Dr. Uwe Stender

@UweStenderPhD

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

Triada US Literary Agency

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · May 2

Margaret Grant @MargaretGrant22

@UweStenderPhD @Maria_Tureaud How hopeless would you say it might be to interest an agent in a collection of interwoven short stories?

Replying to @MargaretGrant22

It depends on the agent. But, NEVER be hopeless. One day, I will publically share my road into and then out of hopelessness, and the bottom line, cliche for others, FACT for me: NEVER give up, and never bow down to "gatekeepers."

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Apr 26

Mary Lou Irace @MaryLouIrace

@UweStenderPhD What are you looking for in women's fiction?

Replying to @MaryLouIrace

Great writing and a plot twist that is unpredictable, and challenges the confines of the genre.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Apr 26

CT Danford @Ctanz731

@UweStenderPhD #askagent What do you look for on page 1 that makes you keep reading? Do you prefer when Adult stories start with action/the hook straight off, or give a feel for the MC & a sense of their โ€œnormalโ€ before their world gets turned upside down?

Replying to @Ctanz731

Great questions, tough to answer. I guess, I am looking for a "connection" to my subjective preferences. I often compare it to music. I hear 10 seconds of a song and decide if I listen to the whole song or move on. The same with books.

Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhD · Apr 14

LKnerl @LKnerl

@UweStenderPhD Is an agent's website a sign of their level of professionalism and ability to pitch in a modern/digital publishing realm? Or is it superficial to see a crappy site and assume it's related? Some well-established agencies scare me: sites not updated, showing few deals, etc. Thx.

Replying to @LKnerl

I cannot answer that. Check into Publishers Marketplace or Publishers Weekly to see IF deals are happening. If they are, I would not worry about the website. If they aren't, then dig deeper...but don't judge a book by its cover alone.