Kay Cornett || Literary Agent
@kcornett_agent
Literary Agent
literary agent at @BirchLiterary | MFAW from @saic_news | ⤹ Read my submission guidelines + MSWL | *opinions are my own
1 MSWL
12 AskAgent

The job's what you make of it—agenting, itself, is quite independent. If there's an undiscovered writer that you want to rep, send an outreach letter. Don't wait for the perfect author to land in your inbox (although it does happen!) 4/4 #askagent #WritingCommunity #amquerying

Kay Cornett || Literary Agent
@kcornett_agent
Literary Agent
literary agent at @BirchLiterary | MFAW from @saic_news | ⤹ Read my submission guidelines + MSWL | *opinions are my own
1 MSWL
12 AskAgent

The best way to learn is to DO—there are no rules for becoming an agent. My journey was not straight. I got an MFAW from @saic_news + landed an internship at Folio + ran a bookstore + became an editor, all before @CindyBirchLit took a chance on me. 3/4
#askagent #WritingCommunity

Kay Cornett || Literary Agent
@kcornett_agent
Literary Agent
literary agent at @BirchLiterary | MFAW from @saic_news | ⤹ Read my submission guidelines + MSWL | *opinions are my own
1 MSWL
12 AskAgent

It takes time to make money—I still have a day job working as an assistant to a children's book editor. So you'll spend some time cultivating the careers of your authors before you *actually* earn money. While the job's romanticized, it really is a lot of hard work. 2/4
#askagent

Kay Cornett || Literary Agent
@kcornett_agent
Literary Agent
literary agent at @BirchLiterary | MFAW from @saic_news | ⤹ Read my submission guidelines + MSWL | *opinions are my own
1 MSWL
12 AskAgent

My first month as an agent has been wild + amazing. Just recently on Instagram, the fantastic @carlywatters shared insight on the harsh reality of being an agent, many of the things I'm experiencing now, that I want to share w/ you: 1/4
#askagent #WritingCommunity #amquerying

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
178 MSWL
384 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
178 MSWL
384 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips

Ilya Ellis is querying 🏳️‍🌈 @ilyaellis1

@annmrose Do you have a maybe pile for your queries? If you do what turns those maybes into a request?
Replying to @ilyaellis1

I do. And a maybe for me is—I need to come back and take a deeper/longer look at this when I have time.
Turning it into a request would just be that it is as awesome as I was hoping it would be—which isn’t very helpful I know ❤️

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
178 MSWL
384 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips

Autumn is 17k in Black Diary of a Wimpy Kid 🤓 @autumnwritesya

@annmrose If I want to query a MG novel I think would work very well as a GN…how would I word that in a query?
Replying to @autumnwritesya

Are you trying to sell a prose novel or a GN script?
If it’s a prose novel then I wouldn’t worry about what other formats it could be good in since this is the format you are currently trying to sell in, if that makes sense.

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
178 MSWL
384 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips

Autumn is 17k in Black Diary of a Wimpy Kid 🤓 @autumnwritesya

@annmrose If I want to query a MG novel I think would work very well as a GN…how would I word that in a query?
Replying to @autumnwritesya

Are you trying to sell a prose novel or a GN script?
If it’s a prose novel then I wouldn’t worry about what other formats it could be good in since this is the format you are currently trying to sell in, if that makes sense.

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
178 MSWL
384 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
178 MSWL
384 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips

M. Patrice @callmpg

@annmrose If a book is self-published with limited sales, can the author retire the ISBN, revise the manuscript, rename the book, and offer it to an agent as "new?"
Replying to @callmpg

There would have to be a considerable amount of work done for this to be a “new project”
It might be better to just work on the next new thing instead

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
178 MSWL
384 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
178 MSWL
384 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
178 MSWL
384 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
178 MSWL
384 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips

Gail Notestine @gail_notestine

@annmrose I have a self-published MG series that I have been told would make a great kids TV series. Would a book agent handle that?
Replying to @gail_notestine

Book agents have connections to film agents and some have direct connections to the film industry but since your book is already published a book agent likely won’t be interested unless it has massive sales. You’d likely want to try and find a film agent at this point

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
178 MSWL
384 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
178 MSWL
384 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
178 MSWL
384 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips

Savannah Carlisle @SavvyCarlisle

@annmrose What's a reasonable amount of time to give agents who have your full once you get an offer? I feel like I've heard two weeks, but are there agents who will just pass because they can't review that quickly?
Replying to @SavvyCarlisle

Two weeks is still the standard. And agents not having time anyway isn’t a new thing. We have to look at what we have currently on going and evaluate at the point the offer comes in if our bandwidth will allow time to consider. And sometimes we have no choice but to step aside

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
178 MSWL
384 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
178 MSWL
384 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips
A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
178 MSWL
384 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips