Lane Heymont @LaneHeymont · 19 Mar 2014

If you use FICTION NOVEL in ur query/website I may assume 2 things: you haven't done ur research and u don't know what a novel is. #querytip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 18 Mar 2014

If you just say, "I wrote a memoir about X," my reaction is, "OK...what happens?" #querytip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 18 Mar 2014

Memoirists, your pitch must include your story, much like in a fiction query. You can't just say, "I wrote a memoir about X." #querytip

Lane Heymont @LaneHeymont · 18 Mar 2014

Debut novels are often shorter in length. Keep that in mind! #querytip #writetip

Lane Heymont @LaneHeymont · 18 Mar 2014

Genres have varying acceptable word counts. You should know them and follow them. Within reason. #querytip #writetip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 17 Mar 2014

Remember, your email account is part of your 1st impression. A spiritual self-help from brosb4hoes420@yourmom.com isn't promising #querytip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 17 Mar 2014

I recommend creating a new email account specifically for your submissions and the business of your writing. #querytip

Gordon Warnock @gordonwarnock · 17 Mar 2014

If I request your ms & get an autoreply re: filling out a form to get through your spam filter, I have to decide if it's worth it #querytip

Abby Saul @BookySaul · 17 Mar 2014

"There is an art to writing a great query, but it is an art that can be mastered." ow.ly/uGbhE #querytip

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 12 Mar 2014

Watch out for "then" versus "than" in your submissions. Take the then/than quiz: waikato.ac.nz/students/stude… #writetip #slushpile

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 3 Mar 2014

Query actually had "unfinished manuscript" in subject line. Sigh. #slushpile http://t.co/DxKzl4RGw1

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 3 Mar 2014

It's amazing how many submissions start with a dream. It's not an instant rejection, but it doesn't help. #writetip #slushpile #ameditor

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 5 Feb 2014

First 12 pages are single-spaced italicized prose. Head. Bang. On. Desk. Bang. Bang. Bang. #slushpile #amediting

Mary C. Moore @Mary_C_Moore · 31 Jan 2014

Bangorrhea-see too much of it in the #slushpile. “@HuffPostBooks: 3 punctuation marks you should be using more often huff.to/1em20KA

Juliet Mushens @mushenska · 20 Jan 2014

Send me what I ask for - I get a lot of generic queries+sample pages when I ask for synopsis + 1st 3 chs #slushpile