JenniferMarchSoloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | PB+MG+YA+Adult | she/her | PRIVATE LESSONS by @cyntaur , CEMETERY BOYS, by @aidenschmaiden , & THIS IS MY AMERICA by @KCJohnsonwrites
156 MSWL
45 AskAgent
77 Tips

#QueryTip Know category, genre, and word count, as well as 2-3 recent comps, published in the last three years with strong sales: “[TITLE] is [COMP] meets [COMP] with ________ of [COMP]." Then explain how the book fits into the market + reader appeal. #amquerying

JenniferMarchSoloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | PB+MG+YA+Adult | she/her | PRIVATE LESSONS by @cyntaur , CEMETERY BOYS, by @aidenschmaiden , & THIS IS MY AMERICA by @KCJohnsonwrites
156 MSWL
45 AskAgent
77 Tips
JenniferMarchSoloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | PB+MG+YA+Adult | she/her | PRIVATE LESSONS by @cyntaur , CEMETERY BOYS, by @aidenschmaiden , & THIS IS MY AMERICA by @KCJohnsonwrites
156 MSWL
45 AskAgent
77 Tips

#WriteTip (#QueryTip #HelpfulStepForYourReadersTip)

Include page numbers on your #WIP manuscript for easy reference. Your beta readers (as well as agents, editors, and anyone providing feedback on the draft) will love you for it.

#amwriting #amrevising #amquerying

JenniferMarchSoloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | PB+MG+YA+Adult | she/her | PRIVATE LESSONS by @cyntaur , CEMETERY BOYS, by @aidenschmaiden , & THIS IS MY AMERICA by @KCJohnsonwrites
156 MSWL
45 AskAgent
77 Tips

#QueryTip

I welcome the chance to see illustrated dummies. Sadly, my Query Manager form doesn't accept large attachments. Instead, please provide a (password-protected) portfolio link, Dropbox link or a Google doc link. I promise I'll click through to look!

Best of luck!

JenniferMarchSoloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | PB+MG+YA+Adult | she/her | PRIVATE LESSONS by @cyntaur , CEMETERY BOYS, by @aidenschmaiden , & THIS IS MY AMERICA by @KCJohnsonwrites
156 MSWL
45 AskAgent
77 Tips

#querytip about me:

I believe in the power of #revision. Unless a project is outside my expertise and taste (or too close to something I already represent), if I pass, no means not yet, and I encourage #writers to take the time #revise and then return to me.

1/2

JenniferMarchSoloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | PB+MG+YA+Adult | she/her | PRIVATE LESSONS by @cyntaur , CEMETERY BOYS, by @aidenschmaiden , & THIS IS MY AMERICA by @KCJohnsonwrites
156 MSWL
45 AskAgent
77 Tips

#QueryTip I am open to seeing revisions and welcome resubmissions. (I've signed more than one client after a R&R)

But please follow @AndreaBrownLit guidelines:

Wait six months; then send a *significant* revision.

Make it so good, I can't say no.😉

Good luck, #amquerying!

JenniferMarchSoloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | PB+MG+YA+Adult | she/her | PRIVATE LESSONS by @cyntaur , CEMETERY BOYS, by @aidenschmaiden , & THIS IS MY AMERICA by @KCJohnsonwrites
156 MSWL
45 AskAgent
77 Tips

#WriteTip / #QueryTip / #RevisionTip

From an agent's perspective, a high word count can be a red flag that the project is early and in need of revision.

For that reason, if your word count is high, I strongly recommend revising before submitting.

But all is not lost...!

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JenniferMarchSoloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | PB+MG+YA+Adult | she/her | PRIVATE LESSONS by @cyntaur , CEMETERY BOYS, by @aidenschmaiden , & THIS IS MY AMERICA by @KCJohnsonwrites
156 MSWL
45 AskAgent
77 Tips
JenniferMarchSoloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | PB+MG+YA+Adult | she/her | PRIVATE LESSONS by @cyntaur , CEMETERY BOYS, by @aidenschmaiden , & THIS IS MY AMERICA by @KCJohnsonwrites
156 MSWL
45 AskAgent
77 Tips

#QueryTip With me, no means not yet. If you query me, and I pass, you are welcome to send new projects to me, or a significant revision after six months. I am impressed by creators who don't give up and continue to write/revise + master their craft. Best of luck! #amquerying

JenniferMarchSoloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | PB+MG+YA+Adult | she/her | PRIVATE LESSONS by @cyntaur , CEMETERY BOYS, by @aidenschmaiden , & THIS IS MY AMERICA by @KCJohnsonwrites
156 MSWL
45 AskAgent
77 Tips

#QueryTip A "no" from one ABLA agent is a "no" from the agency as a whole. However, you may submit a new work to another agent or the same agent. And, if the work is significantly revised, you may resubmit it after 6 months.
andreabrownlit.com/how-to-submit.…

JenniferMarchSoloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | PB+MG+YA+Adult | she/her | PRIVATE LESSONS by @cyntaur , CEMETERY BOYS, by @aidenschmaiden , & THIS IS MY AMERICA by @KCJohnsonwrites
156 MSWL
45 AskAgent
77 Tips

#QueryTip I am now using Query Manager to manage my query box.

If you would like to query me, please use this form and follow the steps:

QueryMe.Online/JenniferMarchS…

I love a good story and hope to have the chance to read yours. Thank you!

JenniferMarchSoloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | PB+MG+YA+Adult | she/her | PRIVATE LESSONS by @cyntaur , CEMETERY BOYS, by @aidenschmaiden , & THIS IS MY AMERICA by @KCJohnsonwrites
156 MSWL
45 AskAgent
77 Tips

#QueryTip Unfortunately, I cannot accept queries or pitches via Twitter dm, but I welcome everyone to query me via email:

soloway@andreabrownlit.com

I hope to have the opportunity to consider your work!

JenniferMarchSoloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | PB+MG+YA+Adult | she/her | PRIVATE LESSONS by @cyntaur , CEMETERY BOYS, by @aidenschmaiden , & THIS IS MY AMERICA by @KCJohnsonwrites
156 MSWL
45 AskAgent
77 Tips

#QueryTip If you get a request for a full or partial manuscript...

Before you send, do one final review and accept all track changes + remove any reader comments, etc., from the draft. #amquerying

JenniferMarchSoloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | PB+MG+YA+Adult | she/her | PRIVATE LESSONS by @cyntaur , CEMETERY BOYS, by @aidenschmaiden , & THIS IS MY AMERICA by @KCJohnsonwrites
156 MSWL
45 AskAgent
77 Tips

#QueryTip A great title really helps to pique a reader's (or an agent's or editor's) interest (even if it gets changed later). Try to craft a title that raises a question in the reader's mind, and better yet, establishes tone and style. #amwriting #amquerying

JenniferMarchSoloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | PB+MG+YA+Adult | she/her | PRIVATE LESSONS by @cyntaur , CEMETERY BOYS, by @aidenschmaiden , & THIS IS MY AMERICA by @KCJohnsonwrites
156 MSWL
45 AskAgent
77 Tips
JenniferMarchSoloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | PB+MG+YA+Adult | she/her | PRIVATE LESSONS by @cyntaur , CEMETERY BOYS, by @aidenschmaiden , & THIS IS MY AMERICA by @KCJohnsonwrites
156 MSWL
45 AskAgent
77 Tips

#QueryTip When querying me, if your first chapter is slightly longer than 10 pages and you'd like to include the entire chapter, please do in the body of the email--as long as it isn't 15+ pages. Best of luck! #amquerying

JenniferMarchSoloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | PB+MG+YA+Adult | she/her | PRIVATE LESSONS by @cyntaur , CEMETERY BOYS, by @aidenschmaiden , & THIS IS MY AMERICA by @KCJohnsonwrites
156 MSWL
45 AskAgent
77 Tips

#QueryTip and request: Please double space your manuscript pages and use paragraph indentions with an easy-to-read font (no italics please). Single space can be difficult to read, and I want to read your work. I'd hate to miss you due to formatting. #amquerying

JenniferMarchSoloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | PB+MG+YA+Adult | she/her | PRIVATE LESSONS by @cyntaur , CEMETERY BOYS, by @aidenschmaiden , & THIS IS MY AMERICA by @KCJohnsonwrites
156 MSWL
45 AskAgent
77 Tips

#QueryTip + request as I read submissions late at night:

Please put page numbers on your manuscript or #PB dummy, if you're an author/illustrator. It's helpful for me to review your work, so I can tell you what I like, as well as suggestions, etc.

#amquerying #amwriting

JenniferMarchSoloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | PB+MG+YA+Adult | she/her | PRIVATE LESSONS by @cyntaur , CEMETERY BOYS, by @aidenschmaiden , & THIS IS MY AMERICA by @KCJohnsonwrites
156 MSWL
45 AskAgent
77 Tips

#QueryTip I try to be accessible on Twitter, but sometimes I miss a Tweet or a DM. If you wish to query me, please send a query letter + the first 10 pgs. or PB ms pasted into the email to soloway@andreabrownlit.com. You will get an auto confirmation. Good luck! #amquerying

JenniferMarchSoloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | PB+MG+YA+Adult | she/her | PRIVATE LESSONS by @cyntaur , CEMETERY BOYS, by @aidenschmaiden , & THIS IS MY AMERICA by @KCJohnsonwrites
156 MSWL
45 AskAgent
77 Tips

#QueryTip The querying process can be frustrating. Don't give up. Keep writing. Work on other projects. Celebrate victories, large and small. If you write a great scene, celebrate. If you get good feedback, celebrate. Then when you get an agent, celebrate! #amquerying #amwriting