Lane Lamberth @laney_lam@byobrooks @JanklowNesbit @WendiLuluGu @canonizer @melflashman @mwspence @AllisonSHunter @hellegilly @thatemmaparry Oh, sorry, I thought Janklow&Nesbit was also in London 😅 thanks anyway!
We do have a UK branch! I'm afraid our participating agents today are in the U.S. office. Sorry for the confusion! #askJNA
Marisa Noelle 🤗🐬🎄 @MarisaNoelle77@byobrooks Interestingly, that’s the one I’ve just sold. Now on a hunt for rep for my YA urban fantasy and MG adventure
Tough sell, not impossible. See? I left myself an out. 😏 #askJNA
Alexandra Johnson @allie_l_johnsonAny advice on querying a “quiet” (as in, internal) YA MS? #askJNA
If the voice knocks me out, then you always have a shot. But to echo @byobrooks -- make sure there's a plot. Even if I love the voice, and not the plot, we can try shaping it together before we send it out to editors. #askJNA
Jennifer Kinzler @JenniferKinzlerIs it okay to query 2 MSs (different genres) at once? #askJNA
Most agents I know prefer to consider one project at a time from the same writer. #askJNA
Zoe @squaremouse7Hope it's okay to ask this... Is historical fantasy too saturated? #askjna
Every genre and subgenre is saturated. (Glib, perhaps, but true.) In all seriousness, I'm more concerned about whether I like the story than anything else. #askJNA
Lane Lamberth @laney_lam@JanklowNesbit @byobrooks @WendiLuluGu @canonizer @melflashman @mwspence @AllisonSHunter @hellegilly @thatemmaparry Is it possible/doable for someone from the Netherlands to find representation in the UK? #askJNA
I would assume so? But you'd probably be best served asking UK-based agents this question. #askJNA
Kate Gardner @katevgardner#askjna How important is the number of social media followers someone has when you're considering working with them?
Unless their book is based on on their social media platform, this is not at all important to me. #askJNA
Mae Coyiuto @maecoyiutothis one is for Brooks! If I met you at an event, should I open my query letter with that and include it in the e-mail subject? thank you! #askJNA
Certainly! That kind of context is always helpful. (You know, unless we REALLY didn't get along at that event.) #askJNA
Miri C Golden @MaryCWallis#askJNA
Can you share some red flags in publishing contracts - elements you advise your clients not to agree to?
Nope, can't share! We have a wonderful contracts department as a first line of defense and long relationships with publishers establishing norms.
I wouldn't provide your first born unless you're sick of them. #askJNA
Brooks Sherman @byobrooks@MarisaNoelle77 Well... #askJNA pic.twitter.com/9nJko2I6zQ
Seriously, it can be done, but it's a tough sell. If you have a fresh dystopian take/premise, that will help. #askJNA
Marisa Noelle 🤗🐬🎄 @MarisaNoelle77Where is the focus right now? Is MG or YA an ‘easier’ sell? Any particular genres hitting it or had too much of? #AskJNA
that's really broad! things are working and not working everywhere! #askJNA
Kieran McMurchy @kieranmcmurchyChange of pace a bit, but how did you all get your start as literary agents? Which university programs? Internships? How did you end up at JNA? #askJNA
We all have different backgrounds. For instance, I didn't study anything publishing-related in college (I was a theater major). I didn't get into the industry until after I turned 30 and had worked in other fields first. #askJNA