Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 27 Mar 2014

#2 = contemp YA. Story told via diary. Could work (especially in YA), but this particular query not strong enough. PASS #10queriesIn10tweets

Sara Megibow @SaraMegibow · 27 Mar 2014

#1 = fantasy. Query is unclear on both the story and the genre. "it's good but I don't know what genre it is" = PASS #10queriesIn10tweets

Jennifer Laughran @literaticat · 25 Mar 2014

10) Strong hook, great writing, author w/ awesome background - but project is not for me. Passing along to colleague. #10queriesin10tweets

Jennifer Laughran @literaticat · 25 Mar 2014

9) Very cute and sweet middle grade - but a bit too much like stuff I already rep. :-/ #10queriesin10tweets

Jennifer Laughran @literaticat · 25 Mar 2014

8) They think it is a young middle grade - I disagree. There seems to be a disconnect between tone and premise. #10queriesin10tweets

Jennifer Laughran @literaticat · 25 Mar 2014

7) A YA that sounds epic and cool in a setting/with characters I've never read about. OK, I'll bite. Requested full! #10queriesin10tweets

Jennifer Laughran @literaticat · 25 Mar 2014

Noticing a trend here in #10queriesin10tweets? It's REALLY NOT that projects suck - they're just not for ME. Somebody else will be smitten!

Jennifer Laughran @literaticat · 25 Mar 2014

6) Good writing, well-published author, but it's historical set in a period I just have NO interest in. Have to pass. #10queriesin10tweets

Jennifer Laughran @literaticat · 25 Mar 2014

5) Person I know and love IRL, who didn't follow sub guidelines (silly goose) - I scolded instead of just deleting. :-) #10queriesin10tweets

Jennifer Laughran @literaticat · 25 Mar 2014

4) Nice picture book, full of whimsy. Another agent would be better for this, though. It's NOT YOU, it's ME - really! #10queriesin10tweets

Jennifer Laughran @literaticat · 25 Mar 2014

3) Gorgeous artwork, creepy and cool. But for a project I have no idea how to sell. Have to pass. #10queriesin10tweets

Jennifer Laughran @literaticat · 25 Mar 2014

2: A mother writing on behalf of her child, who has written a book; wants me to give words of encouragement. #10queriesin10tweets

Jennifer Laughran @literaticat · 25 Mar 2014

1) Author seems lovely, but envisions a 155 book series. Not a typo. WOW! Overwhelming! Afraid I can't get on board. #10queriesin10tweets