A.M. Rose

Literary Agent

Prospect Agency

A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
83 MSWL
17 AskAgent
11 Queries
72 Tips

Emily is subbing and writing @writeonwagner

@annmrose How many rejections before we should give up?
Replying to @writeonwagner

Maybe look at this a different way (as when to pull is so personal) but as you query you should be writing the next book. So if you come to the point where that one is ready and the 1st hasn’t been picked up maybe it’s time to switch gears

A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
83 MSWL
17 AskAgent
11 Queries
72 Tips

Dotti Enderle/Dax Varley ✍🏻 @dottienderle

@annmrose When will adult paranormals trend again? I have to finish this WIP and file it away until said time.
Replying to @dottienderle

My crystal ball is in the shop, but I’m hoping it’ll come around sooner than later. That said if you have a unique spin on it you might not have to put it away at all

A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
83 MSWL
17 AskAgent
11 Queries
72 Tips
A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
83 MSWL
17 AskAgent
11 Queries
72 Tips
A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
83 MSWL
17 AskAgent
11 Queries
72 Tips

Verna Moss @vernajillmoss

@annmrose Are you open to reading #metoo ya/mg novels? ty
Replying to @vernajillmoss

Yes, I’m open to looking at any book that deals with issues teens/kids are dealing with today.

A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
83 MSWL
17 AskAgent
11 Queries
72 Tips

kcharper @kcharper613

@annmrose When reading a bio, do you prefer to see only writing related credentials? Or do you like to see anything regarding personality?
Replying to @kcharper613

I love a little personality in bios. I also love to hear about why an author was called to write the story. If they have any similarities to the MC or their experiences.

A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
83 MSWL
17 AskAgent
11 Queries
72 Tips

Pamela Vincent @PamelaSVincent

@annmrose I’ve been getting a few “here’s where you can find other agents who might like this” in my rejections lately. Is that a positive reflection on me, like there might be someone out there or is that more standard/form letter-ish?
Replying to @PamelaSVincent

Sounds like a form rejection. (Sorry) If you are just getting form rejections something might not be working with the query &/or first pages.
If you are getting asks and it’s still not getting any offers something is most likely off with the middle of the book.

A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
83 MSWL
17 AskAgent
11 Queries
72 Tips

Dean Cummings @cummings213

@annmrose What are the kind of stories or story elements that consistently move you emotionally? pic.twitter.com/RWSje9BZ5Y
Replying to @cummings213

Hmm... stories that deal with relationships whether that is romantic, or siblings, or friendships. Stories that don’t back away from dealing with difficult topics but do it in an appropriate and nuanced way. Voice!

A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
83 MSWL
17 AskAgent
11 Queries
72 Tips

Janet Pearson @stellasaysme

@annmrose What do you feel about using a comp that is a bestseller only in Canada and England?
Replying to @stellasaysme

Using bestsellers are difficult because you are setting the bar really high for yourself and no one really knows if a book will become a bestseller or not. It’s usually best to use mid list books and/or explain why they make a good comp

A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
83 MSWL
17 AskAgent
11 Queries
72 Tips

Malcolm Omega @Malcolm_Omega

@annmrose What kind of education did you emabafk on to become an agent? Research for career path.
Replying to @Malcolm_Omega

There are so many paths into this industry. I’m was a Communication major. Some people study Creative Writing or Publishing or English or even Law. Another way is to get an internship

A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
83 MSWL
17 AskAgent
11 Queries
72 Tips

Noreen @naziaso

@annmrose #askagent how important is the voice in a WF/romance? In single POV narratives what else are you pulled into besides the theme and the voice?
Replying to @naziaso

For me, voice is very important. I want to feel like I'm reading a novel, not a school text book. The concept of the story should be grabbing too, but it's voice that will ultimately have me keep reading or not

A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
83 MSWL
17 AskAgent
11 Queries
72 Tips

H.L. Reilly Osial @hlosial

@annmrose @jenichappelle How many followers do we need to have on Twitter to make it worth including in our query letter?
Replying to @hlosial

Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it. Just right a damn good book we can't say no to (and of course a good query to go with it)

A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
83 MSWL
17 AskAgent
11 Queries
72 Tips
A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
83 MSWL
17 AskAgent
11 Queries
72 Tips
A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
83 MSWL
17 AskAgent
11 Queries
72 Tips

A M Duperre (Doo-perry) @A_M_Duperre

@annmrose When receiving queries, do you prefer the person jump right into the story or put in a personalization and/or bookkeeping info first? #askagent
Replying to @A_M_Duperre

For me it doesn’t really matter. If they jump right in and I’m lost immediately, I’ll look for the bookkeeping info, but a good query is a good query so order doesn’t matter

A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
83 MSWL
17 AskAgent
11 Queries
72 Tips

Emily Rae @By_EmilyRae

@annmrose How often do agents look at a querying author's website/social media to see if they know how to market themselves?

Good luck to your son!😁
Replying to @By_EmilyRae

I can’t speak for anyone else, but I always look up authors before I even ask for pages. Not to see if they can market themselves, but to make sure they aren’t an asshole

A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
83 MSWL
17 AskAgent
11 Queries
72 Tips

Author Daisy Blaine @_DaisyBlaine

@annmrose What influences your decision to ask for a partial vs a full MS? #askagent
Replying to @_DaisyBlaine

My intrigue vs my reservations about the story. If I have reservations, I’ll ask for a partial. If I’m more intrigued I’ll ask for the full.