Who came up with this myth that you can only query one publisher/agent at a time? That’s not true. You can and should query with as many as you want! Your chances of getting picked are higher the more people you contact. #querytip
Jennifer March Soloway @marchsolowayMy best #QueryTip: If a project isn't getting traction, take a break, assess what might be confusing or flat, revise, then try again. Query new agents plus those you've tried before. Find the right fit.
I have clients who sent revisions after I initially passed. Revision is ✨ twitter.com/marchsoloway/s…
Jennifer March Soloway @marchsoloway#QueryTip When sending a revision, please mention it's a revision in the query letter. (I'll know you sent the project before, thanks to QM, but the reminder is helpful.) Start the new draft with a dynamic opening scene + declarative first line to hook the reader. #amrevising
My best #QueryTip: If a project isn't getting traction, take a break, assess what might be confusing or flat, revise, then try again. Query new agents plus those you've tried before. Find the right fit.
I have clients who sent revisions after I initially passed. Revision is ✨
If you're asked what your target audience is, "everyone" is not an acceptable answer. #querytip
Just remember your query is the place to give us a short plot summary, but you must ALSO include the STAKES of your story. If I'm curious about your "hook," but you don't tell me what's at stake for your characters, I don't have time to read 90,000 words+/- to find out. #querytip
Rohad @Wolf_Spirit93@CyLantyca @LisaGreenEdito2 Mood. mines 195k
emmy, purveyor of spines @emmy_of_spinesI'm elbow-deep in our slush pile today, so expect some #QueryTips over the next little while. The first may seem intuitive to some of you, but if your book is previously published (even for free), it often isn't eligible for agent representation! #WritingCommunity
This includes Kindle Unlimited, and sometimes even platforms like Wattpad. You can't acquire a book FOR publication if the book IS published, my pals. #QueryTip
Jennifer March Soloway @marchsoloway#QueryTip What to include in an author bio when querying a #fiction project:
A few sentences about you
A last sentence that connects you to your project
All written in a way that showcases your writing
Here are some quick tips to get you started... 🧵