Ann Rose

Literary Agent

Tobias Literary Agency

agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe

Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips

Jake Fluekiger 🏳️‍🌈 @jake_fluekiger

@annmrose What’s your take on characters dying in MG fiction?

If Someone previously queried you with a manuscript but they’ve made significant changes would you allow them to query again?

What are you looking for right now? Like what is your ‘I need it now or I’ll perish’ wish list?
Replying to @jake_fluekiger

Okay, let me see if I can get all of these. 1) People die so it happens at any age. It's how it's dealt with that is important to the age group. (I'm open to death in MG if that is the real question here.) 2) I'm open to revisiting manuscripts that have been heavily edited...

Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips

Lily Mehallick she/her @LilyMehallick

@annmrose Any trends or common elements you’re finding in your query box?
Replying to @LilyMehallick

Lots of "first in a series" types of books. But other than that, nothing specific. For a while it was wolves. Not werewolves, but wolves. Which was interesting.

Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips

Lakewolf @rdwolf

@annmrose What can I expect an agent to do once I am represented? What is reasonable and what isn’t?
Replying to @rdwolf

I'm not entirely sure what you are asking, but you can expect them to get your work in front of editors to consider your work with a goal of selling it. Then it is about trying to get you the best deal and looking out for your best interests.

Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips
Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips

Erin Giannini @ErinAries74

@annmrose I've got one: What's the standard time limit on comps? #askagent
Replying to @ErinAries74

Within the last 3 years is ideal, but 5 years is okay. It's more so we understand where you see your book fitting into the current market, so recent is always best.

Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips

Ashlee MacCallum @_ashleedani

@annmrose How often/when do agents check in on writer’s Twitter pages? I’m curious because most agents who use QueryManager ask for the handle.
Replying to @_ashleedani

For me, I do my research before asking for more pages. I like to get an idea of who I could potentially be working with. Compatibility is important.

Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips

Tarek The Writer @TarekTheWriter

@annmrose Thank you so much for taking questions tonight! We are struggling to define our book’s genre and we have been told that it fit at least 3 different ones: romcom, WF and NA, which one should we focus on to query?
Replying to @TarekTheWriter

You need to identify your reader. Who is the audience? Rom-com readers and WF readers have different expectations. Who will best be satisfied with your story?
NA never really took off so you can scratch it off your list.

Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips

Eilene Spear @EileneSpear

@annmrose Thanks for doing this. I'm looking for insight on when I should let go of a MS when I'm not getting any interest from any agents. Could you ballpark how many rejections/non-responses mean a project is just not going to happen?
Replying to @EileneSpear

I mean that’s tricky. If you aren’t getting any asks at all there could be something not working in the query or the first pages, if you are getting asks and then passes there’s something off in the middle. I think knowing when to stop is a gut instinct follow your gut

Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips
Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips

Writer@❤️ @AlwaysAuthor

@annmrose How many chapters would you say could be the very least I'm a chapter book?
Replying to @AlwaysAuthor

Number of chapters isn’t as important as number of words. Just make sure you are in range for your age group/genre

Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips
Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips
Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips
Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips
Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips

Kelsey Mickailyk @KelseyEpler

@annmrose Thank you for answering questions! If I queried an agent a year ago (and was rejected) and my MS has been completely revised, do I mention that in the query? And any suggestions on how to put it in there without it sounding awkward? 😅
Replying to @KelseyEpler

I think you should mention it and the way to do that could be something like … this title might sound familiar but after some feedback it has been completely rewritten
Some agents have ways of tracking submissions so you don’t want them thinking you sent them the same thing

Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips
Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips
Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips

Eliza Luckey @ElizaLuckey

@annmrose If some queries a YA fantasy romance, would you expect to see some hint at the romance and who the love interest is in chapter one?
Replying to @ElizaLuckey

Is it a romance that is in a fantasy world or a fantasy that also has a romance because I think these are two different things. If it’s a fantasy that also has a romance no I don’t expect to see it in the first pages.

Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips

Marci Rubin @marci_rubin15

@annmrose Approximately how long would you suggest waiting before sending a follow up message on a partial or full request? #askagent
Replying to @marci_rubin15

At least three months — but know these days it’s taking everyone longer than normal so don’t be discouraged if they haven’t gotten to it yet ❤️

Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips