McCorkle_Editor

Editor

City Owl Press

AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

If you are a #querying author and wonder whether or not I accept M/F, F/F, M/M, non-binary, or any combination thereof, the answer is absolutely. Love is love. As long as they are consenting adults and the novel fits what I'm looking for, I'm all in. #querytip

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

Publishing truth: Your English degree is not always going to coincide with what is done in #publishing. That was one of the hardest things for me to get used to. #pubtip #querytip

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

#QueryTip to #SFFpit peeps: If I am wavering, I check your profile for a link to a site where I might find a sample of your #writing. Listing that link in your bio can be vital.

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

If your word count doesn't fit exactly into our criteria, but I love the novel and you're willing to raise or lower it, I will still consider it. #querytip #querytrenches

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

Just because an editor passes on your manuscript doesn't mean it isn't good. It just means it isn't right for them. Keep trying! #querytip

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

1 of 2: Having been in the #querytrenches as an author, having an editor request your full, then pass, I remember thinking, "what does that mean?" That is a tough answer because its different for every editor. #querytip

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

What makes me stop reading and/or reject a manuscript? Too many, or poorly executed broken/incomplete sentences. I don't care if everyone else is doing it. Would you jump off a bridge if everyone else was? #querytip #amquerying

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

What makes me stop reading and/or reject a manuscript? Too much, or poorly used passive #writing (was, were, had). #querytip #amquerying

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

I love it when authors set their novels in interesting and unique places and make the setting part of the story. #querytip

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

Readers love an author who puts a book out every six to eight months. Longer than that and you run the risk of losing them to the millions of other authors producing more. #PublishingTruth #QueryTip

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

#Publishing truth: Readers love a prolific author. If your sales are lagging and you only have one to two books out, that could be why. Keep #writing! #querytip

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

A question I often get: Do you consider previously self-published novels? We do, so long as they fit what we're looking for. #querytip

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips
McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips
McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

Reading is an important part of being a writer. It keeps you aware of trends in the industry and can help improve your skills. #querytip #writetip #writersroad

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips
McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

Rejections suck, but they are a step closer to a yes! Just because your work isn't perfect for one person, doesn't mean it won't be for another. #querytip

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

Important #QueryTip: If you say there are no books out there like yours, it leads me to two bad conclusions which likely mean a rejection: 1. It may be impossible to market. 2. You may not read enough.

McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips
McCorkle_Editor
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/ City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres, freelance editor. Love is love. enigmaticeditor.blogspot.com
89 MSWL
74 Tips

Ever wonder what the top three things are that will get you rejected (by me, at least)? Here you have it, the Trifecta of Rejection: writersroadresource.com/2020/05/20/the… #querytip #querying #writing #pubtip