#QueryTip - Make sure you follow submission guidelines. We ask for synopsis, and for me, I always read them before I request pages. So if your submission doesn't have one, guess what? It's more times than not a pass. So do yourself a favor and send ALL requested material
Query box trend: Using more than 1 genre to identify your work--While yes, a book can have more than one it can't sit on all the shelves simultaneously so you need to decide where it would fit best. And vague "teens and adults will love this" isn't a genre either. 😉
Bonus #QueryTip — if asked for a synopsis in the submission package that isn’t the query. It’s a separate doc that tells the beginning, middle, and end of a book, complete with character arc. Repeating the query is NOT a synopsis, and spoilers are expected in a synopsis
Donyae Coles @okoknoYou literally do not have to write slurs regardless of the time period of your novel or whatever. You are free from that false obligation. You can replace every slur with "them people, their kind, those others." There, done. You are free.
Laura Zats @LZatsUp early going through queries with a huge pot of tea. I'm thinking, as always, of different ways to make querying easier and more successful for all kinds of writers.
I think a lot of writers find hard-and-fast rules about querying useful. But many don't. (thread)
Morgan Wright @byMorganWrightI’ve always wondered about this but I never seem to get a clear answer:
If you self-publish a book first, can you still get that same book published traditionally afterwards🤔?
(Currently deciding which works I’ll be self-publishing & which I’ll be querying) #writingcommunity
Angela Ackerman @AngelaAckermanDeep POV: 6 Key Details to Use in the Beginning of a Book (and Beyond!) buff.ly/3bxHZoh #writing #amwriting @write_practice pic.twitter.com/pAJ4MhN6fy