Tamela HancockMurray
@Tamela_Murray
Literary Agent
Christian wife, mother. Agent at The Steve Laube Agency. I love God, family, life. ACFW Agent of the Year for 2017, finalist for 2019. Member ACFW, AWSA.
28 Tips
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!
202 MSWL
1 AskAgent
11 Queries
33 Tips

#querytip querying authors, in your bio if you don't have writing accolades, I still love knowing your day job and some tidbit about you. I read samples first and if I go back to your query, that's often missing (probably to keep things short). I mean, give me a sentence or two!

Eric, fiction book publisher 📚
@eric5310pub
Editor
Publisher at @5310publishing spreading happiness every day through books. I'm changing the world, one book at a time! 😁 I'm a bottomless pit of information!
23 MSWL
7 AskAgent
21 Tips

Always follow the publisher’s or agent’s guidelines when querying your manuscript. They are there for a reason. #querytip

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
117 Tips

Authors: Reminder to double check the file you're attaching when you submit is your MS and not your History homework 😬 On a side note, I think you deserve an A. ❤️ #QueryTip #WritingCommunity
*If this does happen to you just resubmit, no worries. We all make mistakes ❤️

Eric, fiction book publisher 📚
@eric5310pub
Editor
Publisher at @5310publishing spreading happiness every day through books. I'm changing the world, one book at a time! 😁 I'm a bottomless pit of information!
23 MSWL
7 AskAgent
21 Tips

“Show, don’t tell” applies to query letters too! #querytip

Kate McKean
@kate_mckean
Literary Agent
CLOSED TO QUERIES. VP at Morhaim Literary. Daughter of the Fifth House, holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, heir to the Holy Rings. Rep’d by @Michaelbourret
74 MSWL
35 AskAgent
115 Tips
Kaitlyn Katsoupis
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
277 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
378 Tips
Lynn Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, teachers, healers, thought leaders, fire breathers & all-around good people. Board @aalitagents . She/Her
25 MSWL
117 Tips
Eric, fiction book publisher 📚
@eric5310pub
Editor
Publisher at @5310publishing spreading happiness every day through books. I'm changing the world, one book at a time! 😁 I'm a bottomless pit of information!
23 MSWL
7 AskAgent
21 Tips

When writing, don’t try to please everyone. You must have a target audience, and your betas and editor must be part of that target audience.
#amwriting #querytip

Corvisiero Agency
@CorvisieroLit
Literary Agency
New York City Boutique Literary Agency where Amazing Authors find Professional Literary Representation.
5 MSWL
15 Tips

A valuable tip that sometimes we forget to follow. Keep it simple, don’t overcomplicate things! If it seems too complicated for you, it definitely is for the reader. ✨❤️
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#writingtip #query #querytip #tipsforwriting #WritingCommunity #writingtips #writinghelp #editingtip

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
117 Tips

Writers: This is your reminder to check in on your full/partial requests. Don't just CNR if you haven't tried to reach out, even if it's been a while. ❤️
And because someone will likely ask, I think check-ins at 3 month intervals is completely acceptable. ❤️#QueryTip

Alec Shane
@alecdshane
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Writers House, LLC. Wannabe Patriots sportswriter. ashane@writershouse.com
99 MSWL
1 AskAgent
335 Queries
121 Tips

#querytip Tweeting at me to ask what my email address is so you can send me a query isn't the best look. My email address is literally right there on my Twitter profile.

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
117 Tips

#QueryTip: making the font on your query letter smaller so it will all fit on one page just in fact makes it harder for me to read 🔎 #WritingCommunity

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
117 Tips

A little while back I added the option to submit to me through Query Manager and you know, I really like it. It allows me to respond to every query I get so authors aren’t left just waiting. So feel free to use this option to query me & spread the word #QueryTip

Lynn Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, teachers, healers, thought leaders, fire breathers & all-around good people. Board @aalitagents . She/Her
25 MSWL
117 Tips
Heather Cashman
@HeatherCashman
Literary Agent
literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | mountain biking | writing
53 MSWL
28 AskAgent
20 Tips
Corvisiero Agency
@CorvisieroLit
Literary Agency
New York City Boutique Literary Agency where Amazing Authors find Professional Literary Representation.
5 MSWL
15 Tips

Time for another tip! Try not to proofread your work right after you finish writing it. Take some time and come back to it!❤️✨
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#writingtip #query #querytip #tipsforwriting #WritingCommunity #writingtips #writinghelp #editingtip #editing #editinghelp

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent: @TheTobiasAgency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
157 MSWL
309 AskAgent
11 Queries
117 Tips

I've seen an increasing # of queries in my inbox w/ word counts well over 200K. There are word count standards for a reason & hitting so high above them isn't doing you any favors. Getting that # down to standards could be the difference between a yes & no #Querytip #amwriting

Lynn Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, teachers, healers, thought leaders, fire breathers & all-around good people. Board @aalitagents . She/Her
25 MSWL
117 Tips

Someone asked me today my favorite kind of author and I said, someone who knows they don't know what they don't know. #Authors: make peace with the fact publishing is a weird industry & many things simply don't make sense. #pubtip

Kim-BOO-rly 👻
@kim_lindman
Literary Agent
associate literary agent + social media @StonesongNYC **currently closed to queries** opinions mine (IG: @kim_lindman )
53 MSWL
8 Tips

#pubtip: authors, your agency gets paid when you get paid! 🪡