Q4: YA Contemporary. Last one from May. This has some great #ownvoices rep, and I want to love. But I struggle with younger YA, and the opening scene makes gives me more MG vibes than YA which makes me think I'm not the right fit. Pass. #tenqueries
Q2: Fantasy. Also have been sitting on this one. Same issues really. Love the comps/pitch, but a close read of the opening pages has me concerned about the world-building, and the author's ability to effectively describe action sequences. Pass. #tenqueries
Q1: Fantasy. I've been debating this one for a while. I like the pitch, I like the voice, but where this story starts, & where it's going to go...I'm just not sure I'm invested in the journey. It's hard to say no, but sometimes that's better than my indecision. Pass. #tenqueries
#7 Actually a really well crafted query letter. Introduces the character, their goal, what they are up against and what's at stake if they fail. Short, sweet and to the point. Concept just isn't for me.