Jess Dallow

Literary Agent

Brower Literary & Management

Associate literary agent at @browerliterary . Crisis Counselor. Cat sitter. All about wine, books, food, & tv. Opinions & tweets are my own.

Jess Dallow
@jldallow
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @browerliterary . Crisis Counselor. Cat sitter. All about wine, books, food, & tv. Opinions & tweets are my own.
140 MSWL
26 AskAgent
9 Tips

Carol Gore @CarolGo40107621

@jldallow How do you prefer query letters to be structured? Word count/genre/other stats up front, right into the hook, or otherwise?

For me personally, I prefer right into the hook and then stats after. However, as long as you have a good hook for your story and get me interested and wanting more, the order really doesn't matter to me. #askagent

Jess Dallow
@jldallow
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @browerliterary . Crisis Counselor. Cat sitter. All about wine, books, food, & tv. Opinions & tweets are my own.
140 MSWL
26 AskAgent
9 Tips

Soph @SophiaDerise

@jldallow How important has Twitter (or any social media platform) been in helping you to find authors and manuscripts that you're excited to work with?

The only writers I search for is non-fiction where having a platform is important. Otherwise, I just find clients through contests, conferences, or my query inbox. Social media is good to have, but I wouldn't pass on someone because they don't have it. Unless it's NF. #askagent

Jess Dallow
@jldallow
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @browerliterary . Crisis Counselor. Cat sitter. All about wine, books, food, & tv. Opinions & tweets are my own.
140 MSWL
26 AskAgent
9 Tips

🆆🆁🅴🅺🅴🅷🅰🆅🅾🅲 @wrekehavoc

@jldallow Related topic (and if it isn't okay to ask, sincere apologies!!): If an agent's comments spurred an author to make significant changes to a full on which the agent had to pass, are agents willing to consider it again? I always wondered about that. Thanks!

Was it a R&R or was it just a couple comments? Regardless, if a significant rewrite has been done, I'd take a look again. I can't promise it's what I am looking for or if I feel a connection to it, but I'm always willing to give something another shot. #askagent

Jess Dallow
@jldallow
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @browerliterary . Crisis Counselor. Cat sitter. All about wine, books, food, & tv. Opinions & tweets are my own.
140 MSWL
26 AskAgent
9 Tips
Jess Dallow
@jldallow
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @browerliterary . Crisis Counselor. Cat sitter. All about wine, books, food, & tv. Opinions & tweets are my own.
140 MSWL
26 AskAgent
9 Tips

AJ @ajormon

@jldallow If you’ve requested & turned down material from a writer, are you more or less excited to see a new manuscript from them?

I go through so much material that there’s a chance I won’t remember, but I do always like knowing if you’ve sent a query or manuscript to me before. I take each new project under consideration, so there’s no bias from my end when it comes to previous work. #askagent

Jess Dallow
@jldallow
Literary Agent
Associate literary agent at @browerliterary . Crisis Counselor. Cat sitter. All about wine, books, food, & tv. Opinions & tweets are my own.
140 MSWL
26 AskAgent
9 Tips