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JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · Jun 16

#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...!


JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 29 Oct 2019

Emily Rodmell @EmilyRodmell

The title of your manuscript file is important. Always include your name and book title in the file name when you save it.


An editor with too many files labeled “Final manuscript” or “Book” floating around her reading device.

#QueryTip File names with the project title and your name are helpful to agents when submitting full manuscripts to agents. It’s a good habit that will help when your book sells and you start sharing manuscript files with your editor (see below) #amwriting #amrevising

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 9 May 2019

#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 · 17 Apr 2019

#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.…

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 19 Mar 2019

#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:


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

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 11 Dec 2018

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

I hope to have the opportunity to consider your work!

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 6 Nov 2018

#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 · 18 Oct 2018

#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 · 11 Sep 2018

#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 · 30 Aug 2018

#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 · 15 Aug 2018

#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 · 14 Aug 2018

#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 You will get an auto confirmation. Good luck! #amquerying

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 9 Aug 2018

#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

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 8 Aug 2018

#QueryTip If I request a revise and resubmit, and in the meantime, you receive an offer of representation, please let me know right away, even if it hasn't been six months. An R&R from me means I really like the project + hope for another chance with you. #amquerying #amrevising

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 7 Aug 2018

#QueryTip I look for clients who have established critique groups and beta readers. Although I'm editorial, I am only one person with a limited experience, and I might miss a nuance. Multiple eyes on your project will help you produce your best work. #amquerying #amwritng

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 11 Jul 2018

#WritingTip The first page is your big chance to hook your reader:

Start with a great first line,
raise a compelling question (or 2-3);
introduce the protagonist (make the reader care); and
launch into a scene with conflict.

#amrevising #querytip

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 6 Jul 2018

#QueryTip No need to send a query to me as an exclusive. I expect and want you to query other agents. You deserve the best representation for your work, be it me or someone else. Query far and wide to find the right fit for you. #amquerying

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 16 May 2018

#QueryTip If you wish to send a revision 6+ months after I pass, please revise the entire submission: the pitch, the query letter, and most importantly, the opening pages. (If it reads the same as before, I will sadly pass again.) #amquerying #amrevising

JenniferMarchSoloway @marchsoloway · 18 Apr 2018

#QueryTip Submit only one #PB project when querying. Choose the one you think is the strongest. If I like it, I will ask for several more projects to see more of your work. #amquerying #amrevising #amwriting