Masha Gunic

Literary Agent

Azantian Literary Agency

Associate Agent at Azantian Literary Agency / Open to queries / Always looking for new experiences

Masha Gunic
@masha_gunic
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Azantian Literary Agency / Open to queries / Always looking for new experiences
48 MSWL
10 Tips

When reading a query I want to know who your character is and what they want. Also what is standing in their way? What will they have to do in order to overcome this obstacle? Is there a flaw they need to overcome? And what will happen if they don't reach their goal?

#querytip

Masha Gunic
@masha_gunic
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Azantian Literary Agency / Open to queries / Always looking for new experiences
48 MSWL
10 Tips

When I'm reading manuscripts I always want to see what does your character want vs what do they need in order to change.

These are usually different but try to make sure your MC (and even secondary ones) have both!

#amagenting #querytip

Masha Gunic
@masha_gunic
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Azantian Literary Agency / Open to queries / Always looking for new experiences
48 MSWL
10 Tips

Authors, please try to not make your query letters too long (or short)!

The best ones I've received were usually under about 350 words and above 250.

I want to get to your sample as soon as possible, and I'm personally not a fast reader. 🙂📖 #querytip

Masha Gunic
@masha_gunic
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Azantian Literary Agency / Open to queries / Always looking for new experiences
48 MSWL
10 Tips
Masha Gunic
@masha_gunic
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Azantian Literary Agency / Open to queries / Always looking for new experiences
48 MSWL
10 Tips

I know ppl are excited to send their work, but plz don't send the same project so soon after a rejection. If I reject something and then the same project is sent to me a week later, it's going to be very clear that not enough substantial changes were made #amagenting #querytip

Masha Gunic
@masha_gunic
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Azantian Literary Agency / Open to queries / Always looking for new experiences
48 MSWL
10 Tips

Please, please, please DONT query more than one agent in an agency at a time. I don't like reading the same query more than once #querytip

Masha Gunic
@masha_gunic
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at Azantian Literary Agency / Open to queries / Always looking for new experiences
48 MSWL
10 Tips

Remember to not make your queries too long... I still need energy for the actual manuscript! #querytip