Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · 1d

Q10: Speculative. I am not the best fit for speculative in the adult market. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · 1d

Q9: YA Fantasy. The central couple in this story has newborn twins, plus the story is more science-focused than fantasy and so there's a big disconnect here on genre/category that I find troubling. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · 1d

Q8: Science Fiction. Okay, so there are aliens in this one too, but I am less opposed to them in a sci-fi setting. Here the problem is that the entire plot is so generic I have no sense of what makes this book special. There is no hook. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · 1d

Q7: Paranormal Romance. There's an alien in this one. I am not the right agent for books with aliens in them. Especially not romance books with aliens in them. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · 1d

Q6: YA Fantasy. The blurb on this one is all over the place. It reads like a contemporary with magical elements that is generally not the best fit for me. I'm also not clear on the GMC for the main characters. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · 1d

Q5: Upmarket Fiction. This one is not the right genre. It came in under Multicultural Fiction, and while I do want multicultural fiction, I need it to be in the genres/categories I represent which are romance, SFF & YA. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · 1d

Q4: YA Fantasy. While not necessary to begin in the middle of the action or with a #BigBang, you still want to get the reader's attention & leave them wanting more. This one starts off in such a mundane place it's hard to have the patience to see where it'll go. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · 1d

Q3: Fantasy. The premise for this one just doesn't grab me. I can't quite put my finger on it, but sometimes these reactions are just purely subjective. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · 1d

Q2: Fantasy. This fantasy has two distinct worlds on a collision course and the opening pages are gripping. Word count is on the long side but the #OwnVoices and non-Western mythology makes this worth a deeper look. Full Request. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · 1d

Q1: Contemporary Romance. This is #OwnVoices Latinx which is what I'm looking for, but this also isn't contemporary romance. It's more erotic thriller which isn't really my wheelhouse. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 17

Q10: Contemporary Romance: This one is lacking a high-concept hook to really make the manuscript marketable in the competitive contemporary space. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 17

Q9: Contemporary Romance: This pitch reads more like women's fiction than contemporary romance to me, and the structure fits the upmarket women's space than contemporary romance. It's not a good fit for me. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 17

Q8: Historical Romance: Love everything about this pitch, the comps, the plot, the characters. Opening pages draw me in and I want to read more. Full Request. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 17

Q7: YA Contemporary: This has a lot of elements I'm looking for #LGBTQ/#OwnVoices, but it feels more like an issues story than a romance, which is not quite right for me. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 17

Q6: Urban Fantasy: Here is another query where I have no real idea what the main character's stakes are. If the GMC aren't clear in the query, it's really hard to feel invested enough in the opening pages. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 17

Q5: YA Fantasy: So here is just a personal preference, but stories that involve the MCs having to conceive a child to maintain messed up political systems aren't my YA jam. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 17

Q4: YA Sci-FI: Another time travel story, this one for the YA market. While the time travel in this story functions a little differently than the norm, I'm still wary about the market for this. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 17

Q3: Adult Sci-Fi: This is actually a time travel romance, and while there are things that appeal about the pitch, there's just not a market for this kind of story at the moment. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 17

Q2: YA Contemporary: I can't quite grasp the conflict or stakes from the query--it mostly has me doubting the main character has any agency--and the opening pages don't grab me the way I want. Pass. #tenqueries

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 17

Q1: Contemporary Romance: While I'm looking for Latinx stories, I really want #OwnVoices & this isn't that. Especially since there is also a deportation/migrant worker storyline that I'm not sure works within the space, especially without the #OwnVoices element. Pass. #tenqueries