Jess Dallow

@jldallow

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

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Brower Literary & Management

Jess Dallow @jldallow · May 7

If you’re not even taking the time to address your query letter to me, I’m gonna be a lot less inclined to read it. #querytip

Jess Dallow @jldallow · Mar 3

Hi, hi, when you query me (or anyone), please do not talk about my (or anyone's) looks because, wow, that is gross and not appropriate. #querytip

Jess Dallow @jldallow · Feb 20

When you're querying an agent, don't insult other genres that seem "beneath you". You won't get anywhere by alienating yourself & that agent might be a big fan of the genre you just insulted.Automatic pass. Talk about your book. Talk about you. There's no need to insult #querytip

Jess Dallow @jldallow · 7 May 2019

Authors, please do not have someone (a lawyer, manager, etc) submit your query on your behalf. I promise I will read it even if you've never written or been published before. I'm honestly less inclined to read it if you're not sending it yourself. #querytip

Jess Dallow @jldallow · 17 Jan 2019

If I request your manuscript, please send it in the same thread as your query. You don't need to change the subject line either. I promise I'll see it. #querytip

Jess Dallow @jldallow · 21 Sep 2018

Please note that a synopsis is not a replacement for a query letter. You want to make sure that your query letter can still tell me what your manuscript is about. #querytip

Jess Dallow @jldallow · 11 Aug 2018

A great way to ensure I’ll never look at your query is if you send me a 7 day countdown to when you’ll be sending it. #querytip

Jess Dallow @jldallow · 11 Jan 2018

Please don't start your query letter with "Dear Agent". It looks like you did 0 research on what I'm looking for. #querytip