Jennifer Azantian

@jenazantian

Literary Agent. Stepmom. Mom to puppies Zuko and Iroh. Lover of the Fantastic. Occasional sharer of TMI.

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Jennifer Azantian @jenazantian · 30 Jun 2018

Pretty please, let agents know if you have an offer (even if you're withdrawing bc you've found your perfect match). It sucks to start falling for a project only to learn it was recently rep'd. My query system has a spot for that, and I keep messages open. #querytip #amquerying

Jennifer Azantian @jenazantian · 18 Sep 2016

Noticing a trend in my queries of calling stories "epic" bc they are very long. For me, epic fantasy is a specific subgenre. #querytip

Jennifer Azantian @jenazantian · 1 May 2016

ALA is open to MG submissions (with any speculative element) today through the end of the month! :D #querytip

Jennifer Azantian @jenazantian · 2 Dec 2015

One way to get an automatic pass from me is to trash the genre I love (and also the one you write in). #querytip #pubtip

Jennifer Azantian @jenazantian · 9 Oct 2015

#querytip I don't need a Table of Contents. Just get to the writing. ;)

Jennifer Azantian @jenazantian · 4 Oct 2015

When sending a query for a story in a crowded area, it's not a bad idea to include a sentence or two on why yours would stand out. #querytip

Jennifer Azantian @jenazantian · 1 Mar 2015

Two weeks left to send your queries for this round of open subs! Seriously, though, don't rush your projects in. We'll open again! #querytip

Jennifer Azantian @jenazantian · 1 Mar 2015

For me, never end a query with a choice that isn't one: "...must chose between fighting corrupt evil or losing the one he loves" #querytip

Jennifer Azantian @jenazantian · 1 Mar 2015

Actually, unless it's a REALLY tough choice, don't end a query with that sort of statement at all. #querytip #myopinion

Jennifer Azantian @jenazantian · 28 Feb 2015

Get me attached to your main character(s) early. That's how you'll get me to request more. #querytip

Jennifer Azantian @jenazantian · 30 Jan 2015

So many epic fantasies start with descriptions of the weather or mid-battle. Avoiding these will help you stand out in my slush. #querytip

Jennifer Azantian @jenazantian · 22 Jan 2015

IF you're going to send me an Exclusive (which you really don't need to do), please let me know why you chose to do so. #querytip

Jennifer Azantian @jenazantian · 22 Jan 2015

For me, it's typically a good idea to focus on character in your query rather than setting and general "cool stuff". #querytip

Jennifer Azantian @jenazantian · 19 Jan 2015

Just an FYI to queriers. I can see your Google+ pictures. Do with that information what you will. #querytip

Jennifer Azantian @jenazantian · 15 Jan 2015

Avoid backstory in the first page at all costs! #querytip