Please don't email an agency asking how to query an agency. You can google this, and most agents have so many people in their submissions who did the research on their own, too many people to go through in a timely way, that it doesn't look good, my pals. #querytip #subtip
#querytip: don't comment on an agent's size/weight/appearance in a query.
it's inappropriate to comment on someone else's body. this holds true for strangers, and in the workplace — and your query is an attempt to start a business relationship with a stranger. act appropriately.
People at agencies (and publishing houses) talk. Make sure to send your manuscript to one agent at a time at an agency. If we think there's someone who is a better fit, we'll probably refer you
Meecham @MrMeriweather@byobrooks Hi Brooks! Should I assume if I haven’t heard back in that 4 week window you passed? Or do you reply even if you’re disinterested?
Seriously, if you are so upset by a form rejection (despite it actually being a template tailored to the exact reasoning for rejection! That's STLL a bit of real feedback) that you have to email an agent's boss to complain...
Sounds like a you problem #querytip #amquerying
We do not publish young adult novels. It is on our website, it is all over my personal website, and yet I still keep getting young adult submissions. This leads me to believe people are blind submitting. Don't ever blind submit. Research who you are querying. #querytip
Let's talk about technology in kidlit. (A thread?)
A lot of people who write kidlit didn't grow up with a smart phone in their hands, so they try to avoid using it in their writing. Which can work, however in contemporary fiction...
#amwriting #querytip #WritingCommunity
So I don't know if this is useful, or like "Why is she telling us?" but today I started editing a new client's manuscript (hi @actualgina!) and it made me think about the different ways I, as an agent, read material. Maybe it will be helpful? Or ignore me. It's cool. #pubtip