emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
167 MSWL
12 Queries
70 Tips

If I could give one tip to any writer who's querying or writing for submission right now, it would be START IN THE ACTION. Every scene. I feel like I cannot emphasize this enough. #QueryTip #WritingCommunity

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
167 MSWL
12 Queries
70 Tips

One of the #SpineSquad authors passed on this tool today, which is going to be GREAT for comps research! It provides word count, reading level, synopsis - all kinds of really useful info on loads of books. Thanks, @mayabidaya!! #WritingCommunity #QueryTip

arbookfind.com/default.aspx

Kristy Hunter
@KristySHunter
Literary Agent
Agent @KnightAgency (open to queries) Instagram: @kristyshunter She/her **client and submission updates only**
71 MSWL
17 Tips

I'll be closing to queries 9/30. Reopen date TBD. Thanks!! #amquerying #querytip

Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary. Get in, loser, we’re making it art. neonliterary.com
28 MSWL
95 Tips

Micro, weeds-level #pubtip: if you're a ghostwriter, editor, or fellow literary agent helping an author with proposal or manuscript content, for the love of God, please don't insert fawning "house ads" for your other clients in their text. Looks so greasy.

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

Update:

I have 7 fulls remaining that were sent to me before Sep. Once I finish those, I hope to reopen to queries! =]

#amagenting #querytip #amquerying

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 β€” If you tell an agent one of their client’s referred you to them, you can pretty much guarantee we are going to ask that client. πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

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

The #amquerying season has begun. If you're an author looking for an agent, my main #querytip is to ID agents in your genre. Don't waste your time to querying an agent w/o knowing their specialty. Don't assume.

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
Marlene Stringer
@MarleneStringer
Literary Agent
Literary Agent, pop culture follower, Opera lover, birder, early am beach walker, knitter, & my best work: Mom of four
19 MSWL
103 Tips

Writers, don't write back to an agent & complain abt their auto-rejects. Just move on. You've gotten a response. #pubtip

Sandy Lu
@SandyLuBookWyrm
Literary Agent
Founder of Book Wyrm Literary Agency, mandarin speaker, musical theater lover, book hoarder, avid cook.
2 AskAgent
8 Tips

Dear Writer,

Here’s a #querytip for you. Please do not address me as β€œDear Wyrm”. That is not my name, first or last.

Sincerely,
Sandy Lu

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
167 MSWL
12 Queries
70 Tips

#QueryTip - in your writing sample, make sure that you are using those pages EFFICIENTLY. One way you can do that is to keep your dialogue super cleanly written, and use speaker tags to indicate tone, rather than stylizing using punctuation or special formatting.

Amanda Leuck
@MandiLeone
Literary Agent
Submissions curator and special projects at Spencerhill Associates. Compulsive reader. Fan of fiction.
12 MSWL
4 Tips

#QueryTip Don’t say the manuscript is complete but unedited. (Saw this in subs today.) The manuscript you query should be the best you can make it.

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

Since we have our query submissions open here is a tip to get the ball rolling!❀️
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#writingtip #query #querytip #tipsforwriting #writingcommunity #writingtips #queryhelp #queryhelp #author #editingtips #BookTwitter

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

QUERY UPDATE: As of this morning I have NO access to submissions sent through the Prospect website. My Query Manager is open and you are welcome to submit there. Please note if it is a repeat from the Prospect Site. I'm sorry for any inconvenience. #QueryTip #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

Query Update: Kindly requesting those who want to query me to use Query Manager (link in pinned tweet). We are still having server issues & it's now taking 2 minutes to open a single query letter (this does not include reading time). 😭
#WritingCommunity #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 for those editing their work!✨❀️ Take your time with making corrections.
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#writingtip #query #querytip #tipsforwriting #writingcommunity #writingtips #queryhelp #queryhelp #author #editingtips #BookTwitter

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
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, I promise you there are ways to move a plot forward that do not involve a woman being assaulted #WritingTip #QueryTip

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
167 MSWL
12 Queries
70 Tips

#QueryTip: New adult isn't a trade publishing category, and imprints need books categorized as either adult or YA when submitted. If you're querying an agent, please be aware of this, and that it's more work if we have to navigate the revisions to re-categorize a book pre-sub!

Terrie Wolf
@AKA_Terrie
Literary Agent
Agent of the Year 2021 (ACFW) | I rep outstanding authors and projects at @aka_lit . | Film, foreign, media | Girl of the West with her eye on all things global.
43 MSWL
24 Tips

You must have the courage to change the way your story ends. #amwriting #agentlife #pubtip