Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · Jun 7

Q10: YA Fantasy/LGBTQ. This has a Southern Gothic atmosphere that I am enjoying, with witches and other supernatural creatures that work in this setting. Full Request. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · Jun 7

Q9: YA Romance: Here the word count is too low for the genre. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · Jun 7

Q8: Nonfiction: I don't rep nonfiction. And you guys, this one is so problematic. Yikes. 🤦🏻‍♀️🙅🏻‍♀️ Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · Jun 7

Q7: Paranormal Romance: This is a tough genre right now, and the pitch for this particular story doesn't have a strong enough hook in order to compete in the marketplace. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · Jun 7

Q6: YA Paranormal: The word count on this one is too high. It's also a time travel story and not quite my jam. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · Jun 7

Q5: YA Fantasy: I'm not sure about the multi-POV in the pitch, and then this first chapter goes somewhere I don't want to follow. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · Jun 7

Q4: YA Contemporary: Even though the opening pages here also start with a flashback, this one is exciting and compelling and as I keep reading I want more. Also, I am intrigued by this particular retelling, it's not your usual fairytale. Full Request. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · Jun 7

Q3: Contemporary Romance: The pitch sounds cute but the first chapter is a flashback, and it's boring. This is my biggest complaint about flashbacks tbh, they try to be "mysterious" & I'm like "I just want to get to the real story." Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · Jun 7

Q2: Contemporary Romance: I like the opening pitch, but I'm a little worried about where this book goes the further I read the synopsis & then the opening pages are filled with telling & not showing & I'm finding it hard to stay engaged. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · Jun 7

Q1: Science Fiction. This pitch has a strong feminist bent that I love, but when I get to the opening pages the first chapter is too info-dumpy worldbuilding wise and then the second chapter flashes back to an entirely different place and loses me. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 31

Q10: Contemporary Romance: Oh this one sounds fun plus I love a #Latinx heroine and there's a sports element that I enjoy in romance even though I'm the least sporty person you will ever meet. Full Request. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 31

Q9: Contemporary Romance: This query starts off with two turn-offs for me, based on author's real life AND flashbacks. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 31

Q8: Science Fiction: The structure of this story is super confusing. It's also kind of slight for sci-fi, which has me questioning the world-building. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 31

Q7: Fantasy: I love a fairy-tale retelling, but this doesn't seem like an actual retelling. The opening chapters cycle between characters never mentioned in the pitch, so I'm not actually sure where this is going. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 31

Q6: Historical Fiction: While I represent Historical Romance, I do not represent Historical Fiction. (Even if there are romantic elements, it still doesn't make it historical romance, there is a difference.) Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 31

Q5: Urban Fantasy: The main character is dead, which is generally not my favorite place to start a story. (You're all seeing my personal preferences on display today. It's so subjective folks, it's really a question of finding the right person to read.) Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 31

Q4: Commercial Fiction: I specifically represent genre fiction, not general commercial fiction, so this isn't a good fit. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 31

Q3: Fantasy: This might actually be Young Adult. It's got some great #OwnVoices ideas but the plot is overcomplicated. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 31

Q2: Speculative: I can't figure out what the story is here. The world the characters inhabit might not be real? I have no sense of the conflict, lots of things this might be about but no sense of plot. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 31

Q1: Contemporary Romance: This story has some My Best Friend's Wedding vibes that I am cringing from. While it seems to take a turn away from breaking up the marriage idea, I'm just slightly turned off this concept. Pass. #tenqueries