Agent V @VeroniKaboomTLDR: I’m not here to shame querying writers for worrying about exceptions to The Rules-on the contrary, Shmagents Are Out There: TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS. If you feel like an agent is acting shady, most querying authors don’t feel safe going public. So let’s talk about this stuff.
Seriously, #amquerying #amwriting #askagent #pubtips #querytip #agentlife let’s get as many votes on these as possible. I feel like it’s important for us to show new writers that they DO have the right to ask questions of industry professionals.
Just a reminder, if you’re STILL trying to query my by email instead of following my VERY CLEAR agency submission guidelines and submitting through Query Manager, I will not be reviewing or responding to your query. Sorry, those are the rules! #QueryTip
Quick reminder: although I am currently open for unsolicited queries, that does NOT mean I am open to queries for genres I do not rep, queries for unfinished work, or queries that begin with "Dear Agent" or "To Whom it May Concern." This has been an Evergreen #QueryTip.
Attention: I have now gone through all of my emailed queries from 2017. I will reopen to new queries at the end of January. Please note that from now on, I will only review submissions sent through Query Manager. Happy 2018! #MSWL #AgentTip #QueryTip #TeamCorvisiero
As the great Kaylee Davis once said, the label of "literary fiction" is one you don't want to give yourself. All too often, agents see new writers use this label "to justify either word count or ego." Neither are good first impressions, IMO. #QueryTip
#QueryTip If your #DvPit premise centers the experience of a POC, LGBT, woman, veteran, assault survivor etc. and your only personal experience/background with this experience is theoretical, please rethink your life choices and leave my inbox alone. Thank you. #OwnVoices
#QueryTip Because our agency has a "rejection from one agent = rejection from all" for submissions (unless otherwise specified), I have my own policy that multiple/simultaneous subs to my fellow agents don't get a personal response/rejection. Sorry! (Note: When in doubt, ask.)
Confession: whenever I hit send on a detailed query response, I brace myself for a negative reaction. Most writers say they want to know why agents pass, but in practice, a lot of people don't accept your reasons and/or resent you for telling the truth. Am I alone here? #QueryTip
PSA: My end of year goal is to get through all of the queries in my CLA query email inbox. As of 2018, I will only be considering queries submitted through our new Query Manager system. Please keep an eye on this thread for updates when I reopen for submissions. Thanks! #QueryTip