Dr. Uwe Stender


Founder, President, Literary Agent @triadaus . (Occasional) University Lecturer. Loves books, music, movies, dogs, Fussball.

Triada US Literary Agency

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Jul 6

E R Hoffer .. @erhoffer

@UweStenderPhD Have you ever reconsidered a manuscript that you found interesting but rejected? What’s your advice to writers who go back out on the query trail after a big edit that responds to the feedback from the last round, with new scenes, but same characters and world? THANKS! #askagent

Replying to @erhoffer

Yes, I have. I would be upfront and tell them what you changed, and mention what they said in regards to their rejection. Some will definitely give you a second chance, some may not, but additionally there are a lot of respectable agents around.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Jul 2

Work day over. It's 92 degrees in Sewickley, and I am bouncing back and forth between pool and pond. If anyone is now up for an #askagent until 6:30 pm Eastern, I'll settle at the pond, watch the koi and answer questions.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Jun 5

Alexandra W. Fleck (is querying!) 👑👨‍❤️‍👨👑 @awilliamsfleck

@UweStenderPhD How realistic is it to aspire to a full-time writing career?

Replying to @awilliamsfleck

It's very tough, but possible. It's a competitive field ripe with unpredictability. You could substitute writing career with singing career, professional sports career, acting career etc. and the odds are somewhat comparable.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Jun 5

myrikePoba @MFrBauer

@UweStenderPhD Seriously, how does one survive (i.e. continue writing) rejection after rejection?

Replying to @MFrBauer

Don't take them personal. Over the years, I have received thousands of rejections. You just keep plucking along, or you could quit. But if you love writing, quitting should never be an option.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Jun 5

Alexandra W. Fleck (is querying!) 👑👨‍❤️‍👨👑 @awilliamsfleck

@UweStenderPhD If a writer writes multiple genres -- and subsequently has multiple voices -- would you recommend they write under the same name, variations of their name, or pen names? (SO happy I made this #askagent!)

Replying to @awilliamsfleck

I would cross that bridge once you reach it. There are too many details to discuss via Twitter. But if you are, for instance, known for being a successful MG writer, you will want to use a pen name for your, for instance, adult erotic romance.