D. Ann Williams
Judie Offerdahl is tapping away @judieofferdahl@dawilliamsbooks Wow! Speedy responses! It was a picture book. Aside from being my best work, when sending the additional requests, would you recommend sending diversified samples or ones with the same tone/within the same genre?
MeiLin Chan @meilin418For the PB market, do you find grandparents-themed stories difficult to sell right now? What would be more considered more sought after?
#askagent & #askECLA
Lauren Simonis-Hunter @SimonisLaurenHow about any horror elements you're not a fan of? #AskECLA
Megan Lind Persinger @meganthebookwrmHow do you all feel about the dreaded prologue?
Caitlin White @caitforestell@judieofferdahl I, and the rest of @EmeraldCityLit , really want to work wtih writers for their careers -- not for one manuscript. So it's important we align on what that career looks like in the writer's mind #AskECLA
Mandy Hubbard (she/her) @MandyHubbard@caitforestell @SimonisLauren Agree with Caitlin, that CREEPY, but sometimes you don't know WHY is so cool, but I also don't mind more overt horror (I've signed one with blood and guts and more overt stuff despite the fact that I cannot WATCH that in a movie.) #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?
D. Ann Williams 🏳️🌈 @dawilliamsbooks@pinkurlers Generally, it means that picture book submissions are narrower than the other categories. For example: I really only want STEM, PB that break down gender stereotypes, and a variety of family structures for PB. but no anthropomorphism (which is big in PB)
Nicole Hospital-Medina @pinkurlersWhat do agents mean when they say accepting “select picture books” #AskECLA
Nicole Hospital-Medina @pinkurlers@dawilliamsbooks Thank u! But can u send different query/manuscripts to one agent? Like if I send a book a few weeks ago can I send another different one to same agent?
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
Nicole Hospital-Medina @pinkurlersQuestion! Is it okay to send one agent different manuscripts and queries separately but within a short amount of time? Or if they reject one manuscript can I send them another? #AskECLA