LisaGreenEditor

Assistant Editor

City Owl Press

Assistant Editor for the Mystic Owl line of City Owl Press

LisaGreenEditor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor for the Mystic Owl line of City Owl Press
54 MSWL
5 Tips

Here's a #querytip for those in the #querytrenches: Always take the time to research who you are sending to. I can't tell you how many people send me "I'm looking for representation" or YA or 100000 word novel. I can't take those and I don't represent, I'm with the publisher. <3

LisaGreenEditor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor for the Mystic Owl line of City Owl Press
54 MSWL
5 Tips

I love YA, but CANNOT acquire it. I get so many YA queries. I can't take anything below 50K and above 75K yet I get 150,000 word manuscripts. I only take fantasy or sci-fi w/ romance. I get epics with no romance. Read the guidelines for both our sakes. #querytip #asktheeditor

LisaGreenEditor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor for the Mystic Owl line of City Owl Press
54 MSWL
5 Tips

Your summary/pitch in your query letter should read like the back matter of a book. When you look for a book to read, you want to be enticed w/clear goal, problem, and stakes. So do I! #querytip #asktheeditor

LisaGreenEditor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor for the Mystic Owl line of City Owl Press
54 MSWL
5 Tips

When it's time to query, DON'T be afraid but DO make sure you're ready. That means check the guidelines and revise, have beta or critique partners look at it, and get it in the best shape possible. #querytip #asktheeditor

LisaGreenEditor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor for the Mystic Owl line of City Owl Press
54 MSWL
5 Tips

Guys I'll be honest - I'm getting a LOT of YA/MG queries and though I love YA - It doesn't fit the Mystic Owl guidelines! Please read them before you #query. #MSWL #querytip #alwaysknowwhoyouquery cityowlpress.com/queries/#mysti…