#QueryTip If you get a request for a full or more PBs, before you hit send, make sure your manuscripts all include:
(1) Your contact info (name, email, phone);
(3) Page numbers; and
(4) Nice-to-Have: Pitch + your bio on the cover page for easy reference
Best of luck!
Kaitlyn Katsoupis @RedPenKaitlynSurprise!
I am OPEN to queries!!! You can find my most up to date MSWL here: strictlytextual.com/agenting
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Just a quick #QueryTip: Make sure to personalize your pitch to each agent/editor/publisher you're querying. Research who they are, what they currently have in their catalog, and what they're looking for. A little extra effort can go a long way in standing out from the crowd! ❤️
#QueryTip - there seems to be some confusion—when you mark your query “CNR” on query tracker that doesn’t close your query on the agent’s side. We don’t see that note. The only way to tell us “don’t consider this anymore” is to withdraw it.
A.M. Rose call me Ann @annmrose#QueryTip: I heard a rumor that there's some advice floating around to close out a query as no response after 2-4 weeks & well... You should NOT. Unless the agent specifically says, they likely haven't seen your query yet or are still considering it. (Quick 🧵)
Since I'm bound to my couch for most of the next month, I'm avidly reading through subs so I can reopen my box soon! Keep an eye on those emails and thanks to all for your patience!
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#QueryTip: I heard a rumor that there's some advice floating around to close out a query as no response after 2-4 weeks & well... You should NOT. Unless the agent specifically says, they likely haven't seen your query yet or are still considering it. (Quick 🧵)
Be aware of how you want to share your work with the world! If your work is already out in the marketplace (selfpubbed), an agent or publisher may be hesitant to take it on if you decide to query them later--it’s already been available for sale #QueryTip #iamwriting #Agent
Don't take rejections personally. It's part of the process, and every writer faces it at some point. You’re being redirected to someone who will actually care about you, your story, and your writing career. Patience is key to find the right publisher for your book! #querytip
Joel Brigham @joelbrighamIn the end, that's what gets an agent interested. They want a book they can sell, and I don't think personalizing a query really gives them that in 95% of cases. Mostly, it's a waste of time for the person querying.
#querytip I'm going to read "I have included the third chapter with this submission, as that's where the action starts to pick up" as "I have included the third chapter because the first two are boring."
Always send your opening pages with your query
What is an inciting incident?
It’s the moment your MC can no longer have their “normal.” It’s the thing that forces them to make a decision (whether that is action or in action). It’s the driving force of the story and should happen toward the beginning of the book #QueryTip