A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
84 MSWL
27 AskAgent
11 Queries
74 Tips
Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. BLM.
138 MSWL
227 AskAgent
332 Tips

A #querytip that I'm reading April queries right now.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
๐Ÿ“š lit agent: @WCA_LitAgency ๐Ÿ“– planning @TheFOLD_ ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ PhD ๐Ÿ’ป blogger ๐ŸŒˆ they/them; Sal: Dr. โ™ฟ๏ธ My clients: #SpineSquad ๐Ÿ“˜ Announcements only! ๐Ÿ“ฃ
96 MSWL
12 Queries
48 Tips

It's veggie burger night in the Nordstrom household, and I can smell the burgers but they're not ready yet. I'm going to do one of those threads where I tweet about my queries and try to get through a handful before the burger lands in front of me. Ready? #QueryTip

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
๐Ÿ“š lit agent: @WCA_LitAgency ๐Ÿ“– planning @TheFOLD_ ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ PhD ๐Ÿ’ป blogger ๐ŸŒˆ they/them; Sal: Dr. โ™ฟ๏ธ My clients: #SpineSquad ๐Ÿ“˜ Announcements only! ๐Ÿ“ฃ
96 MSWL
12 Queries
48 Tips

For authors querying me personally: I get a lot of stuff where folks are worried about triggering content in my inbox. My past life is as a crisis social worker, so I'm good to read what you send me, and I put detailed CWs on all my submissions to editors! #QueryTip #AmAgenting

Lauren Spieller
@laurenspieller
Literary Agent
Twitter Valkyrie | Literary Agent @TriadaUS | Author of YOUR DESTINATION IS ON THE LEFT + SHE'S THE WORST. I love dogs like it's my job. She/Her.
537 MSWL
67 AskAgent
2 Queries
87 Tips

I'm not sure when exactly, but I'll be closing to queries at some point this summer. Likely late June/early July. Just a heads up. #QueryTip

BookEnds Literary Agency
@bookendslit
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bestselling, award-winning, & int'l published authors and illustrators for children & adults. Empowering creators to achieve dreams.
34 MSWL
52 AskAgent
119 Tips
Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
Literary agent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
23 MSWL
88 Tips

Glennon Doyle @GlennonDoyle

Writers: if you are asking another writer to spend hours of our time reading your book and blurbing: spend five of YOUR minutes asking personally. Otherwise it's real bad math.

Most blurbs come from an author/editor/agent/pub contact. Ways to personalize the request/galley mailing:
1) Annotate the cover letter w/ a personal handwritten note.
2) Write a notecard to go with the letter.
3) Email directly.
#pubtip

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
๐Ÿ“š lit agent: @WCA_LitAgency ๐Ÿ“– planning @TheFOLD_ ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ PhD ๐Ÿ’ป blogger ๐ŸŒˆ they/them; Sal: Dr. โ™ฟ๏ธ My clients: #SpineSquad ๐Ÿ“˜ Announcements only! ๐Ÿ“ฃ
96 MSWL
12 Queries
48 Tips
Ronald Gerber
@RGerberAgent
Literary Agent
Literary agent & rights manager at Lowenstein Associates. Kew Gardens resident. Full-time Bruce Springsteen fan. Opinions are my own.
19 MSWL
4 Tips
Marlene Stringer
@MarleneStringer
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, pop culture follower, Opera lover, birder, early am beach walker, knitter, & my best work: Mom of four
19 MSWL
96 Tips

Writers, if your word count is so outside the norm for your genre you set yourself up for rejection. #pubtip

paige wheeler
@pwheeler_agent
Literary Agent
Lit Agent, wine lover, book reader, mom to dog, owner to kids (facebook.com/paigewheeleragโ€ฆ)
5 MSWL
15 Tips

Are you using a template to send out your query letter to multiple literary agents at once? Be sure to double check that the information is correct for each agent. #QueryTip

Steven Hutson
@wordwiselit
Literary Agent
I'm an AALA-member literary agent. Check out my blog here: wordwisebooks.blogspot.com
9 MSWL
68 Tips

Want to succeed in publishing? This is a business, just like any other. Network like crazy (and no I don't mean FB and Twitter). After a while, you'll know who to trust. #pubtip

Steven Hutson
@wordwiselit
Literary Agent
I'm an AALA-member literary agent. Check out my blog here: wordwisebooks.blogspot.com
9 MSWL
68 Tips

Don't be defensive and suspicious toward agents and publishers. It's a waste of energy and emotion. Instead, learn what a good deal looks like, and you'll know when the good isn't there. #pubtip

Steven Hutson
@wordwiselit
Literary Agent
I'm an AALA-member literary agent. Check out my blog here: wordwisebooks.blogspot.com
9 MSWL
68 Tips

Want to learn how to succeed as an author? Attend a writers' conference at every opportunity. #pubtip

Steven Hutson
@wordwiselit
Literary Agent
I'm an AALA-member literary agent. Check out my blog here: wordwisebooks.blogspot.com
9 MSWL
68 Tips

Don't ask "which are the best-selling genres?" before you write your book. Just find your passion, and write your book. #pubtip

A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
84 MSWL
27 AskAgent
11 Queries
74 Tips
emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
๐Ÿ“š lit agent: @WCA_LitAgency ๐Ÿ“– planning @TheFOLD_ ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ PhD ๐Ÿ’ป blogger ๐ŸŒˆ they/them; Sal: Dr. โ™ฟ๏ธ My clients: #SpineSquad ๐Ÿ“˜ Announcements only! ๐Ÿ“ฃ
96 MSWL
12 Queries
48 Tips
emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
๐Ÿ“š lit agent: @WCA_LitAgency ๐Ÿ“– planning @TheFOLD_ ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ PhD ๐Ÿ’ป blogger ๐ŸŒˆ they/them; Sal: Dr. โ™ฟ๏ธ My clients: #SpineSquad ๐Ÿ“˜ Announcements only! ๐Ÿ“ฃ
96 MSWL
12 Queries
48 Tips

#QueryTip: I get a lot of query letters that tell me a lot about the characters in a book, but not what they actually do. What is the plot? What are the stakes? Where does it happen? What makes it important? There is so much more to a book than just who it's about.

Kiki
@kianangu
Literary Agent
YA/Adult Fiction Agent at DMLA. Hobbit degenerate. She/her. I smile a lot/make inappropriate jokes ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ’œ DATING INDIA, on Liz Alperโ€™s grid.
146 MSWL
25 AskAgent
21 Tips

Just because: I donโ€™t believe writers should have to stress about personalizing their query for every agent if itโ€™s not something absurdly specific as โ€œI know your favorite emo bad is Cute Is What We Aim For and thatโ€™s the vibe of my book.โ€ #querytip