Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent

Literary Agent

P.S. Literary Agency

Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
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πŸ”₯(SL)Ashley McAnelly is revisingπŸ”₯ @ashewriter

I know it varies from agent to agent but do either/both of you try to give feedback on fulls that you reject? #askPSLA

I have before, yes! It's rare, and it usually happens when I love the writing but the project needs SO MUCH WORK that I'm not sure my vision will match with the writer's. #askPSLA

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
75 MSWL
55 AskAgent
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Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
75 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
75 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
75 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
75 MSWL
55 AskAgent
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jrmitchell @jrmitch53998160

#askPSLA Do you have a slush pile? And have you ever had any success with finding an author/book from the slush pile?

I think all agents do. Sush pile = queries from people without a referral β€”Β so the majority of cases. And yes, absolutely! I've signed several authors from the slush pile. #askPSLA

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
75 MSWL
55 AskAgent
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πŸ’« K.E. Stanton πŸ¦‹ @kestanton1

Do you like it when an author has more than one (polished) book to offer at the time of signing or does it not make a difference in the ultimate decision?

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I like it when a writer has more than one book in them, whether polished now (great!) or to be written in the future. As an agent, it's my intention to sign an author for the duration of their careerβ€”and I hope it'll be a long one! πŸ₯° #askPSLA

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
75 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
75 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
75 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
75 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
75 MSWL
55 AskAgent
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Bethany Samaddar is on hiatus @blsamaddar

If your manuscript has gone through a developmental edit, is that worth mentioning in your query letter? #askPSLA

I assume all manuscripts have gone through developmental editing β€” it's an important step to get a work ready for submission. (Sadly, the ones who have not stand out in a bad way.) If you used an editor, then it might be worth mentioning that editor's name. #askPSLA

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
75 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
75 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
75 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
75 MSWL
55 AskAgent
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Kimberly Crow @KibbyTweets

Hi ladies. If you love a MS but don’t think it’s ready for the market, how likely are you to offer rep anyway? I’m thinking similar to Abby Jimenez (got agent wPlaylist but asked to write Friend Zone first). Would you offer based on author over MS? Thx #askPSLA

If I love the writing style, I'd have an honest conversation with the writer and, if they agreed, I'd suggest working on something new together and then saving that other work for later. Full disclosure: the quality of the writing would have to be EXCEPTIONAL. #askPSLA

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
75 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
75 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
75 MSWL
55 AskAgent
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Hannah Sharpe @hannahdsharpe2

#askPSLA How many times in average do you do revisions with your debut authors before going out on submission to publishers? Or, how much time do you typically spend in this process?

For me, usually 2 – 5 rounds of edits. It does depend on the category, genre, whether this is the writer's first work or not, etc.

In terms of time, it depends on the writer's availability more than anything. #askPSLA

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
75 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips