Jennifer Laughran

Literary Agent

Andrea Brown Literary Agency

I’m a literary agent for children’s books. Also a life-long bookseller. Also there’s a podcast in the mix. she/her 🏳️‍🌈😘 header art by @cuddlefishpress

Jennifer Laughran
@literaticat
Literary Agent
I’m a literary agent for children’s books. Also a life-long bookseller. Also there’s a podcast in the mix. she/her 🏳️‍🌈😘 header art by @cuddlefishpress
29 MSWL
252 AskAgent
11 Queries
4 Tips

Queries sent with Constant Contact or formatted with other special "designed templates" often go to spam. Plain old email is best! #QueryTip

Jennifer Laughran
@literaticat
Literary Agent
I’m a literary agent for children’s books. Also a life-long bookseller. Also there’s a podcast in the mix. she/her 🏳️‍🌈😘 header art by @cuddlefishpress
29 MSWL
252 AskAgent
11 Queries
4 Tips

I see in a query "There are no other books like this!" + I think: a) you're probably wrong; b) if you're right, there's a reason. #querytip

Jennifer Laughran
@literaticat
Literary Agent
I’m a literary agent for children’s books. Also a life-long bookseller. Also there’s a podcast in the mix. she/her 🏳️‍🌈😘 header art by @cuddlefishpress
29 MSWL
252 AskAgent
11 Queries
4 Tips

Take a look at your query. Wherever you see a rhetorical question, remove and rephrase as a statement. IT'S BETTER NOW. #querytip

Jennifer Laughran
@literaticat
Literary Agent
I’m a literary agent for children’s books. Also a life-long bookseller. Also there’s a podcast in the mix. she/her 🏳️‍🌈😘 header art by @cuddlefishpress
29 MSWL
252 AskAgent
11 Queries
4 Tips

So I wrote this blog post all about query etiquette. What to do when an agent says those magic words... literaticat.blogspot.com/2014/06/all-ab… #querytip