Nicole Payne Is Not Taking Queries

Literary Agent

Golden Wheat Literary

Made up of one part Lab Scientist, one part Nocturnal writer and two parts chocolate. Literary Agent @GoldenWheatLit . Closed for Submissions

Nicole Payne is not taking queries
@tnicolepayne
Literary Agent
Made up of one part Lab Scientist, one part Nocturnal writer and two parts chocolate. Literary Agent @GoldenWheatLit . Closed for Submissions
33 MSWL
11 Tips

#querytip I feel like I need to say this again but your query is a reflection of you as a writer. It’s no different than if you were applying for a job. Because it is one. Both requires you to do your research and send in the requested materials in the right way it’s asked for.

Nicole Payne is not taking queries
@tnicolepayne
Literary Agent
Made up of one part Lab Scientist, one part Nocturnal writer and two parts chocolate. Literary Agent @GoldenWheatLit . Closed for Submissions
33 MSWL
11 Tips

but never knowing about the story that makes it wonderful. I don't like being told the book is good. Let me judge it for myself. Instead, convince me it's good with how you paint the query and the story itself. It's like the whole don't tell but show when writing. Just show me.

Nicole Payne is not taking queries
@tnicolepayne
Literary Agent
Made up of one part Lab Scientist, one part Nocturnal writer and two parts chocolate. Literary Agent @GoldenWheatLit . Closed for Submissions
33 MSWL
11 Tips

They're saying their work will be as big and amazing as *insert popular title here* and sometimes they even put how it's movie worthy. The other is when the query has absolutely nothing on what the story is actually about. It's tiring reading a query about how wonderful a book is

Nicole Payne is not taking queries
@tnicolepayne
Literary Agent
Made up of one part Lab Scientist, one part Nocturnal writer and two parts chocolate. Literary Agent @GoldenWheatLit . Closed for Submissions
33 MSWL
11 Tips

#querytip I've come to realize that two things always alert me of when I might not like a story before I've even read it. The first is when the query compares the story to popular works. And I don't mean that they're saying their story is similar to these popular works.

Nicole Payne is not taking queries
@tnicolepayne
Literary Agent
Made up of one part Lab Scientist, one part Nocturnal writer and two parts chocolate. Literary Agent @GoldenWheatLit . Closed for Submissions
33 MSWL
11 Tips

#agenttip #querytip I’ve been getting a lot of DMs w/unsolicited queries so I need to get some things off my chest. Please follow the proper methods when querying & make sure you read the submission guidelines. It’s your job as writers to be thorough & to be ready BEFORE querying

Nicole Payne is not taking queries
@tnicolepayne
Literary Agent
Made up of one part Lab Scientist, one part Nocturnal writer and two parts chocolate. Literary Agent @GoldenWheatLit . Closed for Submissions
33 MSWL
11 Tips

#querytip Please don’t send unsolicited queries to my direct email. Go through the agency and follow the guidelines. It makes the turnaround process smoother. If you want to make sure I’ve received your query you can always message me on Twitter and I’ll confirm for you.

Nicole Payne is not taking queries
@tnicolepayne
Literary Agent
Made up of one part Lab Scientist, one part Nocturnal writer and two parts chocolate. Literary Agent @GoldenWheatLit . Closed for Submissions
33 MSWL
11 Tips

If you can't handle rejection or constructive criticism without responding bitterly, it'll be hard to become a better writer. #querytip

Nicole Payne is not taking queries
@tnicolepayne
Literary Agent
Made up of one part Lab Scientist, one part Nocturnal writer and two parts chocolate. Literary Agent @GoldenWheatLit . Closed for Submissions
33 MSWL
11 Tips

When you ask an writer to resend following the agency's guidelines and they resend but still don't follow them. *sighs* #agenting #querytip

Nicole Payne is not taking queries
@tnicolepayne
Literary Agent
Made up of one part Lab Scientist, one part Nocturnal writer and two parts chocolate. Literary Agent @GoldenWheatLit . Closed for Submissions
33 MSWL
11 Tips

#querytip Also when you submitting to agents, please, please, please follow their agency's guidelines. I can't stress this enough.

Nicole Payne is not taking queries
@tnicolepayne
Literary Agent
Made up of one part Lab Scientist, one part Nocturnal writer and two parts chocolate. Literary Agent @GoldenWheatLit . Closed for Submissions
33 MSWL
11 Tips

#querytip Submitting directly to me when I didn't request it doesn't put you ahead of everyone else. I go in order of when I received them.

Nicole Payne is not taking queries
@tnicolepayne
Literary Agent
Made up of one part Lab Scientist, one part Nocturnal writer and two parts chocolate. Literary Agent @GoldenWheatLit . Closed for Submissions
33 MSWL
11 Tips

#querytip Writers please tell what your story is about. I don't get anything from you telling me "stuff happens" or "the MC learns a lesson"