Rachel the Queer Reindeer (STILL STUDYING) @graceful_reads#askagent Are books with little to no romance a hard sell?
Nope. I constantly see agents and editors requesting friendship stories. I want to see more of them myself! #askPSLA
Nicole Da Silva @nicoletdasilvaMany agents recommend trying to publish in lit mags first. Does this apply to YA? Any recs? Than you! #askPSLA
Chris Monson @cm_monson@ericsmithrocks What if there aren't any recent books like the one you have written?#askPSLA @ericsmithrocks @msmariavicente
You can always, always comp your book to themes in other books. Or even to voice.
Remember, comps aren't just about the story. #AskPSLA
Molly Kasperek @mollytheghost@PSLiterary @ericsmithrocks @msmariavicente #askPSLA #askagent Are YA books about sports hard sells? What can make one stand out?
JAnngle Bells yeah @AmusedNonQueenIs meeting an author face-to-face is important for you in deciding to represent them? #askPSLA
Not at all. I still haven't met several of my authors, though I certainly hope to. The joys of the Internet. #askPSLA
Sara @LadyoftheLords#askPSLA If the ms is fantasy ya, & the voice sometimes comes across as contemporary ya, is it okay to use a comp title that's contemporary?
Sure! If you're writing a fantasy novel with the quirky banter of a beloved contemporary author, why not? I think that's fine. #askPSLA
Chris Monson @cm_monson@ericsmithrocks How many pages will you read before rejecting the manuscript? #askPSLA @ericsmithrocks @msmariavicente
This is a great question. I try to dig in at least a few chapters.
Sometimes something magic is waiting beyond the rough start. #askPSLA
Kristy F. Gillespie @KFGillespie#askPSLA Is Contemporary still in? If so, are any of you looking for a dark YA Contemporary?
YA contemporary will always be in. Tons of it on the bestseller list. Stories set in reality are always welcome. #askPSLA
annie cardi @anniecardi@PSLiterary @ericsmithrocks @msmariavicente What takes a manuscript from "this is pretty good" to "I need to represent this and share it with everyone I've ever met?" #askPSLA.
It's all about voice. And if I can read the manuscript like a reader. If my agent/editing brain shuts off, I'm in.
Also if I cry. #askPSLA
Suma Subramaniam @suma_v_s#askPSLA Loved @sam_aye_ahm's Love,Hate&OtherFilters. What top 3 areas should an agent -author agree on before signing an agency agreement?
1. Vision for the book(s).
2. Where they see your career as an author going.
3. How they will help you get there. #askPSLA