LisaGreenEditor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Assistant Editor
Assistant Editor for the Mystic Owl line of City Owl Press
17 MSWL
3 Tips

Your summary/pitch in your query letter should read like the back matter of a book. When you look for a book to read, you want to be enticed w/clear goal, problem, and stakes. So do I! #querytip #asktheeditor

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š literary agent: Westwood πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD (abd) πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ This account is announcements only! πŸ“£
88 MSWL
41 Tips

#QueryTip: Will never cease to be surprised by the number of people who forget to put their names in their query. It's... really helpful! Please do that!

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š literary agent: Westwood πŸ“– planning @TheFOLD_ πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί PhD (abd) πŸ’» blogger 🌈 they/them ♿️ My authors: #SpineSquad πŸ“˜ This account is announcements only! πŸ“£
88 MSWL
41 Tips

#QueryTip: Whenever I'm in the slush pile, I'm just surprised by the number of folks who emphasize that they don't know what they're doing - not in an asking for support way, but in a glib tone. Don't be that guy. Do your research, and be honest about your experiences. Please.

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
117 Tips

10 Query Mistakes You're NOT Making (if You Watch our Channel!) youtu.be/WbSmPCacchI via @YouTube #QueryTip

Kim Lindman
@kim_lindman
Literary Agent
putting the "lit" in literary agent & the "tender" in bartender! saving up to start a kelp farm! opinions mine! loud because I care!
19 MSWL
1 Tips

#querytip: SEO techniques don't apply to your query. throwing in every buzzword you can think of may ensure that I'll see your email no matter what I search for in my query inbox, but makes for quite a word salad to actually try to comprehend 1/2

Kate McKean
@kate_mckean
Literary Agent
CLOSED TO QUERIES. VP at Morhaim Literary. My colors are blush and bashful. Newsletter: katemckean.substack.com Rep’d by @Michaelbourret
68 MSWL
23 AskAgent
110 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
95 Tips

Writers, if an agent or editor requests pages with your Q, don't make them wait "to see if they like the synopsis & pitch." We usually look at the writing to make up our minds if we want to read. #pubtip #wastedopportunity

Art + Deco Agency | Now Accepting Submissions
@artdecoagency
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bold voices and promoting diversity in publishing. Submissions are open. submissions@artanddecoagency.com
1 MSWL
4 Tips

have or if you don't have any previous works, tell us about your journey as a writer thus far! Remember, keep it brief, an agent will ask more about you during the actual call!

#WritingCommunity #amquerying #querytip #amagenting #literaryagent #books

Art + Deco Agency | Now Accepting Submissions
@artdecoagency
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bold voices and promoting diversity in publishing. Submissions are open. submissions@artanddecoagency.com
1 MSWL
4 Tips

as the blurb that would go on the back on your future book. Keep it simple but be sure to drive home those stakes!
Cook: Tell us a bit about you! We don't need your entire life story but tell us of any previous published works you

#writingcommunity #amquerying #querytip

Art + Deco Agency | Now Accepting Submissions
@artdecoagency
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bold voices and promoting diversity in publishing. Submissions are open. submissions@artanddecoagency.com
1 MSWL
4 Tips

Some #querytip advice: be sure to follow the HOOK, BOOK, COOK formula in your query letters!
Hook: Here you will introduce your book in terms of age category, genre, word count, etc!
Book: Tell us about your book. Remember this is not a synopsis so give us the gist - think of it

paige wheeler
@pwheeler_agent
Literary Agent
Lit Agent, wine lover, book reader, mom to dog, owner to kids (facebook.com/paigewheelerag…)
5 MSWL
14 Tips

When receiving offers or manuscript requests from agents, don't forget to contact other agents you've queried with updates or your decision to withdraw your query! #QueryTip

A Woman Reading
@AWomanReading
Literary Agent
Founder of @HollowayLiterary . #LiteraryAgent of bestselling authors. IG: @AWomanReading
89 MSWL
5 Tips

Currently going through submissions, and I just read a query the sounds really interesting, however, the author describes it as women's fiction, thriller, chick lit AND suspense... It really can't be all four. Please know your genres - it's very important. #querytip

Katie Shea Boutillier
@AgentShea
Literary Agent
Rights Director & Literary Agent with the Donald Maass Literary Agency, specializing in commercial adult fiction and young adult.
15 MSWL
60 Tips
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.
532 MSWL
61 AskAgent
2 Queries
86 Tips
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.
532 MSWL
61 AskAgent
2 Queries
86 Tips

#querytip When it comes to your pitch, keep it to the point, but don't leave out crucial information. The way to tell if you've done this? Share the pitch with someone who HASN'T read the book, and have them tell you if it makes sense.

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.
532 MSWL
61 AskAgent
2 Queries
86 Tips

#querytip: comp titles MUST be recent and relevant. RECENT. AND. RELEVANT. I also STRONGLY urge you to include at least one *book* that is in your genre, published within 2-5 years ago.

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.
532 MSWL
61 AskAgent
2 Queries
86 Tips

#querytip: If you've written a big 'world might end' type book, then your stakes should have two levels: yes, the fact that the world might end, but ALSO (and arguably more importantly...) what is at stake FOR YOUR CHARACTER?

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.
532 MSWL
61 AskAgent
2 Queries
86 Tips

Lauren says GET VACCINATED @laurenspieller

Lunch break #askagent! Anyone got any questions? In the meantime, here's a thread of #querytips!

#Querytip: be clear about what you protagonist WANTS. It's not enough to know what happens to them. I need to know who they are and what they want so that I can appreciate what is DRIVING the story (hint: it should be your character!)

Art + Deco Agency | Now Accepting Submissions
@artdecoagency
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bold voices and promoting diversity in publishing. Submissions are open. submissions@artanddecoagency.com
1 MSWL
4 Tips

A piece of advice for all #amquerying writers, keep writing and keep trying! What's not a great fit for one agent may be the perfect fit for another. Keep going, you are all amazing writers in your own individual ways! #WritingCommunity #writers #write #querytip