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BookEnds Literary Agency

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · Jul 22

I don't represent adult books. So if you are acknowledging that fact IN YOUR QUERY then why even waste your time and query me? Do yourself a favor and query an agent who does represent what you are writing. #amquerying #amwriting #querytip

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 16 May 2018

Tip: if you use the word "Erotic" in your query, it is not middle grade. #querytip

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 10 May 2018

If you get an offer of rep, let me know whether I have your query or full. #querytip

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 27 Apr 2018

#querytip Query letters are important. Say it with me: query letters are Important.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 30 Mar 2018

So if you are querying me with a picture book, just know that I don't rep adult books, so if you also want to write thrillers, then consider that I might not be the best fit for you overall. #querytip

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 25 Mar 2018

Let me make this clear: I do not accept email submissions. And it is not in fact easier than Query Manager. If you can't respect that, I am not the agent for you. #Querytip

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 15 Mar 2018

You need to know where you book would sit in the bookstore. Adult, YA, or Middle Grade. It cannot be all three. There is only one. #querytip

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 15 Mar 2018

Query letters are important. Please don't blow them off. #querytip

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 2 Mar 2018

Query Manager alerts me to if I have seen the manuscript before. So let me know why you are re-querying me and if you have revised. #querytip

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 1 Mar 2018

If another BookEnds agent has your manuscript, please do not query another one of us. #querytip

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 20 Jan 2018

Doing on last query shot out. Beautiful writing, but ADULT. When your natural comps are adult, then you might need to look closer at your MS. #querytip

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 23 Nov 2017

I have been known to ask for a second manuscript when looking at novels. It always helps to have a second querable on ready. #querytip

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 1 Nov 2017

For people in the back: Email submissions will not be considered. #querytip

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 4 Oct 2017

This may be a personal thing, but please don't query if you don't have title for your manuscript. #querytip

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 25 Aug 2017

#querytip I work for BookEnds. So if I see another agency name in your query, that tells me you are sloppy with revisions.

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 24 Aug 2017

Mary Kole @Kid_Lit

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If you write NF, yes, your day job can matter to me. But for the most part, the fact that you have a day job is not a deal breaker #querytip

Natascha Morris @SoCalledYALife · 6 Aug 2017

Authors, unless it is a Twitter pitch event, refrain from pitching to an agent on Twitter. It is awkward. Just query. #querytip