Dr. Uwe Stender
Gemini. Mercurial. Tabula Rasa. Life Isn't Fair. Literary Agent. (Occasional) University Lecturer.
Let's say you had multiple offers for a project, picked an agent, & told the others NO. If over time things go sour with your chosen one and that relationship ends, you can query the other agents again with a future project. It's a business. I don't feel jilted. #querytip
It is NEVER a promising sign when your query starts by alluding to the fact that this book is one of 80 you have written and completed. #querytip #amquerying #agentlife It makes me worry about things. Just query the book you want me to rep and don't mention the other 79.
Dana Davis @DanaLDavisWe Need Diverse Books: youtu.be/DW4-Gr0I6L0?a via @YouTube
A question writers SHOULD ask when they interview an agent for representation is: "What's your response time, when I'm your client, to my emails?" When you're their client & they habitually don't keep that time frame, fire them! #querytip #agentlife
A typical question by writers when they interview an agent for representation is "Are you an editorial agent?" When you get the answer, a great follow up question would be: "Can you give me a specific example?" #querytip #agentlife
EVERY writer should watch: ASK THE DEBUTS w/ Bree Barton,@_KimChance , and #TeamTriada 's @DanaLDavis ! Brilliant advice and inspiration. #pubtip #querytip #amwriting #amediting #writerslife It is in three parts, and you NEED to watch ALL three parts. youtube.com/watch?v=0KNkio…
A typical question by writers when they interview an agent for representation is "How many clients do you have?" When you get the answer, a great follow up question would be: "How many of those were your clients two years ago?" #querytip #agentlife
Dana Davis @DanaLDavisI added a video to a @YouTube playlist youtu.be/Q5RMkQ-ROto?a 5 NOVEL TIPS: So you can land an AGENT!
Dr. Uwe Stender @UweStenderPhDThe first scratch out is just the title of the book, no intro, nothing. The second is a short summary. Then, the query ends. 2/