Q10: WF/Chick lit. I literally laughed out loud reading the query, and the writing sample continued the humorous, hot-mess-just-keep-swimming voice beloved in romcoms. Pitch has something unique to add to the chick lit table! Partial! #tenqueries #querywin
Q3: HF / F. Dual POV with polar opposite MCs, each with clashing ideologies and values. Their predicament is truly a tough one. Sample writing shows distinctly different and sympathetic voices. Partial! #tenqueries #querywin
Q7: YA Fantasy where I really like the concept, the synopsis gives me a good idea of the overall structure of the book and I'm not seeing a lot of red flags. The writing is also pretty solid and I definitely think it's worth seeing a little more.
Q5: This author read that I love massive, slobbering dogs, and opened with a line about one of my clients. Good for her for doing her research, and her query was well-written, as were her opening pages. Will request. #tenqueries
#tenqueries Q10: HF. Writer appeared to do their research because it was practically click-bait for me, with great comps and awesome premise. The writing was so well-written in the sample, I needed more! Researching an agent's preferences always helps! Partial. #querywin
Query #3: I waffle -- literary women's fiction (PERFECT), but it sounds extremely sad/serious, whereas the author's (great) credentials are all in comedy. Still, a comp title is one of Amy's faves (Where'd You Go, Bernadette), and I like the voice in the query. Request.
#tenqueries 8: MG Historical Fantasy: This query intrigued me because of its historical setting and its brave, outgoing protagonist. I found myself curious about what she might get into, and loved her immediately apparent compassion. Request.