Hope Bolinger - DEN RELEASES in 9 DAYS!
@HopeBolinger
Literary Agent
Multi-published award-winning YA novelist๐ŸŒนliterary agent๐ŸŒน I write for @illuminate_ya and @INtensepub
2 MSWL
13 AskAgent
51 Tips

I love that authors have so many ideas. But if an agent turns down one query, don't keep sending project after project hoping to land one with them

Agents usually want to work with most of your books, so if they reject most of them, it won't be a great fit

#querytip

Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
Literary agent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
22 MSWL
73 Tips

3) When can I start promoting the book? Ppl tend to be more motivated closer to pub date. In the meantime, ask them to sign up to be notified. Tip: offer free content e.g. presentation handouts in exchange for their email. Good luck!

Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
Literary agent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
22 MSWL
73 Tips

2a) Should I create a separate social media handle for my book? No. Use your existing SM handle. 2b) On which SM platform should I push my book? Focus on the one you have the most engaged followers & push that content to other platforms.

Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
Literary agent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
22 MSWL
73 Tips

Lynn Jones Johnston @lynnjohnstonlit

During a call today, I realized my author had 3 basic questions in prepping for the launch of her book. Passing along in case others need the info.#pubtip #authortip

1) Do I need a separate website for my book? No. If you have a website, create a page for your book & highlight it on the home page. Also, your publisher will have a landing page for your book you can link to. (Please don't just link to Amazon.)

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
๐Ÿ“š literary agent with WCA โœ๐Ÿผ planning @TheFOLD_ ๐Ÿ“– PhD (abd) ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ blogger ๐Ÿ’ป they/them ๐ŸŒˆ Professional account for my work and authors: the #SpineSquad ! ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ“˜
51 MSWL
23 Tips

#QueryTip: Like it or not, it's hard to pull off a submission for trad publishing written in omniscient 3rd person POV these days. I'm not saying NEVER, but I am saying... it's useful to read up on and practice tight, limited, 3rd person POV. #WritingCommunity

Eva Scalzo ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
boricua๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท, reader, feminist, wife, mom managing ed @IcarusJournal lit agent @ Speilburg Literary all opinions mine (she/her) QueryMe.Online/evascalzo
48 MSWL
243 Queries
31 Tips

One thing I have learned in all my years in publishing is that if you play the long game, thereโ€™s a lot of opportunity for payoff. Itโ€™s hard to be patient sometimes, but if you hold out good things do happen. #pubtip

FlanneryLiteraryAssociate
@FlanneryLitera1
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent with Flannery Literary but you can call me Dan. PB/MG/YA Please follow submission guidelines. Thanks
12 MSWL
12 Tips

Query Tip: Want to easily elevate your manuscript before querying? Find every usage of "it" in your manuscript and find a stronger and better word.

#querytip #amquerying #amwriting #WednesdayWisdom

Kaitlyn Johnson
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @belcastr Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryMe.Online/KaitlynJohnson
240 MSWL
336 AskAgent
55 Queries
332 Tips

Can't believe it needs to be said AGAIN, don't respond to agent passes by commenting on their romantic life/interests. Even if it is "you're so nice! You must have a ton of bfs" or "men must be lining up for you".

It's not cute. It's disturbing #querytip #amquerying

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
125 MSWL
216 AskAgent
325 Tips

Here's my VERY comprehensive guide to getting a literary agent that I wrote exclusively for @thewritelife!

thewritelife.com/how-to-get-a-lโ€ฆ #pubtip #writetip #querytip

Carly Watters
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
Senior Literary Agent, VP & Director of Literary Branding @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. She/Her. #BLM
125 MSWL
216 AskAgent
325 Tips

If you have a query with me: as of today I'm approximately caught up to mid-Sept & partial requests will be going out next week through our query manager. Thanks for your patience, as always!

#querystats @PSLiterary

Nephele Tempest
@NepheleTempest
Literary Agent
Literary agent @KnightAgency , writer, and unapologetic bookworm. Opinions are my own, and I've got a lot of them. She/Her *Temporarily closed to submissions*
9 MSWL
28 AskAgent
10 Tips

Friday Links are up, featuring a bit of pre-NaNoWriMo inspiration and more details regarding submissions: nepheletempest.com/2020/10/16/friโ€ฆ #amwriting #amreading #querytip #submissions

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
๐Ÿ“š literary agent with WCA โœ๐Ÿผ planning @TheFOLD_ ๐Ÿ“– PhD (abd) ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ blogger ๐Ÿ’ป they/them ๐ŸŒˆ Professional account for my work and authors: the #SpineSquad ! ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ“˜
51 MSWL
23 Tips

Dear #AmQuerying: I see so many of you stressing about not getting quick replies from agents. I know that it's super hard to be in querying limbo. Try to remember: it takes a lot of time to read and consider! No news is good news. #QueryTip #WritingCommunity

Samantha Wekstein
@SWekstein
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @TL_Agency . She/Her, ENFJ, dog lover. Illustrators I rep: wekstein-illustrators.weebly.com. Pitch to submissions@thompsonliterary.com
117 MSWL
124 Queries
77 Tips

Please only submit one project per query letter (and one at a time). Yes, even for picture books. #querytip

Elana Roth Parker
@ElanaRoth
Literary Agent
WEAR THE DAMN MASK. And wash your hands. Lit agent w/ @LDLiterary , bourbon lover, challah baker, Trekkie, Ravenclaw, new quilter, stepmom, mom. Still not Elena.
84 MSWL
3 AskAgent
179 Tips

I really can't talk about the world anymore, so I'm just going to go back to my classics: queries. Hope that's okay with you guys. Some thoughts as I clean out the Queries email address now that we've moved to Query Manager.

A thread? Yes, a thread.

#querytip #pubtip

Kristy Hunter
@KristySHunter
Literary Agent
Associate Agent @KnightAgency (All views are my own) Instagram: @kristyshunter **Now OPEN to queries** querymanager.com/query/Kristy_Hโ€ฆ
68 MSWL
15 Tips

I'll be closing to queries next Friday 10/23 in order to get caught up on my submissions. Reopen date TK.

Thanks so much! (& thanks to all the amazing writers who have been patiently waiting on responses to requested materials--they're coming!). #querytip

Hope Bolinger - DEN RELEASES in 9 DAYS!
@HopeBolinger
Literary Agent
Multi-published award-winning YA novelist๐ŸŒนliterary agent๐ŸŒน I write for @illuminate_ya and @INtensepub
2 MSWL
13 AskAgent
51 Tips
emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
๐Ÿ“š literary agent with WCA โœ๐Ÿผ planning @TheFOLD_ ๐Ÿ“– PhD (abd) ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ blogger ๐Ÿ’ป they/them ๐ŸŒˆ Professional account for my work and authors: the #SpineSquad ! ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ“˜
51 MSWL
23 Tips
emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
๐Ÿ“š literary agent with WCA โœ๐Ÿผ planning @TheFOLD_ ๐Ÿ“– PhD (abd) ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ blogger ๐Ÿ’ป they/them ๐ŸŒˆ Professional account for my work and authors: the #SpineSquad ! ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ“˜
51 MSWL
23 Tips

#QueryTip: Before you query, make sure you've researched and you're ready. Publishing is a big/competitive industry. It can be heart wrenching to pass on a great project because the author isn't prepared for the professionalism, public visibility, and commitment involved.

Naomi Davis, literary agent
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at BookEnds Literary @Bookendslit She/Her. I laugh & love relentlessly. Autism parent. Author-me repped by @4triciaskinner
190 MSWL
177 AskAgent
167 Tips

A quick #querytip to follow my thread last night: think the words "zoom out" when writing your blurb/hook in your query. What would an advertisement show about your book? It wouldnt show much history or character insecurities. It would show who, what happens, where&how. Zoom out.

Elana Roth Parker
@ElanaRoth
Literary Agent
WEAR THE DAMN MASK. And wash your hands. Lit agent w/ @LDLiterary , bourbon lover, challah baker, Trekkie, Ravenclaw, new quilter, stepmom, mom. Still not Elena.
84 MSWL
3 AskAgent
179 Tips