Flo✴ho✴ho✴illustrator @Flo_illustrator@mollykh Your profile says "closed to submissions." So I'm genuinely, respectfully curious how it works? So many agents and publishers say they don't accept new work.
K.C. Cobble @kc_cobbleLastly, are writing styles/voices such as those found in the His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman or The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis considered outdated, or are they still relevant as long as the story is compelling? #askTBA
Shelly Steig @shellysteigIf a pitch is bypassed during a contest, is it useful to cold query afterwards? #asktba
heidi heilig @heidiheiligI am such a one! #asktba twitter.com/mollykh/status…
I cite your query all the time! It was such a good one -- AND it felt very personal, like you'd done your research and had a reason for querying ME. Hard to pull off! #askTBA
William CouldBeWriting @WordsWriteWill@louisefury @mollykh @HeddaFlaherty @ALMichael_ For the sake of curiosity, would bullet points be easier/faster for you? Or does the writing style of the query itself enter into your decision as well?
MAKAYLA SOPHIA @makayla_sophiaCan you see “dead” genres breaking out again? Such as YA paranormal or YA dystopia. #askTBA
Melissa Tomas @MelissaTomas6#askTBA Hi ladies of the Bent agancy, when is the appropriate time to adopt a pen name, during the query faze, or after you've been accepted?
K.C. Cobble @kc_cobbleIs it encouraged, discouraged, or inconsequential to mention you have attended a writing retreat in your query? Should you name specific places/author mentors? #askTBA
Shayna Grissom @ShaynaGrissomI'll ask because I haven't seen it yet, #askTBA. What is your #MSWL at the moment?
Heather Flaherty @HeddaFlaherty@ALMichael_ I jump around. I skim the beginning of the query to get the list, pop down to the sample to see the writing, then possibly back up to the query to understand in more detail the storyline. #askTBA
Sabina Lamarca @sabinalamarca#askTBA Do you want comps to be in a certain time period (some want within 2 last years) or more prefer the tone of the book? Thanks for taking questions!
Matt Leyshon @mleyshonauthIf your book is self published does that change or influence anything? #askTBA
K.C. Cobble @kc_cobbleHello everyone! My question is: what is an acceptable maximum word count for a debut, high fantasy novel? #askTBA
Christina Beggs @Mrs_beggsIve had a few very kind rejections simply stating "just not for me". Is it to bold to ask for suggestions to make my next attempt stand out better? I would never expect a response, but I can't help but wonder. Also thank you to rejections, is that weird. #askTBA
Sam Marsden @SamMarsdenNowI sent my MS out to agents in the spring. I had 9 R&R's, but I rushed and sent the revised MS back too soon. I came close to representation but didn't get it. Since then I've been working hard on the MS and it's finding success on wattpad. Do you think I can query again? #askTBA
Alnaaze Nath👀 @alnaazenathooHow do we feel about query letters with humour? Keep it serious or is it ok to let your personality shine through a bit? #askTBA