Eva Scalzo

Literary Agent

Speilburg Literary Agency

a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

Q10: Science Fiction: I'm not big on sentient creatures really, so this one isn't going to work for me either. Pass. #tenqueries 11/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

Q9: MG Fantasy: This has a time-traveling element that doesn't quite work for me, even if the premise has promise. Pass. #tenqueries 10/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

Q8: PNR/Speculative: This has a lot going on, including a crazy word count, which makes it an easy no. Pass. #tenqueries 9/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

Q7: Fantasy: This is surface-level interesting but doesn't do enough to draw me in, so ultimately it's a no. Pass. #tenqueries 8/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

Q6: Urban Fantasy: What is with all these 3-line pitches today? I need a little bit more to go on than that, this just makes it easier to pass, I don't have the bandwidth to figure out what the story is about. Pass. #tenqueries 7/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

Q5: Fantasy: I've read this query 3 times, and it might be the killer headache I'm currently sporting, but I can't figure out what is happening in this story. Pass. #tenqueries 6/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

Q4: Fiction: So the problem with this query is that I can't place it in terms of category or genre. So I don't know what to do with this story. Pass. #tenqueries 5/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

Q3: MG Fantasy: This has a unique premise but the voice feels a bit to old for MG for me. Pass. #tenqueries 4/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

Q2: Science Fiction: This is a bit low on word count and has aliens in it, which isn't my jam. Pass #tenqueries 3/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

Q1: YA Fantasy: This pitch is 5 sentences long and doesn't do enough to distinguish itself from the many YA Fantasy pitches I see in my inbox. Pass. #tenqueries 2/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

Q10: Women's Fiction: This is one of those dual-timeline stories that people love, but I do not. Alas. Pass. #tenqueries 11/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

Q9: YA Fantasy: One of the POV's in this is an inanimate object and I just don't think that is going to work for me. Pass. #tenqueries 10/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

Q8: Romantic Suspense: This pitch didn't include sample pages so who knows. There are elements I liked, some I was skeptical of, so the sample pages would have been critical to review. Pass. #tenqueries 9/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

Q7: Romance: This is set in the 90s and I just am not the right fit for stories set in near-contemporary settings. I'm not ready for my high school and college years to be historical settings, LOL. Pass. #tenqueries 8/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

Q6: YA Fantasy: I have seen versions of this same siren story over and over again. It's okay to reimagine stories and ideas, but you have to take it a step further to make it really stand out and that's what's missing. Pass. #tenqueries 7/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

Q5: YA Fantasy: I'm not sure this elven mythology is quite my jam. It doesn't feel new enough. Pass. #tenqueries 6/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

Q4: YA Contemporary: This doesn't feel like it has enough to really break out into something special. Like the threads are there, but not quite fully connecting for me. Pass. #tenqueries 5/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

Q3: YA Gothic: There is one element of this story that makes it not YA but it's intrinsic to the plot and I just...I don't know how to work around that. Pass. #tenqueries 4/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

Q2: YA Horror: I read this author's books in a very different genre and remember liking them. This kind of horror is very up my alley so this is a no-brainer. Full Request. #tenqueries 3/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

Q1: Romance: The way this is pitched it doesn't actually work as a romance, it feels more like upmarket fiction, which I do not rep. Pass. #tenqueries 2/