Stephanie Winter
@readbystephanie
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @PSLiterary . She/Her.
39 MSWL
40 AskAgent
1 Queries
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
64 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips

πŸ”₯(SL)Ashley McAnelly is revisingπŸ”₯ @ashewriter

I know it varies from agent to agent but do either/both of you try to give feedback on fulls that you reject? #askPSLA

I have before, yes! It's rare, and it usually happens when I love the writing but the project needs SO MUCH WORK that I'm not sure my vision will match with the writer's. #askPSLA

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
64 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
64 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
64 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
64 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Stephanie Winter
@readbystephanie
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @PSLiterary . She/Her.
39 MSWL
40 AskAgent
1 Queries
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
64 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips

jrmitchell @jrmitch53998160

#askPSLA Do you have a slush pile? And have you ever had any success with finding an author/book from the slush pile?

I think all agents do. Sush pile = queries from people without a referral β€”Β so the majority of cases. And yes, absolutely! I've signed several authors from the slush pile. #askPSLA

Stephanie Winter
@readbystephanie
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @PSLiterary . She/Her.
39 MSWL
40 AskAgent
1 Queries

L Currie @LCurrie48172079

How do I make sure my manuscript is polished before I query an agent? Would it be best to invest in hiring an editor? #askPSLA

Self-editing is the first step, in my opinion. Take a break from the work and come at it with fresh eyes (this might mean weeks or longer!). Explore free options like beta readers and writing groups--other writers who are also looking for another opinion. #askPSLA

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
64 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips

πŸ’« K.E. Stanton πŸ¦‹ @kestanton1

Do you like it when an author has more than one (polished) book to offer at the time of signing or does it not make a difference in the ultimate decision?

#askPSLA pic.twitter.com/XMpm1qWohR

I like it when a writer has more than one book in them, whether polished now (great!) or to be written in the future. As an agent, it's my intention to sign an author for the duration of their careerβ€”and I hope it'll be a long one! πŸ₯° #askPSLA

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
64 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
64 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Stephanie Winter
@readbystephanie
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @PSLiterary . She/Her.
39 MSWL
40 AskAgent
1 Queries

Lacy - Host of That's ProbLITmatic Podcast @reachwriter

In your opinion, what makes writing "exceptional"?

#askPSLA

For me personally, if it is well-paced (the author knows how much to write and when to stop); if it is incisive; if the voices/characters are interesting/engrossing. #askPSLA

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
64 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
64 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
64 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips

Bethany Samaddar is on hiatus @blsamaddar

If your manuscript has gone through a developmental edit, is that worth mentioning in your query letter? #askPSLA

I assume all manuscripts have gone through developmental editing β€” it's an important step to get a work ready for submission. (Sadly, the ones who have not stand out in a bad way.) If you used an editor, then it might be worth mentioning that editor's name. #askPSLA

Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
64 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Cecilia (Cece) Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
Storyteller & Storyseller πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ/ Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary / Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS/ Feminist. Latinx. Immigrant. Reader.
64 MSWL
55 AskAgent
2 Tips
Stephanie Winter
@readbystephanie
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @PSLiterary . She/Her.
39 MSWL
40 AskAgent
1 Queries