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

I'm not sure what's going on but out of the 10 queries I just looked at 4 started with the character waking up and 5 didn't have a query letter just sample pages.
#querytip #WritingCommunity

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

Reminder to querying writers: If your book is for sale on Amazon it is published.

#querytip #WritingCommunity

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

Reminder to writers: When you get an offer make sure you let all the agents who have your work know, not just the ones who have requested pages but the ones with just a query too
#querytip #querying #WritingCommunity

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

Query trend: Word counts way outside the standard for the genre/age group. 😬
#amagenting #querytip

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

Oh... and follow submission guidelines please. Nothing makes me sadder than an unsolicited query in my inbox that I have to delete because they didn’t follow the rules like all the other authors
#QueryTip #WritingCommunity

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

Query Tip: Make sure you include a query letter with your submission.

#QueryTip #amquerying #WritingCommunity

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

Tania Kim-Lan Joly @TKJoly

@StorySorcery That you had to *REALLY* personalize every query by finding things you had in common with every agent 😅

This
No need to include a personalization (for me at least) if you don’t have one. If I rep what you have that’s good enough and you don’t have to tell me that in the query—I already know.
Don’t make querying harder on yourself than it already is ❤️ #amquerying #querytip

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

This is your friendly reminder to make sure you have accepted all changes in your document and deleted all comments before sending it out. 😬

#Querytip #amquerying #amwriting

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

I have officially lost count of how many queries I've read today that start with the character waking up.
Next most popular opening has been on an airplane.
#querytip #amquerying

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

#Querytip
A query and a synopsis are NOT the same thing

A query is like the back cover copy —it gives you just enough info to say READ ME

A synopsis tells the whole story beginning to end with spoilers and should also show character arc

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

Update on our submission system

Any submission sent before midnight this morning (9/8/2020 12:00am) I cannot access 😢 and I have some dating back to the end of June (I’m so sorry)
They’re working on the issue & we hope it’s resolved soon.
Questions? Post them below #querytip

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

There's been an influx of queries being sent directly to my inbox so I need to ask... what's up? Is the submission system not working?
Help a girl figure out this mystery because I hate rejecting queries for not following instructions.
#querytip #writerslife #Writingcommunity

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

Reminder to authors that you do not need to pay someone to query for you. Sending a query to an agent shouldn’t cost you anything and as long as you Google-How to write a query-I promise you are already ahead of the game.
An email is all it takes
#WritingCommunity #querytip

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

Let's talk about technology in kidlit. (A thread?)
A lot of people who write kidlit didn't grow up with a smart phone in their hands, so they try to avoid using it in their writing. Which can work, however in contemporary fiction...
#amwriting #querytip #WritingCommunity

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

Writers please note, if you have queried me in the past and it did not result in a request, but you've done major revisions, I'd be happy to see your work again. Just mention it in the query.
#querytip #amquerying

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

I don’t know about other agents but the number of queries I get a day has skyrocketed
Don’t get me wrong, it’s awesome to have so many to look at it’s just taking me twice as long to go through them all
This means querying writers need extra patience #querytip

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

Reminder to querying authors: Make sure you delete all the comments left by critique partners/beta readers. Not that I don't find them interesting, I do, but you probably don't want me reading those instead of your MS & they are way too tempting for me not to look at. #querytip

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

Another day and another round of submissions that start with either a dream and then the character waking up, or just the character waking up.
Writers: You are amazing and so creative, and I promise you, you can do better.
#querytip #slushinsight #amquerying