Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips

Reminder that all queries sent unsolicited to my inbox (meaning my work email) will NOT be considered.
This isn’t to be mean. This is to keep it fair for all authors. #QueryTip #WritingCommunity
*this does not include Query Manager, that is where queries should go*

Ali Herring
@HerringAli
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, Spencerhill Associates. Twin mom+1 📚 Eclectic in life & books. I 💙 Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens 👽 rock!
237 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

Just remember your query is the place to give us a short plot summary, but you must ALSO include the STAKES of your story. If I'm curious about your "hook," but you don't tell me what's at stake for your characters, I don't have time to read 90,000 words+/- to find out. #querytip

Kaitlyn Johnson
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
279 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
385 Tips

Wondering what it's like to really be an agent? How you become one, what tasks are actually expected of you? Check out the newest @belcastr video explaining all!
#querytip #amquerying #amagenting #writingcommunity

youtube.com/watch?v=Uf-k2N…

Kaitlyn Johnson
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
279 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
385 Tips

Reminder: Belcastro doesn't mind you sending to another agent if one passes on it (but please, not the whole list! One or two and then done).

But don't send to multiple agents at the same time. I can't read something another agent got first and still has
#querytip #amquerying

Kaitlyn Johnson
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
279 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
385 Tips

AUTHORS, GIVE AGENTS TWO WEEKS TO CONSIDER YOUR BOOK IF YOU HAVE AN OFFER.

You are legit making them say "no" because your turnaround is impossible.
#amagenting #querytip #amquerying

Lisa Green
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
She/Her Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Adult only F/SF R querymanager.com/query/lisagree…
72 MSWL
17 Tips

DON'T RUSH. Take time & get the book as shiny as possible. Have other eyes on it. Let it sit. Polish again. The biggest check on my wishlist is good writing! The better shape it's in, the more likely I am to request. #asktheeditor #querytip #querying

Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips

Hard truth (a short 🧵): I have to reject really amazing sounding books everyday. Think about it this way, if you were handed 100+ books a week (every week) could you realistically read them all? … #QueryTip #WritingCommunity

Lisa Green
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
She/Her Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Adult only F/SF R querymanager.com/query/lisagree…
72 MSWL
17 Tips

Rohad @Wolf_Spirit93

@CyLantyca @LisaGreenEdito2 Mood. mines 195k
Replying to @Wolf_Spirit93

Honestly, that's a bit long no matter what. I'd seriously look at either editing down toward 100 as far as possible or seeing if it can really be 2 books. FYI #querytip

Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer 🏳️‍🌈 ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips

#writetip #querytip #amwriting
Start your story clearly. Confusion can be a strong mood to start some scenes, but in your first pages, your reader needs to anchor into a distinct sense of place& character w/ as few speed bumps as possible. Be decisive. Show through voice&opinion.

Emmy Nordstrom Higdon
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
📚 lit agent @WCA_LitAgency 📖 advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA 🐕‍🦺 recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. ♿ clients #SpineSquad 📘
178 MSWL
12 Queries
71 Tips
Naomi Davis
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Genderqueer 🏳️‍🌈 ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
208 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips

I'm sitting down to read 50 queries + Tweet some of the positive thoughts I have while reading. #amquerying is TOUGH, and I want you to know what things hit in a good way whether it leads to a request or rep or not. #querytip
🧵

Heather Cashman
@HeatherCashman
Literary Agent
literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | mountain biking | writing
62 MSWL
28 AskAgent
23 Tips

#amquerying #QueryTip
Friendly reminder that I will not open query attachments sent to my inbox, especially if they do not have anything in the body, and especially especially if I am closed.

Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips
Jennifer March Soloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | she/her | @MillsMFALit alum | PB+MG+YA+Adult | In love with all things story | ✨Revision is magical!✨
182 MSWL
45 AskAgent
105 Tips

#QueryTip for Author Bios

Don't be afraid to be yourself.
If you are new, don't worry. A debut is desirable.
Everyone is looking for the next best thing.
It could be you!

Best of luck, #amquerying!

5/5

Jennifer March Soloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | she/her | @MillsMFALit alum | PB+MG+YA+Adult | In love with all things story | ✨Revision is magical!✨
182 MSWL
45 AskAgent
105 Tips

#QueryTip for Author Bios

Whatever you include in your bio, be truthful. Don’t embellish or stretch the truth. (Agents will know. They will check.)

It's okay to simply say: "I am a writer based in [location]. [TITLE] is my first novel."

4/5

Jennifer March Soloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | she/her | @MillsMFALit alum | PB+MG+YA+Adult | In love with all things story | ✨Revision is magical!✨
182 MSWL
45 AskAgent
105 Tips

#QueryTip for Author Bios

Add a clever, memorable last line about yourself that ties you to your story.

Ex. "Like [CHARACTER], I fought in a Golden Gloves championship against a boxer who would later go pro. I lasted a minute and 36 seconds before she broke my nose."

3/5

Jennifer March Soloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | she/her | @MillsMFALit alum | PB+MG+YA+Adult | In love with all things story | ✨Revision is magical!✨
182 MSWL
45 AskAgent
105 Tips

#QueryTip for Author Bios

If you have education that is pertinent to your writing, include it. If not, don’t (and don’t worry).

If you have experience that is pertinent to your writing, include it. If not, don’t (and don’t worry).

2/5

Jennifer March Soloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | she/her | @MillsMFALit alum | PB+MG+YA+Adult | In love with all things story | ✨Revision is magical!✨
182 MSWL
45 AskAgent
105 Tips

#QueryTip What to include in an author bio when querying a #fiction project:

A few sentences about you
A last sentence that connects you to your project
All written in a way that showcases your writing

Here are some quick tips to get you started... 🧵

Kaitlyn Johnson
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
279 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
385 Tips

Today is the day!!! I am opening my inbox! 🥰 Be sure to check out my newest manuscriptwishlist.com and then submit at my bio link

So excited to see some lovelies!
#amquerying #querytip #amagenting

Ann Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
206 MSWL
449 AskAgent
11 Queries
127 Tips

A friendly request: I do not mind when people requery me with the same project after they’ve made changes but I do kindly ask that you make a note of the changes you made in the query letter.
Thank you!
#QueryTip #amquerying #WritingCommunity