Alice Speilburg

Literary Agent

Speilburg Literary Agency

Literary Agent & Founder of Speilburg Literary Agency in the land of bourbon & bluegrass.

Alice Speilburg
@alicespeilburg
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Founder of Speilburg Literary Agency in the land of bourbon & bluegrass.
6 MSWL
14 Tips

Query pet peeve: When you send your query from someone else's email account. Email is free & an essential tool for an author. #pubtip

Alice Speilburg
@alicespeilburg
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Founder of Speilburg Literary Agency in the land of bourbon & bluegrass.
6 MSWL
14 Tips

Pr vs. Marketing: Novelists might be better off skipping the magazine pitches and printing ads instead. publishingperspectives.com/2015/06/should… #pubtip

Alice Speilburg
@alicespeilburg
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Founder of Speilburg Literary Agency in the land of bourbon & bluegrass.
6 MSWL
14 Tips

Lots of upcoming conferences, so I'm closed to queries for a while. Still want to pitch me? Check my schedule speilburgliterary.com/upcoming-confe… #pubtip

Alice Speilburg
@alicespeilburg
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Founder of Speilburg Literary Agency in the land of bourbon & bluegrass.
6 MSWL
14 Tips
Alice Speilburg
@alicespeilburg
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Founder of Speilburg Literary Agency in the land of bourbon & bluegrass.
6 MSWL
14 Tips

For @bostwickAM, it's routine that keeps her typewriter clickety-clacking -- and making sure her cat is fed #pubtip fieryseas.com/2015/03/06/ord…

Alice Speilburg
@alicespeilburg
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Founder of Speilburg Literary Agency in the land of bourbon & bluegrass.
6 MSWL
14 Tips

Don't use offensive language in your novel's first line. If I don't know the characters yet, the author is the insulting speaker. #pubtip

Alice Speilburg
@alicespeilburg
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Founder of Speilburg Literary Agency in the land of bourbon & bluegrass.
6 MSWL
14 Tips

Authors: Wait until January 12 to send me your queries! I'm closed to unsolicited submissions until then. #pubtip

Alice Speilburg
@alicespeilburg
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Founder of Speilburg Literary Agency in the land of bourbon & bluegrass.
6 MSWL
14 Tips

Seriously in my inbox, one line: "I need a literary agent please call me (phonenumber)" #imnotcalling #pubtip

Alice Speilburg
@alicespeilburg
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Founder of Speilburg Literary Agency in the land of bourbon & bluegrass.
6 MSWL
14 Tips

Authors: don't give me a pg count of your ms -- too many variants with font size/style, spacing, margins. Word count is standard. #pubtip

Alice Speilburg
@alicespeilburg
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Founder of Speilburg Literary Agency in the land of bourbon & bluegrass.
6 MSWL
14 Tips

Sue W Silverson on memoirs: "You cannot write about your whole life in one book. It would be overwhelming." #QWSW #pubtip

Alice Speilburg
@alicespeilburg
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Founder of Speilburg Literary Agency in the land of bourbon & bluegrass.
6 MSWL
14 Tips
Alice Speilburg
@alicespeilburg
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Founder of Speilburg Literary Agency in the land of bourbon & bluegrass.
6 MSWL
14 Tips

Pulling together my notes for Mastering Your Query #PubTip: Identify your book's hook; unique how? wp.me/P2SObv-3P via @DetWkgWriters

Alice Speilburg
@alicespeilburg
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Founder of Speilburg Literary Agency in the land of bourbon & bluegrass.
6 MSWL
14 Tips

If you self-pub'd the 1st book in a trilogy, don't query me about the 2nd or 3rd. Query the 1st or start something new. #pubtip