Kerstin Wolf @Kerstin_Wolf#askPSLA In order to get established as an agent, is it typical to start in New York before moving elsewhere?
I'm the only one at PSLA that did :) it's common but not required, tho most assistant jobs are in office somewhere #askPSLA
Sheldon Malier @SheldonMalier#askPSLA As new writer seeking agent: Is it good/safe to post ms online (wattpad, etc)? How else would I get noticed without having credit?
I wouldn't, esp if you're doing it just to entice agents. Just write a good query/book, I won't care about credits! #askPSLA
elizabeth hartey @drliz5How do you feel about the dreaded prologue I've cut mine and put it back lots bc I really like it but I know many agents don't #askPSLA
I'm never sure why it has to be a prologue and not 1st chap if it's so important? Not an automatic reject though #askPSLA
Tonja Tomblin @tonjatomblin#askPSLA what's the best way to query a dual-POV MS? Focus on one character and explain it's 2 at the end?
focus on the connecting thread! I know query shark has a stellar post on it, search "multiple pov" on their site :) #askPSLA
Brandy meinhardt @MeinhardtBrandyIs it difficult to sell a a debut that is meant to be a series? (Time travel romance) and should query focus on 1st book or series? #askPSLA
Not necessarily, but the first still needs to be satisfying on its own. And focus on the first book! #askPSLA
Saffron A Kent @SaffronAKent#askPSLA If after reading the partial you req'd the full MS, what would make you reject it?
I got bored, or it was fine but didn't stand out. For fulls the problem is often in the plot. #askPSLA
Angela D @MeAngelaD#askPSLA Is using a comp title of an author you rep in the query a turn-off?
Nope, but it should definitely be accurate then! Also, if your book is TOO close I might reject bc of it #askPSLA
Aubrey Leaman @ifmermaidsWhen querying for nonfiction, does mentioning active blog followers with large platforms help in the query letter? #askPSLA
people that follow you having followers, you mean? Not important at all (unless maybe a celeb promises a blurb?) #askPSLA
Lisa @LmarieWrites#askPSLA My YA contemporary has LGBTQ mc's, but isn't a coming out story. Is this ok? Or does sexuality have to be a main storyline?
more than okay! I've over coming out stories anyway #askPSLA
Brandy meinhardt @MeinhardtBrandyShould I bother querying previously shopped MS by former agent? It didn't sell to those editors so maybe it's a dead project? #askPSLA
it's probably dead for now, unfortunately. Still worth keeping in your inventory, but query with new project #askPSLA
S.T. Sterlings @ststerlingsIf you like a query and request a partial, what would turn you off from requesting a full? #askPSLA
If after 50pgs, nothing has happened and I'm not interested in what happens next, or into the main character. #askPSLA
Sophie Pinkoski @sophiemlpink#askPSLA how important is an author bio if you don't have any notable previously published works?
worth including for that human touch, but not important enough to stress over #askPSLA