M. Miller @m_mwriterAre you open to 80s-90s historical fiction or is that market dead and/or over saturated? Thanks! #AskECLA
I wouldn’t say any category is dead. IMHO, I’m wary of that time period because I worry it’s the writer telling a thinly veiled story of teenagerdom THEY know, instead of trying to speak with teens today. But as with everything, done well and differently is never dead! #askECLA
Caitlin White @caitforestell@meganthebookwrm Oooooh the prologue. Very controversial! :) I think they *can* work if you're honest with yourself as a writer and not just starting the manuscript in the wrong place. This is more for "action prologues" than anything. #AskECLA
What I mean by that is when your Chapter One is less ~exciting~ so you tack on an eventful moment first thing as a prologue. That doesn't usually work. But sometimes, they are appropriate ways to tell the story you want to tell, so it's up to the prologue! #AskECLA #askagent
Megan Lind Persinger @meganthebookwrmHow do you all feel about the dreaded prologue?
Caitlin White @caitforestell@judieofferdahl No silly questions! I've never asked to see additional MSs, but I have asked what else the writer is working on to get a sense of what kind of writing path they envision for themselves. All kidlit, some adult? Plus how much they write, what stories they want to tell #AskECLA
Judie Offerdahl is tapping away @judieofferdahl#askECLA This may be a silly question but, if an agent says she loves the first MS you submitted, why do they need to see additional MSs before offering representation?
No silly questions! I've never asked to see additional MSs, but I have asked what else the writer is working on to get a sense of what kind of writing path they envision for themselves. All kidlit, some adult? Plus how much they write, what stories they want to tell #AskECLA
Lauren Simonis-Hunter @SimonisLaurenFor those interested in YA horror, any specific elements you are looking for? #AskECLA
Deborah Foster is writing like the wind! @DeborahClaytonFWhen it comes to PB what are you looking for? And NOT looking for? Authors or Author/illustrators? #AskECLA
Sara Kellar @SaraKellarWould you reconsider a project you’ve previously rejected that’s undergone a significant revision? (I don’t want to make any assumptions lol) #AskECLA