Anup 📝📚 @anuponthenet#askgzla I have wondered what you are trying to look at when you ask, "How you came to write that story"
Is there a deeper meaning?
Alice Arley 🍗🍁🥧 @AliceArleyWhat makes a MG manuscript "too dark"? I see some work getting this label (or at least very dark). Are there certain topics that lead to this label? Anything you strongly advise to avoid? Or is it just more the suspense/creep factor worked in regardless of topic?#askGZLA
Carla Young @CarlaYoung#askGZLA question: what details do you want to see in an author bio on an unsolicited pitch? Thinking particularly of social media presence which I've heard lots of debate about.
Carla Young @CarlaYoung#askGZLA question: where is the best place to research what agents are interested in? Agency web site? Agent social media profile? MSWL? Query tracker?
S. Beard @ABeardedScribe@beth_phelan I was always worried if I did that I would get hit with the dreaded, "too many characters introduced, hate it." It's fantastic to see it's still a possibility when done right!
lizzy is doing NaNoWriMo! @lizzy_writesIs NA becoming more of a viable genre one could query with, or is it better to market your MS as a YA or Adult (depending on which one it more leans to)? #askGZLA
Shannan Williams @enlightenedpenHow do we research agents? I’m aware of Manuscript Wish List but what other factors should we keep in mind besides what their wish list is? Recent Sales? # of clients?#askGZLA
S. Beard @ABeardedScribeHow would one query with Multi-POV (more than 2-3) when each MC has equal time and importance to the plot? Or would it still just be to focus one of them and mention it is Multi-POV in the comp section?
Katie LaRae 🏳️🌈 @The_Katie_LaRaeAny favorite trends you're seeing in books at the moment?
Is there anything you WISH would make a comeback? #Askgzla
Lauren Grace @LaurenGraceBFYR#askgzla Have you ever passed a submission on to another agent (wishing GZLA) if you've liked it but were too busy? Do you bounce submissions off of each other if they strike a chord?
Tiana Torres @tiananicole15Hi all, question about word counts. I’ve heard that with debut authors in particular, it’s best to keep the word count in the lower end of the genre’s range to minimize the risk of taking it on. How true (and imperative) is this? #askGZLA
LC Milburn @LCMilburnHope this Q makes sense! If you sign an author for a project (book A) and they have another MS you’re not as interested in (book B) would you still help them shepherd book B (presumably after book A) to publication because they’re your client and you love them?? 😂 #askGZLA
Suz Page @SuzPageWritesHow important are comp titles. And what do you feel a comp title should convey. #askGZLA
Taylor Kemper @Taylortac#askGZLA What makes you automatically say “pass!” when you read the first few sample pages?
Shelly Jarvis @shellyjarvisShould I mention self-publishing 3 novels when I query? I worry that it looks like I couldn’t get interest with traditional publishing, when actually I didn’t try until this 4th book. #askGZLA
Michelle Lindo Rice @mlindoriceWhat are some reasons that an agent might reject a full manuscript request #askgzla
Erik Thurman #ChileDespertó #AsambleaConstiyente @ErikThurman#askGZLA #askagent How do you combat language used in our industry that work set outside the US or with non-American characters is “a hard sell?” Especially to editors and agents who currently represent this work?
Katie LaRae 🏳️🌈 @The_Katie_LaRaeWhat factors do you consider when requesting an R&R versus offering on a project? #Askgzla