Stephanie Winter @readbystephanie · Sep 27

Samantha Kolber @SamanthaKolber

@PSLiterary @maureen_moretti @readbystephanie I was recently turned down for rep. because my Picture Book was deemed "too quiet" for a breakout author, even tho the agent LOVED it. What kind of book should I be submitting as a breakout author? #askPSLA

Replying to @SamanthaKolber

I currently don’t represent PBs, but I’d say research the market, look to see if there’s a hole in the market, topic-wise, that a book by you could fill. A rejection from one agent also does not mean a rejection from every agent. #askPSLA

Maureen Moretti @maureen_moretti · Sep 27

Kimberly Crow @KibbyTweets

If you love a MS, is there anything that would still make you pass on offering representation? #askPSLA

Replying to @KibbyTweets

Short answer: No. Long answer: Probably. There are certain things that are necessary in the agent author relationship, like editorial vision. If we don't see the novel the same way, it behooves the author to find an agent who shares their vision #askPSLA

Stephanie Winter @readbystephanie · Sep 27

Kimberly Crow @KibbyTweets

If you love a MS, is there anything that would still make you pass on offering representation? #askPSLA

Replying to @KibbyTweets

If the agent and client don’t share the same vision for the book, that could complicate my decision to offer representation. We need to be able to work toward a goal, through editing, sub, and beyond. :) #askPSLA

Stephanie Winter @readbystephanie · Sep 27

👻 julie is busy being a horrible goose!! @thelibrawrian

@PSLiterary If someone is actively querying agents who seem to match well with project, how many outright rejections should they collect before looking into revising the query? I know there's no perfect answer, but more than 10? 15? #askPSLA

Replying to @thelibrawrian

Publishing is a hard business. It’s slow and there’s a LOT of rejection. If you’re confident your work is strong and you’ve done everything you can to improve the piece, keep querying. It just takes one agent. You’ll know when you’re done pitching the project. #askPSLA

Maureen Moretti @maureen_moretti · Sep 27

Maureen Moretti @maureen_moretti

Something that moves me. Something that changes the way I see the world or people or a situation I previously thought I understood well. #askPSLA twitter.com/ryanefulton/st…

I realize this is the most vague way to answer this question, but it's true! I rarely know exactly what I'm looking for until I find it. There are things I like to see, and they're on my MSWL but a book from the heart will trump those every day that ends in y #askPSLA

Maureen Moretti @maureen_moretti · Sep 27

ryan fulton ✍🏻 @ryanefulton

@PSLiterary What is your dream manuscript? #askPSLA

Something that moves me. Something that changes the way I see the world or people or a situation I previously thought I understood well. #askPSLA

Stephanie Winter @readbystephanie · Sep 27

Lynn(e) Schmidt @LynneSchmidt

Any suggestions on the best way to pitch/query a poetry collection? #askPSLA

Replying to @LynneSchmidt

My advice is do your research on which agents accept poetry! You can try other agents but you’re more likely to gain traction with someone specifically open to poetry. It’s a tough market to crack—as much as I love reading it, I currently don’t represent it. 🙂#askPSLA

Maureen Moretti @maureen_moretti · Sep 27

🆆🆁🅴🅺🅴🅷🅰🆅🅾🅲 @wrekehavoc

I know the goal is to sell. But how do you balance that with the times you find an amazing book that might start its own trend for all we know?

Replying to @wrekehavoc

We always say don't write to trends because they're so fleeting & the same goes for signing clients. I try to focus on the career of an author rather than the Book of the Minute. #askPSLA

Stephanie Winter @readbystephanie · Sep 27

Geoffrey Best @geoffreybest

Is it important to have an agent in the same country, like I'm Canada, could I have an American agent?, does that even matter? #askPSLA

Replying to @geoffreybest

It depends on the market you’re looking to break into. At PSLA, we focus on the American market and do Canada. Before you sign with an agent, look at where they’re other projects are in the market. #askPSLA

Maureen Moretti @maureen_moretti · Sep 27

Geoffrey Best @geoffreybest

Is it important to have an agent in the same country, like I'm Canada, could I have an American agent?, does that even matter? #askPSLA

Replying to @geoffreybest

You could absolutely have an American agent. PS is based in Canada but three of our agents are in the US (including me!). The only difference really is the tax forms and your agent should be able to assist with that. #askPSLA

Stephanie Winter @readbystephanie · Sep 27

Kris Purdy @Home_in_Toronto

@maureen_moretti @LynneSchmidt Would you prefer a writer to come to you with a publisher already interested or without? #askPSLA

Replying to @Home_in_Toronto

Offers are nice but that’s also what the agent is for—if you decide to go with an agent, than it’s to your benefit to have us involved in offer negotiation. #askPSLA

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