Tia Rose Mele


I read for a living. Jr Agent and Assistant at Talcott Notch Lit, send me: MG, YA, and some adult! At home in slush pile. Will fight internet trolls. she/her


Talcott Notch Literary Services

Tia Rose Mele @TiatheTiger · Sep 13

Noreen @naziaso

@TiatheTiger Do we need to hire an editor to copy edit? #askagent

Replying to @naziaso

No you don’t! If you want to you can, but it’s not required. I definitely recommend having critique partners but you don’t have to pay for editing

Tia Rose Mele @TiatheTiger · Sep 13

Allan Evans @EvansWriter

@TiatheTiger This is that scenario: my publisher is asking for a new name.

Replying to @EvansWriter

You can try to use a line from the book as a new title, or something related to your character name. The publisher should give you some guidance as to what they want the new title to be if they’re not happy with the original

Tia Rose Mele @TiatheTiger · Sep 13

Allan Evans @EvansWriter

@TiatheTiger Book titles: what do you look for in the name?

Replying to @EvansWriter

Honestly? I’m not very concerned with titles. There’s always the possibility that they get changed during the course of publication. I think the title should fit the book but I won’t turn anything down on the title! (And no editor would, either)

Tia Rose Mele @TiatheTiger · Jun 21

Jessica Russak-Hoffman @HoffmanJess

@TiatheTiger @mleewoeber Same question but for mentioning requests. I've seen some agency sites want mention of submission history including if it's on full request at all.

Replying to @HoffmanJess

I’d say same answer. Only include it if the agency asks for it.
But, with that kind of thing I think we’re usually asking for sub history re: publishers. If the project has ever been considered by a publisher, big or small, you should always include that info in your query!

Tia Rose Mele @TiatheTiger · Jun 21

therealMC @the_real_MCV

@TiatheTiger what things do you really love to see in a query, and what would make a query an automatic no?

What is your favorite trope to read?

What is something that makes a book or manuscript really stand out to you?

Replying to @the_real_MCV

I love queries that get right to the point of the actual story. I want a good hook that intrigues me as a reader!
Not much is an auto-no for me, unless it’s not something I rep. I usually auto delete queries sent to multiple agents at once, or ones with attachments.

Tia Rose Mele @TiatheTiger · Jun 21

Celia Jenkins🖋️🕮 Writer @CeliaJWriter

@TiatheTiger Hey! Are you still closed to Queries? When will you open again? Do you like funny, fantasy MG with flatulent trolls? 😁 Thanks! #askagent #askanagent #amquerying

Replying to @CeliaJWriter

I’m closed until September 9th! I’m traveling a lot this summer so it’s easier to just close. ☺️
I would not say no to seeing a query for a flatulent troll MG when I’m open again!