Hope Bolinger @HopeBolinger · 9h

#Querytip

Don't worry if you don't have a huge platform or writing credits in huge publications. Flaunt what you do have, and don't downplay yourself. I'm interested in the writing most of all.

#amquerying

Lynn Johnston @lynnjohnstonlit · 1d

NDAs are not so common in book publishing and 99% of instances where I’ve been asked about one did not warrant it. #protip #pubtip #workingwithagents

BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslit · 1d

Day 4 of the 12 Days of Videos: The Best Format for your Manuscript youtu.be/yc9KFGO6lDM via @YouTube Make sure you subscribe and turn on post notifications. Don't miss the next 8 days of videos! #querytip #pubtip #writetip

BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslit · 3d

Day 2 of 12 Days of Videos- Thanks to @PizzosPages for the question! On: Managing Multiple Projects youtu.be/vU1s2hG8Z80 via @YouTube #writetip #querytip #pubtip

Devon Halliday @devonrhalliday · 3d

Catching up on some queries and wanted to share a quick #querytip: calling your manuscript "recently finished" or "just completed" might actually be doing you a disservice, since it implies you haven't taken the time to edit. Agents don't need to know when you wrote it!

Maureen Moretti @maureen_moretti · 3d

November 2019 #querystats as promised!:
-250 queries (addressed directly to me)
-14 requests
-52 manuscripts in the To Read queue

Madelyn Burt @maddestofburts · 4d

It's December 2nd, and I'm now closed to queries for a little bit: if you've got one for me, please hang on to it until the new year! #querytip

Penny Moore @literarypenny · 4d

Dear Writers,

Congrats to those who hit the NaNo finish line! Now that it’s over, please put that MS away. Forget about it for at least a month. Then take it back out and revise. Find critique partners and revise. Polish it again and again. THEN start querying agents. #pubtip

A.M. Rose @annmrose · 5d

Reminder for #amquerying writers. It's important to follow submission guidelines. At Prospect we ask for a synopsis & I do actually read them. So if your submission doesn't have one it is rejected. I need to see where your story is going before I can commit to reading #Querytip

Happy HollZABÉs ⛄️🌲❄️ @ZREllor · 5d

#querytip I only represent SFF in the adult category right now. Please don’t send me adult books in other genres and call them YA; I know the difference

BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslit · 6d

A Saturday #QueryTip for you all... Romance, Mystery, SFF, whatever! The best place to research query writing is by reading the backs of other books in your genre. You’ll learn different ways to structure, phrase,… instagram.com/p/B5gNyBTgR7r/…

Leslie Zampetti @leslie_zampetti · 6d

If you achieved your #NaNoWriMo goals, congratulations! (And it doesn’t have to be 50K words.)

But... take your time & revise your draft BEFORE querying, please!
#querytip

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · Nov 29

Yes, sometimes I respond to queries super fast (thank you for all the disgruntled comments/emails). But this is not an indictment of your writing, I simply know right away I'm not a good fit for it, meaning I wouldn't do a good job representing it. #askagent #querytip

Carly Watters @carlywatters · Nov 27

Writers: it’s that time of the year! Publishers Marketplace is having their free trial until the 30th.

Go forth, do research.
#pubtip #writetip #WritingCommunity

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Nov 26

Throwing in another evergreen #querytip today: Consider the text density of your query. Try to make it easy on my eyes to scan through for your pitch.

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Nov 26

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth

Writers, I am trying to answer as many queries as I can before a) the sick baby wakes up from his nap and b) we head out for the holiday. I feel bad doing this before Thanksgiving but…better than being behind later? #querytip

And your regular reminder to let agents know if you have an offer, even on queries (unless they are old and to non-responder agents, I s'pose). I just hit one (only 3 weeks old) that I saw on Twitter someone had signed. Requesting OR rejecting it would feel so silly. #querytip

Happy HollZABÉs ⛄️🌲❄️ @ZREllor · Nov 26

#querytip #writingtips For a work of speculative fiction to hook me, it has to feel genuinely new and high-concept, and the novelty must distill to a 1 or 2 sentence elevator pitch

Cortney Radocaj 🏳️‍🌈💖💜💙 @CortneyRadocaj · Nov 25

#querytip a reminder that I DO NOT represent MG.

Slipping into my QueryManager under YA will not get you anywhere. Don’t waste time querying an agent with something they explicitly don’t represent—use the time to find agents who DO and give yourself the best chance possible!