Lisa Green Editor

Editor

City Owl Press

Associate Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Currently closed to cold queries.

Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
Associate Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Currently closed to cold queries.
67 MSWL
12 Tips

Things that will stop me from offering on even the best novel:
1. It's NOT in the genres I acquire.
2. The author seems unopen and unwilling to revise.
3. The author is not interested in continuing to write in this genre
4. Hostile social media posts.
#querytip #askthe editor

Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
Associate Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Currently closed to cold queries.
67 MSWL
12 Tips

Getting 0 requests?
1. Check your query. Not sure how to write one? There are tons of articles. I've even tweeted about it. Take time to learn.
2. Sample pages. How's your opening? Did you edit? Get critique? Pull us in, make us care. #querytip #asktheeditor#querytrenches

Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
Associate Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Currently closed to cold queries.
67 MSWL
12 Tips

R_adineh @R_Adineh

@LisaGreenEdito2 What are the features of the first chapter of the book that attracts you to the book?

So this question deserves an entire workshop. I have one on this LOL, but the biggest thing I can say in a tweet is to make sure you've edited, had other eyes on it, and it's well written and relevant/necessary to the story. It's a promise to the reader #querytip #asktheeditor

Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
Associate Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Currently closed to cold queries.
67 MSWL
12 Tips

Here's a big #querytip for you from #asktheeditor
If you've already queried me, UNLESS you've significantly revised the manuscript (& I've signed some so that's a real thing), please don't try again thinking I'd forget, or worse yet, forget to track who you've queried already

Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
Associate Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Currently closed to cold queries.
67 MSWL
12 Tips

#querytip When you write the letter, PERSONALIZE it. DON'T: Say I'm seeking representation when querying an editor (possibly the majority of my queries). I'm not an agent. DO: mention something that let's me know you know who you're #querying. #asktheeditor

Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
Associate Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Currently closed to cold queries.
67 MSWL
12 Tips

Thinking of submitting to me when I open to #queries again soon? Read some of my authors' work to see what I like. @AuthorWren It's a Wonderful Lie comes out 12/9 and you can pre-order now. @LeslieSulliRose Pink Guitars and Falling Stars comes out 1/6! #querytip #asktheeditor

Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
Associate Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Currently closed to cold queries.
67 MSWL
12 Tips

Who's doing Nano? Remember, don't send your manuscript out immediately afterwards! Be sure to let it sit for a bit and revise before you #query. #querytip #querytrenches #amquerying #asktheeditor

Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
Associate Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Currently closed to cold queries.
67 MSWL
12 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

Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
Associate Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Currently closed to cold queries.
67 MSWL
12 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

Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
Associate Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Currently closed to cold queries.
67 MSWL
12 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

Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
Associate Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Currently closed to cold queries.
67 MSWL
12 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

Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
Associate Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Currently closed to cold queries.
67 MSWL
12 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…