Tia Rose Mele


I read for a living. 📚 Junior Agent and Assistant at Talcott Notch Literary Services. If you need me, I'll be in the slush pile.


Talcott Notch Literary Services

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!