Jessica Sinsheimer
@jsinsheim
Literary Agent
Ravenous reader, lazy gourmet, literary agent + cheese-obsessed human. Co-creator of #MSWL , Manuscript Wish List® + ManuscriptAcademy.com. ☕📚She/her.
118 MSWL
12 Queries
10 Tips

This manuscript is so freaking disturbing and hits an emotional note I haven't seen before. But I can't stop thinking about it.#QueryWin 2/2

Kelly Van Sant
@bookishchick
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Contract Maven at KT Literary (QueryManager.com/kellyvansant). A mind at work. I'm a witch, and I'm hunting you. She/her
48 MSWL
70 AskAgent
8 Queries
44 Tips

Finally fell in love with a query for an MG! Full request! #querywin

Jessica Sinsheimer
@jsinsheim
Literary Agent
Ravenous reader, lazy gourmet, literary agent + cheese-obsessed human. Co-creator of #MSWL , Manuscript Wish List® + ManuscriptAcademy.com. ☕📚She/her.
118 MSWL
12 Queries
10 Tips

Sometimes, just one sentence in, you know you'll want to request. #QueryWin

Kelly Van Sant
@bookishchick
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Contract Maven at KT Literary (QueryManager.com/kellyvansant). A mind at work. I'm a witch, and I'm hunting you. She/her
48 MSWL
70 AskAgent
8 Queries
44 Tips

An #ownvoices YA historical fantasy featuring dark themes, pirates, a fierce heroine, and people of color? #querywin

Kelly Van Sant
@bookishchick
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Contract Maven at KT Literary (QueryManager.com/kellyvansant). A mind at work. I'm a witch, and I'm hunting you. She/her
48 MSWL
70 AskAgent
8 Queries
44 Tips

It is hard to hit all the right notes for me in contemporary, but this query does it! Couldn't request fast enough. #querywin!

Caitie Flum
@caitief
Literary Agent
Associate agent at Liza Dawson Associates. Thoughts are my own. Huge nerd, musical theater lover
79 MSWL
49 AskAgent
62 Queries
27 Tips

Woah - query for a disabilities #ownvoice YA spy thriller that ends in a way that makes me need to know more. 100% a #QueryWin

Jessica Sinsheimer
@jsinsheim
Literary Agent
Ravenous reader, lazy gourmet, literary agent + cheese-obsessed human. Co-creator of #MSWL , Manuscript Wish List® + ManuscriptAcademy.com. ☕📚She/her.
118 MSWL
12 Queries
10 Tips

Wow! Incredibly difficult subject matter in this query, but the first page was so beautiful, I can't NOT read more. #QueryWin #FirstPageWin

Eric Smith
@ericsmithrocks
Literary Agent
Literary Agent (@PSLiterary), Author. Latest, YOU CAN GO YOUR OWN WAY (@InkyardPress) and JAGGED LITTLE PILL: THE NOVEL (@abramskids). Loves @BeautyBritches .
175 MSWL
63 AskAgent
4 Queries
8 Tips

Today's #querywin?

"It's like The Night Circus by @erinmorgenstern combined with Labyrinth Lost by @zlikeinzorro."

Oh. My. Goodness. YES.

Lisa Rodgers
@_LisaRodgers
Literary Agent
Knitter, dancer, gamer, NorCal native, word whore, ruiner of dreams. Literary agent with @awfulagent . Opinions are my own. (She/her)
73 MSWL
3 Queries
22 Tips

#querywin Space pirate heist story with high stakes? Yes, please!

Saba Sulaiman
@agentsaba
Literary Agent
Senior agent at Talcott Notch Literary. Eternally recovering from maternity leave. Probably hiding somewhere eating cake. Closed to unsolicited queries. @pocpub
131 MSWL
7 AskAgent
2 Queries
47 Tips

An #ownvoices query with clearly defined stakes, exciting, fresh and recent comp titles and a strong voice -- I'd call this a #querywin!

Jessica Sinsheimer
@jsinsheim
Literary Agent
Ravenous reader, lazy gourmet, literary agent + cheese-obsessed human. Co-creator of #MSWL , Manuscript Wish List® + ManuscriptAcademy.com. ☕📚She/her.
118 MSWL
12 Queries
10 Tips

This historical novel includes 1) A time period I love 2) Characters with REALLY big secrets. Yes! Request! #QueryWin

Lauren Spieller
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Author of Books for Young Adults | Check my website for book info & query status. I love dogs like it's my job. She/Her
616 MSWL
98 AskAgent
2 Queries
91 Tips

When a query makes you laugh out loud, you request it. #querywin

Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Westend. Qualität kommt von Qual. 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music. ❤ Berlin ❤
75 MSWL
1203 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips

Tell me the next number in this sequence: 1 10 37 82 145 Query plus first 10 pages critique. #agentlife #querywin

Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Westend. Qualität kommt von Qual. 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music. ❤ Berlin ❤
75 MSWL
1203 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips

The rest: offer, auction, sale, rejection is up to the publishing gods, the editors. #agentlife #TeamTriada 😎

Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Westend. Qualität kommt von Qual. 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music. ❤ Berlin ❤
75 MSWL
1203 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips

If I cannot come up with at least ten, I won't sign the client to begin with. So now I go to my mental list of editors and query. #agentlife

Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Westend. Qualität kommt von Qual. 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music. ❤ Berlin ❤
75 MSWL
1203 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips

When I read the manuscript originally, I visualized at least ten editors who would potentially love this project. #agentlife

Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Westend. Qualität kommt von Qual. 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music. ❤ Berlin ❤
75 MSWL
1203 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips

Sometimes I run it by a colleague, sometimes I don't. It depends on how insecure I am about my phrasing. #agentlife

Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Westend. Qualität kommt von Qual. 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music. ❤ Berlin ❤
75 MSWL
1203 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips

Once I 'm 100% sure that I cannot improve the manuscript any further, I put together a query letter. #agentlife

Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Westend. Qualität kommt von Qual. 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music. ❤ Berlin ❤
75 MSWL
1203 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips

It's Day 5 of what happens when I sign a new client. Today's topic: Submission Time. #querywin #agentlife

Uwe Stender
@UweStenderPhD
Literary Agent
Founder @triadaus , Literary/Film Agent. Herthaner. Berliner Schnauze. Westend. Qualität kommt von Qual. 1982,1991, 2013, 2017. Books, Films, Music. ❤ Berlin ❤
75 MSWL
1203 AskAgent
44 Queries
81 Tips

Once that is all done, the client returns to their manuscript and gets it back to me when they think it's perfect. #agentlife #querywin