Susan, A Graham @Grahamophones · 23h

Also your every-time-i'm-in-submissions reminder that I delete queries that misgender me. #subtip #querytip

Susan, A Graham @Grahamophones · 23h

Please don't email an agency asking how to query an agency. You can google this, and most agents have so many people in their submissions who did the research on their own, too many people to go through in a timely way, that it doesn't look good, my pals. #querytip #subtip

Maria Regina @maria_regina39 · 4d

#querytip: don't comment on an agent's size/weight/appearance in a query.

it's inappropriate to comment on someone else's body. this holds true for strangers, and in the workplace — and your query is an attempt to start a business relationship with a stranger. act appropriately.

McCorkle_Editor @McCorkle_Editor · 4d

Important #QueryTip: If you say there are no books out there like yours, it leads me to two bad conclusions which likely mean a rejection: 1. It may be impossible to market. 2. You may not read enough.

Léonicka @leonicka · 6d

While everyone is watching and loving #AvatarTheLastAirbender here’s a #querytip: use the opening sequence as a template for your pitch and you can’t go wrong.

Susan, A Graham @Grahamophones · 6d

I'm in submissions today & let me tell you, the number of queries that just say "covid 19" in the subject line is high. Think about how you present yourselves, do the work, friends. #subtip #querytip

Hope Bolinger - DEN PREORDER 2 WEEKS @HopeBolinger · 6d


People at agencies (and publishing houses) talk. Make sure to send your manuscript to one agent at a time at an agency. If we think there's someone who is a better fit, we'll probably refer you


McCorkle_Editor @McCorkle_Editor · May 21

My guest post on the Writers' Road Resource website about the Trifecta of Rejection:… #querytip #querying #writing #pubtip

McCorkle_Editor @McCorkle_Editor · May 20

Ever wonder what the top three things are that will get you rejected (by me, at least)? Here you have it, the Trifecta of Rejection:… #querytip #querying #writing #pubtip

McCorkle_Editor @McCorkle_Editor · May 20

Ever wonder what the top three things are that will get you rejected (by me, at least)? Here you go, the Trifecta of Rejection:… #querytip #querying #writing #pubtip

Saritza’s closing to queries June 1, 2020 @epubagent · May 19

Not sure why I need to say this... again... but please, for the love of God, stop sending me manuscripts romanticizing and hero-worshipping racists & bigotry. #amagenting #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · May 18

Seriously, if you are so upset by a form rejection (despite it actually being a template tailored to the exact reasoning for rejection! That's STLL a bit of real feedback) that you have to email an agent's boss to complain...

Sounds like a you problem #querytip #amquerying

McCorkle_Editor @McCorkle_Editor · May 17

We do not publish young adult novels. It is on our website, it is all over my personal website, and yet I still keep getting young adult submissions. This leads me to believe people are blind submitting. Don't ever blind submit. Research who you are querying. #querytip

Hope Bolinger - DEN PREORDER 2 WEEKS @HopeBolinger · May 15


Make sure to edit before you query. Even if you think the book is amazing, have other pairs of eyes on it. Do not send an agent a first draft, please


A.M. Rose @annmrose · May 11

Let's talk about technology in kidlit. (A thread?)
A lot of people who write kidlit didn't grow up with a smart phone in their hands, so they try to avoid using it in their writing. Which can work, however in contemporary fiction...
#amwriting #querytip #WritingCommunity

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · May 8

So I don't know if this is useful, or like "Why is she telling us?" but today I started editing a new client's manuscript (hi @actualgina!) and it made me think about the different ways I, as an agent, read material. Maybe it will be helpful? Or ignore me. It's cool. #pubtip

Hope Bolinger - DEN PREORDER 2 WEEKS @HopeBolinger · May 8


Spend extra time on those comp titles! They tell us if your book is currently on par with what is currently selling. Make sure to have at least 3 of them


Jess Dallow @jldallow · May 7

If you’re not even taking the time to address your query letter to me, I’m gonna be a lot less inclined to read it. #querytip