Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · 3d

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 · 3d

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 · 3d

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 · 3d

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 · 3d

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 · 3d

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 · 3d

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

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · 3d

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 · 3d

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 · 3d

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

Alec Shane @alecdshane · 6d

Q10: This one sounds cool...but I don't think I'm the right agent for it. It seems to require a perspective that I don't quite have, so I'm going to recommend that the author try a colleague of mine instead. #tenqueries

Alec Shane @alecdshane · 6d

Q9: Author is querying me with the seventh in a series of thrillers. The first six have all been self-pubbed - but it's OK because he can get the rights back at any time. There's very little I can do with book 7 of a series when 1-6 are already out. #tenqueries

Alec Shane @alecdshane · 6d

Q8: MG, opens up with the protagonist blowing the winning shot in the basketball game. You could start an entire 32 team sports league populated solely with kids who lost their team the game in the opening pages of MG novels. #tenqueries

Alec Shane @alecdshane · 6d

Q7A: NF proposal that actually sounds pretty interesting...but did a quick Google search on the author and found virtually no online presence or platform. Platform is a huge part of selling nonfiction, and it's sorely lacking here. Pass. #tenqueries

Alec Shane @alecdshane · 6d

Q7: The real Q7 was 157K words, which is an easy pass. So as a bonus:
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Alec Shane @alecdshane · 6d

Q6: Historical fiction set in ancient Mesopotamia. Not my personal cup of HF tea; I'm more drawn to either American history or from about the 1600s on, in general. #tenqueries

Alec Shane @alecdshane · 6d

Q5: International spy thriller. These are virtually impossible to break out in a new way and need to absolutely blow my mind in order for me to take on. Not the case here. Pass #tenqueries

Alec Shane @alecdshane · 6d

Q4: Memoir. I do so little memoir, and it's almost exclusively of the military/pro athlete variety. Tales of overcoming illness, abuse, etc. are poignant and important - but not for me. #tenqueries

Alec Shane @alecdshane · 6d

Q3: MG horror. Kid moves in next to a creepy cemetery bc mom got a job as the caretaker. Graveyard is haunted, kid is going to have to save the day. I like this premise - which is why I've already read most of the books that already have this plotline Pass. #tenqueries

Alec Shane @alecdshane · 6d

Q2: Told in the 2nd person. In my opinion, in order for this POV to work, it has to be absolutely spectacular, and this one isn't. Pass. #tenqueries