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

I tweet #querytip(s) to help those in the query process, because I've been there! I keep things light, because querying and rejections SUCK!

Sara Megibow
@SaraMegibow
Literary Agent
She/Her Literary Agent at KT Literary. Reading, parenting, table top gaming, baking challah, hiking and wine tasting. Always LGBTQIA+ friendly!
17 MSWL
13 AskAgent
298 Queries
525 Tips

Marketing Tip: Include upcoming appearances on your website. @Sarah_Skilton does this very well = sarahskilton.com/upcoming-appea… #PubTip

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
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

"seemed to" is 99% of the time an unnecessary turn of phrase #writetip #slushpile #amediting

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

Do NOT query until your manuscript is COMPLETED. You won't even earn a rejection. Just a "finish your ms and then query"! #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

What is it (genre)? How long is it (word count)? Don't overlook the basics in your query! #querytip

Nicole Fischer
@nicolefischer13
Editor
Editor @ HarperCollins (AvonBooks/WilliamMorrow). CA girl in the big city. My bookshelf is 🔥. She/her. All opinions = mine.
10 MSWL
37 AskAgent
19 Tips

Prob not a good idea to send a query letter that says your MS is over 500 pgs & "not that good." Be confident! And maybe revise? #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

Psst! I’m not an agent. Do not query me directly. Visit our website theseymouragency.com for submission guidelines. #querytip

Sara Megibow
@SaraMegibow
Literary Agent
She/Her Literary Agent at KT Literary. Reading, parenting, table top gaming, baking challah, hiking and wine tasting. Always LGBTQIA+ friendly!
17 MSWL
13 AskAgent
298 Queries
525 Tips

Trade reviews: If book not reviewed by PW (or Kirkus, SLJ, etc) = cuz reviewer chose not to review not cuz publisher didn't submit. #pubtip

Sara Megibow
@SaraMegibow
Literary Agent
She/Her Literary Agent at KT Literary. Reading, parenting, table top gaming, baking challah, hiking and wine tasting. Always LGBTQIA+ friendly!
17 MSWL
13 AskAgent
298 Queries
525 Tips

Trade reviews: Publisher submits manuscript to reviewer and reviewer decides who to review (and how). #pubtip

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
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: a good log line will make me req a MS I was originally on the fence about. It's the only thing that pushes it in your favor.

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: Showing vs. telling extends to your query, too.

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

It's always good to personalize your query, without coming across as "sucking up". #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
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

99.999999% of the time reputable agents wont contact authors asking to rep them. Unless, you're already a phenomenon. #querytip

Susan Hawk
@susanhawk
Literary Agent
Children's and YA Book Agent at Upstart Crow Literary. Opening to queries January 2022.
120 MSWL
26 AskAgent
3 Tips

Writing query letter as your character: it might be cute, but it doesn't give me a sense of the writer, aside from their character. #pubtip

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

There's a difference between passion and arrogance. Your query needs to show passion. Passion is OPEN to collaboration. #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

Query through appropriate channels and then WAIT. We're not sitting on your query for laughs. Agenting for clients is a 24/7 job. #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

Useful info for sharing book covers on social media sites-cheat sheet for best image sizes: mediabistro.com/alltwitter/soc… #pubtip #authors