Jessica S. ☕️📚
@TheWriteShadow
Literary Agent
My eyes sting, my hands are shaking, and the coffee is never strong enough... Welcome to my literary reality. Literary Agent, Golden Wheat Literary
10 MSWL
56 Tips
Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, skykid, she, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

Update: FB Pages aren't the place to invest your time promoting your writing/yourself/your author brand: slate.com/blogs/future_t… #pubtip

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

#pubtip: you don't need to tell me what themes are in your novel. I can figure it out myself. Promise.

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent / Defender of the Oxford comma. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
46 MSWL
477 Tips

Workshops are GREAT ways to connect with other authors, agents, and editors! They don't always cost money, either. #querytip #writingtips

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent / Defender of the Oxford comma. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
46 MSWL
477 Tips

You don't have to tell us that your manuscript conforms to genre tropes, the same with "no glittery vampires in this story". #querytip

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
67 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

Proofread and polish – don’t let a silly typo or error remove your query from the pile! #querytip

Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, skykid, she, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

Well that's one way to pitch: Woman Sues Halle Berry and Amanda Bynes So She Can Pitch a Script jezebel.com/woman-sues-hal… #slushpile

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2260 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

MT @MsMariaVicente: Q: After a rejection, is it better to respond with a “thanks” or leave the inbox alone? buff.ly/1gkr87a #querytip

Emily S. Keyes 😷
@esc_key
Literary Agent
Founder of the Keyes Agency, LLC. Bookish. Short. Invisible Disability. Brooklyn, NY. She/her
89 MSWL
1 AskAgent
36 Tips

If your query is in a language I can't identify, then I can't respond to it. #querytip

Lucienne Diver 🏳️‍🌈
@LucienneDiver
Literary Agent
Literary agent with The Knight Agency, author, family gal, travel junkie. She/her. Opinions my own. knightagency.net luciennediver.com
3 MSWL
15 AskAgent
13 Tips

Follow submission guidelines, follow submission guidelines, FOLLOW SUBMISSION GUIDELINES. #pubtips #querytip

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2260 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

Long Term Query Do’s and Don’ts Tip: Your Decisions Now DO Affect Later Relationships buff.ly/1iiemoi #querytip

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent / Defender of the Oxford comma. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
46 MSWL
477 Tips

People think they can sit down and belch out a publishable book. No, writing's a craft like any other and must be honed. #querytip #writetip

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent / Defender of the Oxford comma. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
46 MSWL
477 Tips

Ignore self-pubbers tearing down the "trad'tl" industry. Self-pub'ing is great for some people, but agents aren't out to foil you. #querytip

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent / Defender of the Oxford comma. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
46 MSWL
477 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Founding partner @FuseLiterary representing commercial and literary fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels. #VoteLibraries
12 MSWL
130 Tips

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

Gordon Warnock
@gordonwarnock
Literary Agent
Founding partner @FuseLiterary representing commercial and literary fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels. #VoteLibraries
12 MSWL
130 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Literary Agent / Defender of the Oxford comma. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
46 MSWL
477 Tips

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

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent / Defender of the Oxford comma. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
46 MSWL
477 Tips

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

Gordon Warnock
@gordonwarnock
Literary Agent
Founding partner @FuseLiterary representing commercial and literary fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels. #VoteLibraries
12 MSWL
130 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Founding partner @FuseLiterary representing commercial and literary fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels. #VoteLibraries
12 MSWL
130 Tips

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