Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
25 MSWL
112 Tips
Eric, OPEN for MS queries
@eric5310pub
Editor
Publisher at @5310publishing spreading happiness every day through books. I'm changing the world, one book at a time! 😁 I'm a bottomless pit of information!
23 MSWL
16 Tips

When writing, don’t try to please everyone. You must have a target audience, and your betas and editor must be part of that target audience.
#amwriting #querytip

Corvisiero Agency
@CorvisieroLit
Literary Agency
New York City Boutique Literary Agency where Amazing Authors find Professional Literary Representation.
5 MSWL
5 Tips

A valuable tip that sometimes we forget to follow. Keep it simple, don’t overcomplicate things! If it seems too complicated for you, it definitely is for the reader. ✨❤️
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#writingtip #query #querytip #tipsforwriting #WritingCommunity #writingtips #writinghelp #editingtip

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
135 MSWL
124 AskAgent
11 Queries
92 Tips

Writers: This is your reminder to check in on your full/partial requests. Don't just CNR if you haven't tried to reach out, even if it's been a while. ❤️
And because someone will likely ask, I think check-ins at 3 month intervals is completely acceptable. ❤️#QueryTip

Alec Shane
@alecdshane
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Writers House, LLC. Wannabe Patriots sportswriter. ashane@writershouse.com
99 MSWL
1 AskAgent
335 Queries
120 Tips

#querytip Tweeting at me to ask what my email address is so you can send me a query isn't the best look. My email address is literally right there on my Twitter profile.

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
135 MSWL
124 AskAgent
11 Queries
92 Tips

#QueryTip: making the font on your query letter smaller so it will all fit on one page just in fact makes it harder for me to read 🔎 #WritingCommunity

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
135 MSWL
124 AskAgent
11 Queries
92 Tips

A little while back I added the option to submit to me through Query Manager and you know, I really like it. It allows me to respond to every query I get so authors aren’t left just waiting. So feel free to use this option to query me & spread the word #QueryTip

Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
25 MSWL
112 Tips
Heather Cashman
@HeatherCashman
Literary Agent
all things wordy generally nerdy literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | writing
51 MSWL
4 AskAgent
19 Tips
Corvisiero Agency
@CorvisieroLit
Literary Agency
New York City Boutique Literary Agency where Amazing Authors find Professional Literary Representation.
5 MSWL
5 Tips

Time for another tip! Try not to proofread your work right after you finish writing it. Take some time and come back to it!❤️✨
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#writingtip #query #querytip #tipsforwriting #WritingCommunity #writingtips #writinghelp #editingtip #editing #editinghelp

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
135 MSWL
124 AskAgent
11 Queries
92 Tips

I've seen an increasing # of queries in my inbox w/ word counts well over 200K. There are word count standards for a reason & hitting so high above them isn't doing you any favors. Getting that # down to standards could be the difference between a yes & no #Querytip #amwriting

Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
25 MSWL
112 Tips

Someone asked me today my favorite kind of author and I said, someone who knows they don't know what they don't know. #Authors: make peace with the fact publishing is a weird industry & many things simply don't make sense. #pubtip

Kim
@kim_lindman
Literary Agent
associate literary agent + social media @StonesongNYC this account's for lurkin' and workin' opinions mine ⛏
52 MSWL
8 Tips

#pubtip: authors, your agency gets paid when you get paid! 🪡

Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
25 MSWL
112 Tips

If you're a person of color or from an underrepresented group, make it clear early in your query even if it has nothing to do with your book project. Agents & publishers are looking for projects by underrep authors. #querytip

Heather Cashman
@HeatherCashman
Literary Agent
all things wordy generally nerdy literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | writing
51 MSWL
4 AskAgent
19 Tips

If you’ve queried me before, feel free to query me again with a new manuscript. I’ve taken on clients’ book 2 or 3. It shows you have perseverance, tenacity, and a knowledge of the industry, that you don’t take it personally, because it’s not personal.
#WritingCommunity #querytip

Shannon Snow (TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO QUERIES)
@ssnow_lit_agent
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Audio Subrights Manager at CMA. Mom of adult kids, owned by 4 chihuahuas, wife to a homemade soapmaker hubby, lover of books & their creators!
11 MSWL
5 Tips

3/3 #querytip Agency websites typically list what each agent there wants. It will only help you if you target an agent who wants what you write. If you then want to send it to another at that agency & are unsure you should, just ask if it’s ok. #amquerying good luck! 👍🏻

Shannon Snow (TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO QUERIES)
@ssnow_lit_agent
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Audio Subrights Manager at CMA. Mom of adult kids, owned by 4 chihuahuas, wife to a homemade soapmaker hubby, lover of books & their creators!
11 MSWL
5 Tips

2/3 #querytip first, it won’t help in any way and may, probably will, come across as lazy…like you couldn’t take the time to research what that agency’s people read and therefore which agent you should target. #amquerying

Shannon Snow (TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO QUERIES)
@ssnow_lit_agent
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Audio Subrights Manager at CMA. Mom of adult kids, owned by 4 chihuahuas, wife to a homemade soapmaker hubby, lover of books & their creators!
11 MSWL
5 Tips

1/3 #querytip Please don’t query every agent at a particular agency in one email. First, we have multiple agents because we don’t all read the same book types. Why would you want to query someone who reads predominantly non-fiction when you write sci-fi, for example? #amquerying

Paige Terlip
@PTerlip
Literary Agent
Dog lover. Book hoarder. Outdoor enthusiast | Associate Agent @AndreaBrownLit | Children's Lit. MA & MFA from Simmons | she/her
10 MSWL
1 Tips

#querytip: I have recently noticed a lot of queries that do a great job of outlining the action plot, but neglect to delve into the personal stakes and emotional arcs.

As an agent who loves connecting with characters, this is information I'd love to see in the pitch!

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA, RWA & SCBWI | she/her/ms.
69 MSWL
444 Queries
33 Tips

I offer R&Rs on occasion & am always happy to see revised queries (even if I haven’t offered an R&R, I’m okay w re-queries). But if you do this, you need to tell me what you changed in your query letter! Tell me about all that revision work you did, I want to hear it! #QueryTip