Aysha Ives @AyshaIves@staceyigraham @erikhane Are partials and fulls generally read in chronological order by date received? Thx for this #askagent segment!
BookManiaLinda @LindaWonderNot too late for #askanagent ? @staceyigraham @erikhane Should there be some suspense in the query or should the plot just be laid out?
Saadia Faruqi @SaadiaFaruqi@staceyigraham @erikhane #askagent what should one do if one writes both kid lit and adult fiction? One agent or two?
Stacey Graham @staceyigraham.@erikhane If a writer has made a tiny mistake in their query, will that count against them? #askagent
Gigi Griffis @gigigriffisLovely agents!
When querying: is a completed draft okay or should the book be fully polished before authors start reaching out? #askagent
This one is from yesterday, but: definitely as polished as possible. Never say you're "almost done" or "still revising" in queries #askagent
Stacey Graham @staceyigraham.@erikhane, how long should you wait before nudging an agent who has your full? #askagent
Stacey Graham @staceyigraham@PidgeonsEyeView @erikhane
1. Be prepared. Research the agent first to know what they currently represent.
2. Smile. (You'd be surprised.)
Definitely smile, I'm like weird skittish wildlife, I'm more scared than you are #askagent
Dave Pidgeon @NorthArchDP@erikhane @staceyigraham Two things writers can do that make a difference at agent pitch sessions? #askagent
Stacey Graham @staceyigrahamI'll get it rolling! @erikhane, what's the top three things you look for in a cover letter? #askagent
1) clear understanding of hook
2) avoids overly long summary/commentary
3) why the author is the best person to write the book #askagent
Alexis Daria @alexisdaria#askagent How much do you expect voice to come through in the one page synopsis?
Travel Movie Guide @750GMTIdeal length of query e-mail for non-fiction, measured in short paragraphs? Which is worse, too much or too little information? #askagent
Laura Zats @LZats@OdeliaEmmanuel I will consider their career goals, future works, &personality before I sign them. I'm signing them, not a book! #askagent
Laura Zats @LZats@JoEatsFood @erikhane Something I've never seen before. A story and an MC I simply MUST explore. Why is your book different? #askagent
Mistle-Jo Ladziński ☃️has a Master's now @JoEatsFood#askagent @erikhane What's your favorite thing to see in a query?
Kaily Snider @Kaily_Snides@LZats @erikhane does word count affect your decision to request a ms from a query letter? 125,000 words per say. #askagent