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Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · 5 Aug 2019

I understand picture book structure, so what’s stopping me from getting an agent? #amwriting #amquerying #askagent…

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · 29 May 2019

Reader question: I used CreateSpace for a fundraiser and have completely revamped the book. Is this still previously published? #AskAgent #Amquerying…

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · 9 Jan 2019

Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessica

@boop1967 Since you’re asking specifically about #YA & #MG I’m going to pass this to @TracyMarchini & @SoCalledYALife from @bookendslit Jr. They’ll be able to answer better. Good luck! #askagent

Replying to @BookEndsJessica

The 1990s are definitely historical fiction, though some might feel that the early 2000s are, too. The grey area that I would avoid is the last ten years. 2008-2018 would be too late to be contemporary and too soon to be historical. #askagent

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · 12 Oct 2018

Tamara Rittershaus @TRittershaus

@bookendslit #askagent As a PB writer, most guidelines ask for the full manuscript, so I never get a "request for full" or any other indicator that I'm on the right track. Is it ever appropriate to respond to a form rejection and ask, "Was my MS even close?"

Replying to @TRittershaus

Unfortunately, agents just don't have time to give individualized feedback. (I receive about 3,000 queries a year, other agents receive more.) The best people to ask if your manuscript is marketable is your critique group, a writing class, or a crit partner, etc. #askagent

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · 12 Oct 2018

Tianna Mignogna @queerwitches

I’ve heard varying answers; is it ever okay to resubmit the same ms to an agency after extensive revising? It’s been 3 yrs since my last query and I’ve super revamped. #AskBookEndsJr

Every agent or agency is going to feel differently about this. I think three years and an extensive revision is fine to requery - and any way, the worst that can happen is a pass. (Which happens anyway if you don't requery!) #askagent #askbookendsjr

Tracy WANTS A NAP Marchini @TracyMarchini · 12 Oct 2018

Amy The Headless Hillman 🍂 @ArHillman

#askbookendsjr #askagent
I'm working on/researching a nf pb idea with series potential. Should I write just a proposal? the first book? or the first couple before querying?

Replying to @ArHillman

For a nonfiction picturebook, just write the first manuscript. It's extremely unlikely that you'd be able to sell a debut pb on proposal, and you wouldn't want to invest time in writing follow ups if the first doesn't sell. #askagent #askbookendsjr