Marie Lamba
@marielamba
Literary Agent
Author of GREEN GREEN, A DAY SO GRAY, WHAT I MEANT..., DRAWN, and OVER MY HEAD. Literary Agent at Jennifer De Chiara Literary. My opinions are my own.
41 MSWL
20 Queries
43 Tips

Here's the full podcast where I talk with the fabulous @MGNinja about #writing, #agenting, passion of the arts and reality of the marketplace. If you are a writer or in the book business, take a peek. #MondayBlogs #amwriting #pubtip @JDLitAgency :) youtube.com/watch?v=AvgyTG…

Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
Literary agent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
23 MSWL
98 Tips

My advice if you’re working on a nonfiction book proposal and struggling with the overview: write how you got interested in the topic. What pulled you in? What made you want to write a book about it? Tell your origin story. #pubtip

Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
Literary agent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
23 MSWL
98 Tips

SamanthaDunn @SamanthaDunn

@MichelleRafter Exactly right. That's what a pro does. Missing an initial deadline isn't usually life-or-death in my magazine world, but communicating progress and setting expectations is vital.

With books, confer with your agent in advance about missing a deadline. Usually ok as long you keep the editor informed. But since most contracts allow the publisher to cancel if you miss your due date, your agent can read the tea leaves and advise. #pubtip

Cortney Radocaj 🏳️‍🌈💖💜💙
@CortneyRadocaj
Literary Agent
literary agent @belcastr • she/they • bisexual • neurodivergent
96 MSWL
43 AskAgent
74 Tips

quick #querytip: you don't need to withdraw you query for typos

if you're revising your query or pages? sure!

but i pinky promise, a typo or two, or misspelling my name, even addressing to the wrong agent, is NOT going to make me reject your query. deep breaths! ❤️

BookEnds Literary
@bookendslit
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bestselling, award-winning, & int'l published authors and illustrators for children & adults. Empowering creators to achieve dreams.
34 MSWL
53 AskAgent
127 Tips
Stacey Graham
@staceyigraham
Literary Agent
Literary agent and author whose reviews include "ok" and "arrived in great condition." she/her threeseasagency.com agentstaceygraham.com
82 MSWL
14 AskAgent
20 Queries
24 Tips

#querytip: When sending a requested full or partial, please name the file something easily identifiable such as TITLE/lastname/full/date, and resist sending it as mycopyFINALv3.
It's too easy to get lost in the shuffle with no title or name on my ereader.
Don't be shuffled.

Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
Literary agent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
23 MSWL
98 Tips

#Authors: whenever you publish an article, please ask to include your book title with your byline, preferably with a link. Example below. #pubtip

BookEnds Literary
@bookendslit
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bestselling, award-winning, & int'l published authors and illustrators for children & adults. Empowering creators to achieve dreams.
34 MSWL
53 AskAgent
127 Tips
Claire Draper 🏳️‍⚧️♥️🏳️‍🌈
@draper_claire
Literary Agent
Agent @ the Bent Agency | Closed to queries, will reopen 8/21 | Check out my #MSWL by clicking the link below | they/them | header by @TheRippedBodice
112 MSWL
1 AskAgent
1 Tips

Querying pro-tip: put your character’s identity in the front next to their name.

Don’t bury the lede: we as agents and editors want to know early if this character is one normally under-represented in books and you are providing that representation.

#querytip #amwriting

Rebecca Strauss
@RebeccaLiterary
Literary Agent
Literary agent at DeFiore and Co. she/her
9 MSWL
6 Tips

Telling me that you ‘forgive me’ for going to Duke in a query is not the way to my heart or head; just tell me about your book #pubtip

Megan ~ Closed to Queries
@Megan_Manzano
Literary Agent
Agent @ D4EO Literary • Freelance Editor • #RevPit Editor • Committee for #LGBTNpit • (She/They) • Latinx 🇵🇷 Opinions are my own.
111 MSWL
194 AskAgent
10 Queries
179 Tips

My biggest tip for nailing stakes in a query letter is to make the stakes as specific as possible to your main character and what they're going through.

#querytip #writingcommunity

Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
Literary agent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
23 MSWL
98 Tips

#Pubtip Sharing my B-LIST system for sorting people & orgs that can help w/ book sales & promo. Check all that apply for each name:
-BLURB the book
-BOOST the book
-BULK BUY the book

Authors: create this list 6+ mo before pub & share with publisher.

A.M. Rose
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent @Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author of ROAD TO EUGENICA (18) BREAKOUT (19) @EntangledTeen | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo
94 MSWL
43 AskAgent
11 Queries
83 Tips

So many submissions are once again way outside word count standards.
Writers don’t shoot yourself in the foot—get as close to those standards as you can to help increase your odds.
#WritingCommunity #querytip #amwriting

paige wheeler
@pwheeler_agent
Literary Agent
Lit Agent, wine lover, book reader, mom to dog, owner to kids (facebook.com/paigewheelerag…)
5 MSWL
18 Tips

Querying can be scary at times, but it’s best to just be yourself! Tell the agent a little about yourself in the bio and what drew you to writing your story. #QueryTip

Naomi Davis, Literary Agent (they/them/she/her)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit Nonbinary/GenderQueer 🏳️‍🌈 ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
201 MSWL
214 AskAgent
176 Tips

Quick #querytip to #amquerying authors: if you are researching an agency and there is no indication of WHO you are querying, or who works there (names/headshots), or what their history in publishing is, that is a red flag.

Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
Literary agent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
23 MSWL
98 Tips
BookEnds Literary
@bookendslit
Literary Agency
A literary agency repping bestselling, award-winning, & int'l published authors and illustrators for children & adults. Empowering creators to achieve dreams.
34 MSWL
53 AskAgent
127 Tips