Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

Q10: Autofiction: Why do people keep querying me with autofiction? I do not particularly like stories based on the author's real life. It's why I hate LITTLE WOMEN, the OG autofiction. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

Q9: YA Fantasy: I just wasn't able to get excited enough about this one to request it. There's possibility here, but maybe it's just not for me. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

Q8: Science Fiction: This query just isn't speaking to me, there is nothing wrong with it, but it's not for me. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

Q7: Urban Fantasy: This adult fantasy is focused on the fey world and I'm just not sure of the market for this kind of story. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

Q6: Science Fiction: I passed on this query back in August. I don't mind taking a second look on *REVISED* work, but sending me the *exact* same query isn't going to change my mind. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

Q5: YA Sci-fi: I think the issue with this one is that it trying to do too many things in one book. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

Q4: Paranormal Romance: The main love interest is Satan? Maybe? I can't actually tell, but I just don't think I'm the best fit for this. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

Q3: YA Contemporary: This is like a Muslim GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN and OMG I totally want to read this. Full Request. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

Q2: Contemporary Romance: This query says nothing about what this book is about, I need to get a sense of the GMC or there's no reason for me to keep reading. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

Q1: Romcom: Except actually this feels like upmarket book club fiction, and isn't quite what I'm looking for. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

Ok, so I'm just under 300 queries (LOLsob) and am going to go back to the edits I was working on. For September I've replied to 216/443 queries, I have 217 to go, plus the 85 that have come in since October 1 (I've replied to 3 of those). #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

Q12: YA Fantasy: This seems to appropriate an underrepresented mythology that isn't of the author's own identity. Which is just really tough in this current environment. Pass. #tenqueries #bonusquery

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

Q11: YA Fantasy: There was a lot I liked here, but as I read the opening pages I struggled with the prose and just think it's not a good fit. Pass. #tenqueries #bonusquery

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

Q10: This query is unintelligible. There is no subject-verb agreement, multiple typos—like I get that typos happen and it's usually not going to be why I pass. But when the problems are so prevalent, it's too much to ignore, even the title makes no sense. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

Q9: Fantasy: I just see no hook for this story, which doesn't compel me to keep reading. But also makes it really hard to sell. All stories need a hook. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

Q8: YA Contemporary: This is a "coming-of-age" story that follows the main character into adulthood and isn't actually YA. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

Q7: Science Fiction: This one has a rather preposterous plot, and it's not that bonkers in a good way. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

Q6: Paranormal Romance: It's a tough market for paranormal and the opening pages here didn't quite grip me, even though the pitch was intriguing. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

Q5: YA Fantasy: Also over word count here, but the plot has no real hook so I'm not really compelled to read more. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua🇵🇷, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

Q4: YA Fantasy: Not sure why this is written as YA. It's way over word count for YA Fantasy, but if the author just wrote it as adult, they wouldn't have to change the story, just age up the characters slightly. (Even the voice doesn't read like YA.) Anyway. Pass. #tenqueries