JenniferMarchSoloway

@marchsoloway

Associate Agent @AndreaBrownLit , repping PB, MG, YA + select adult. Actively seeking queries. Header art by @JocelynLangrand . Profile art by @diana_toledano_

San Francisco, CA

The Andrea Brown Literary Agency

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Feb 12

Susan Burdorf @sburdorf

#okscbwichat What is the worst trope for you, personally, to read?

Replying to @sburdorf

Sorry, missed this question earlier. I enjoy the author presents a new fun twist on a trope. If I had to admit to a pet peeve, it's overheard conversation--which is a passive way to gain information (and covey info to the reader), and it feels contrived to me. #okscbwichat

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Feb 12

Stephanie Williams @StephanieBoyer

Enjoying the chat so far! @marchsoloway are you interested in seasonal/holiday PBs? #Okscbwichat

Replying to @StephanieBoyer

Sorry, missed this question earlier. Yes, I'd love to see seasonal/holiday PBs, especially if you have a fun new twist in your story. #okscbwichat

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Feb 12

Hannah Tuohy @hannahlollman

@marchsoloway Could you name some of your favorite classic picture books? #okscbwichat

Replying to @hannahlollman

Sorry, missed this question earlier. One of my favorites is HAROLD AND THE PURPLE CRAYON, and I think WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE is masterful. #okscbwichat

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Feb 12

Susan Burdorf @sburdorf

#okscbwichat What is the best time to submit a new ms - when you first open to submissions or further down the timeline? Do you read everything as soon as you get it in order, or do you pick and choose by whim and fancy of the day? Do you read, or do you have an asst read 1st?

Replying to @sburdorf

Sorry, missed this question earlier. You can submit to me anytime. My box is always open, and I read every day looking for the next big thing. It might be yours. Please consider querying me. P.S. No assistant. I read everything personally. #okscbwichat

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Feb 12

Sturgell Illustration @SturgellDraws

@marchsoloway When you get a submission from an author/illustrator with a book dummy, do you read the ms first or go straight to the dummy? #okscbwichat

Replying to @SturgellDraws

Sorry, missed this question earlier. Honestly, I go straight to the dummy. I'm a big fan of illustrated stories, and I love to see how the author/illustrator uses both words and art to convey story. #okscbwichat

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Feb 12

Hannah Tuohy @hannahlollman

@marchsoloway Could you describe your editing process and how you approach revision with clients you’ve already taken on? #okscbwichat

Replying to @hannahlollman

Sorry, missed this question earlier. I read and give notes to my clients, and then we usually discuss my suggestions on the phone. My goal is to best support my clients editorially in the way they need most at each stage of revision. #okscbwichat

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Feb 12

Lisa Katzenberger @FictionCity

Hi Jennifer! I write picture books and chapter books. When querying, would it be helpful to mention this, or just stick to one format? #okscbwichat

Replying to @FictionCity

Sorry, missed this question earlier. Yes, please mention all categories you wish me to eventually represent. But also, I will ask if I'm interested in offering representation. #okscbwichat

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Feb 12

Amy Hillman Writes 🌿 @ArHillman

@marchsoloway @RachelRosentha5 If you are requeried with revisions, would you want the changes noted somewhere in the query/synopsis or just a mention that the ms has been revised? #okscbwichat

Replying to @ArHillman

Sorry, I missed this question earlier. Please mention that the project has been significantly revised. I read and keep every submission, and I will know what has been revised. Great revisions excite me, especially if my notes inspired the writer to elevate the story. #okscbwichat

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Feb 12

Megan Walvoord @mjwalvoord2

@marchsoloway What are things you look for in a query letter? #okscbwichat

Replying to @mjwalvoord2

Sorry I missed this question earlier. I like to see a well-written pitch with a great hook, a brief bio with info relevant to the project and writing, and a few comps to show where the project might fit in the market--followed by a fabulous writing sample. #okscbwichat

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Feb 12

Valerie Lawson @litbeing

@marchsoloway What are you currently reading or what book have you read recently that you absolutely loved? #okscbwichat

Replying to @litbeing

Well, I read HEY KIDDO last week, which I loved. I also read LOOKER, by Laura Sims and THE NEED, by Helen Phillips (adult projects) & loved the writing in both. I'm especially in love with the SCYTHE series by @NealShusterman. He's a master at the top of his craft! #okscbwichat

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Feb 12

Megan Walvoord @mjwalvoord2

@marchsoloway What are some things that make you stop reading a query letter? #okscbwichat

Replying to @mjwalvoord2

Rudeness, I suppose. Or something hateful. But if you mean typos, I'm forgiving. Soloway is a tough name. It sounds like it should be spelled with an "a" or double l's. #okscbwichat