Erica @LiteraryErica · Sep 25

#QueryTip be extremely careful when you're copying and pasting your query letter for every agent you submit to... #writingcommunity

BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslit · Sep 25

Readers & Writers alike-- it's important to know: Why Pre-Orders Matter youtu.be/Ix1ceiXmbH8 via @YouTube #PubTip

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Sep 25

Please don’t pitch your story to agents on Twitter unless it’s a pitch party. If you want to know if the agent will be interested in your MS, query them. Thanks! #amquerying #WritingCommunity #pubtip

Naomi Davis, literary agent @NaomisLitPix · Sep 24

Another #querytip - almost every book has elements of other genres laced throughout. Please specify the genre in terms of the core readership of your book. Ex: Science fiction novel, not erotic science fiction paranormal romantic suspense novel.

Penny Moore @literarypenny · Sep 24

Everything is hard to sell. The market is saturated due to various issues, so just write the project you feel the most passionately about, making it the best it can be before you reach out to agents. #pubtip

Susan, A Graham at NYCC @Grahamophones · Sep 23

Hallo buddies! If you don't send your writing along with your query email, I can't evaluate it! I have 2000 emails in my submissions at any given time & don't have the time to chase you down - pls follow submission guidelines! Thanks! #subtip #querytip

Mark Gottlieb, Trident Media Group literary agent @Mark_Gottlieb · Sep 21

Friendly/helpful #QueryTip for those #AmQuerying from #WritingCommunity: I enjoy #ShortStories & #Novella format but they present challenges in trying to sell short works to a #publisher. Much easier to sell those alongside a full-length #Novel so let's see both or all three!

Kiki Nguyen @kianangu · Sep 20

#QueryTip: 5/10 queries can be rejected based purely on not folllwing guidelines from non-compliant subject lines to unsolicited attachments. Make sure you’re following carefully and giving yourself the best chance!

A.M. Rose @annmrose · Sep 20

Got a query addressed to Mr. Hoogland today - While the resemblance between @mike_hoogland and I is uncanny and our names are very similar 🙃might I suggest double checking that submission before you hit send today
#querytip #SlushInsight #mistakeshappen ❤️

Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproul · Sep 19

A thing I like to post on here periodically is that I don’t accept Facebook or Instagram requests from people I don’t know! And #pubtip: they’re not great ways to handshake network with an agent. Most of us (not all, but most) think of these as personal space.

Joelle Delbourgo @JLDelbourgo · Sep 19

Writers: If you don't bother to sign your query letter, it's unlikely you'll hear back. Just sayin'.
#pubtip, #litagentadvice

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · Sep 17

Random unasked for observation: I’ve left the door open for quite a few authors lately to revise and resubmit. Honestly a lot of close-but-not-there-yet submissions. I always read hoping it’ll be great—maybe a push will help one of these books make that leap. #pubtip #amagenting

Lauren Spieller @laurenspieller · Sep 17

Writers— “contemporary” and “realistic” are often used as synonyms when describing genre, but they’re not. Ex: a realistic/real world novel set in 2002? That’s historical. (Gah I know—we are old! 😆) #querytip