ZR/Zabé Ellor @ZREllor · 2d

#querytip Please don’t tell me about your other projects in the query—that should be saved for the call.

Kat Kerr @thekatsmews · 2d

Just a #querytip reminder: I do not accept queries through email. Please make sure you are using my QM link per my sub guidelines. Queries sent to my email will be deleted unanswered. Having all my queries in one place allows me to stay organized and timely in my responses.

Allie Levick @AllieLevick · 3d

It's not a great look to speak poorly of the books you're comping to in your query letter.
#querytip #amquerying

Léonicka @leonicka · 3d

Hi hello how are you. Don't send me Nazi romances. Don't send me Nazi redemption arcs. I don't want them and if you send them to me I will never work with you on anything ever. #querytip #protip #askagent #writingcommunity #tellallyourlilfriends #cuzimsickofthisshit

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 3d

Grammar and the Inferiority Complex: My latest questions whether submissions are really rejected based on grammar errors. #querytip #askagent marycmoore.com/index.php/2019…

BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslit · 3d

It is always (always!) a good idea to go over your #queryletter one last time before you submit it #QueryTip #AmQuerying #WritingCommunity

Marlene Stringer @MarleneStringer · 3d

Villains can be cliches, too. When a villain in a story is too familiar, the threat dissipates, i.e.,evil genius, bad drug corporation, developer, etc. That bad guy has to be shaken up to be newly intriguing. Think of how many Qs agents see. Surprise us. #pubtip

Marlene Stringer @MarleneStringer · 3d

If your story uses a very familiar trope, don't open your Q with it in its usual take. It has to be introduced and used differently in order to stand out. #pubtip #newtakesonoldstories

Megan Manzano @Megan_Manzano · 3d

The next blog post in my Now What series by @TopdjianC tackles how to find/learn more about editors once you're on submission.

#writingcommunity #pubtip


Cortney Radocaj 🏳️‍🌈💖💜💙 @CortneyRadocaj · 4d

Gentle reminder:

When using Query Manager, we’re able to see who else you’ve queried at our agency.

i.e. it’s very, very easy to tell when someone blatantly ignores our guidelines.

Don’t give yourself an automatic strike by not listening to what we’re asking for.


Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 5d

Caught up on queries through the end of May. If you didn’t hear from me, try again! #amagenting #querytip

Nephele Tempest @NepheleTempest · 5d

There's been a recent uptick in folks emailing me unsolicited submissions. Reminder: Always read an agency's guidelines before querying! Ours are at knightagency.net/submissions. #pubtip #Submissions

Susan, A Graham @Grahamophones · 5d

So #querytip, if you're sending to multiple agents in submissions (esp back to back) & you personalize by name but not the rest of your query, we notice. So if all three agents "have an interest in...." when we don't, you don't look great. Take that extra effort, it will show.

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 6d

A rejection doesn't mean you're a bad writer or we didn't like your project. Just means I didn't have that burning-absolute-yes-gut-feeling that will fuel our efforts as we drill through revisions and then champion your project to publishers. #askagent #querytip

Anne Tibbets @AnneTibbets · 6d

Send agents 1 pitch at a time. Pick your strongest manuscript.
But also, list all your other books in the query too. Ex. "I also have a completed adult SF space opera & a horror available upon request."
I actually SIGNED A CLIENT on one of the OTHER books he listed.

Lauren’s the Worst (preorder now💁🏻‍♀️) @laurenspieller · 6d

Writers, if your book doesn't perfectly fit a specific MSWL item, that's okay! It's better to query because you think the book is a good fit in general than to try to cherry pick elements of a specific mswl to make your book fit. (Example in next tweet) #querytip

BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslit · 6d

Longevity in publishing does not only come from continuing to write... #PubTip