Amanda Jain

Literary Agent

BookEnds Literary Agency

Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
311 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

Today's #querytip: Look at your prologue with a merciless and dispassionate eye. Do you really need it? Most of the time the answer is no.

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
311 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips
Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
311 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

It's super helpful when authors include their query & synopsis as the first pgs of their MS. Love to have everything in 1 place. #querytip

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
311 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

Don't tell me your novel is MG/YA. They're diff categories w/ diff conventions. Know what you've written. #querytip

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
311 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

If I get to the end of your query and you haven't told me the title of your book, that's a problem. #amquerying #querytip

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
311 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

Also, don't denigrate an entire genre as a way of trying to show how much better your book is. Especially a genre I rep. Nope. #querytip

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
311 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

Yes, you're standing out from the crowd when you don't follow sub guidelines. But not in a good way. Follow. Sub. Guidelines. #querytip

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
311 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

If your main character is in his or her 20s, your book is not YA. #querytip #amwriting

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
311 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

If the subj line of your email says you are including a few random chapters of your book, I will immediately delete. #querytip #amquerying

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
311 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

Don't query in the voice of your main character. It's just weird. #querytip #amquerying

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
311 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

Please stop calling them fictional novels. Please. #querytip

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
311 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

If you're thinking of sending a query to multiple agents at once and using a sarcastic / snarky salutation, don't. Just. Don't. #querytip

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
311 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

FYI, emailing a link to your website does not a query make. #querytip

Amanda Jain
@wensday95
Literary Agent
Literary Agent repping adult fiction and nonfiction @bookendslit . You can query me at QueryManager.com/AmandaJain. Books, books, books, always books. she/her
311 MSWL
16 AskAgent
15 Tips

Rsrch word counts for your genre. If you query contemp YA that's 30k or 180k words, it shows you aren't familiar with the market. #querytip