Ali Lake
@Alexandra__Lake
Literary Agent
@JanklowNesbit | Queries to alake@janklow.com
5 MSWL
1 Tips

A gentle reminder... to include your name in your query! You wouldn't believe how many people forget this 🤦‍♀️ In a business where it's frankly impossible to personalize every response to a query, I at least aim to address all my queriers by name. Please include! #mswl

Lisa Green Editor
@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
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
23 Tips

When querying, avoid mentioning other manuscripts sitting in your drawer, asking an agent or publisher to choose which one they want to read. Send only the best and strongest manuscript you have. #querytip

paige wheeler
@pwheeler_agent
Literary Agent
Lit Agent, wine lover, reluctant runner, book reader, recovering Luddite, badass, mom
5 MSWL
27 Tips

Thrilled to announce our new podcast Pen to Print: Insider Tips with Creative Media Agency. We’ll have some exciting sneak peaks & a few opportunities to connect with our agents that you won’t want to miss! #iamwriting #publishing #books #writingcommunity #literaryagent #querytip

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!✨
170 MSWL
45 AskAgent
103 Tips

#QueryTip When sending a revision per R&R request, name your file:
[TITLE], by [AUTHOR]_Rev. [MONTH] [YEAR].
(Plus include your title, author name, contact information, pitch + page numbers in the manuscript.)

If the title has changed, explain in the cover letter.
#amquerying

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!✨
170 MSWL
45 AskAgent
103 Tips

Sara Schonfeld @SaraSchon

Yes, agents sometimes send me redlined drafts and non-final versions, titled “USE THIS ONE” or numbered gibberish. It’s not going to make or break a submission, and agents can help, but it’s good to build strong habits for naming files for your own peace of mind!

#QueryTip When sending a full manuscript per an agent's request, name your file:
[TITLE], by [AUTHOR]_[MONTH] [YEAR]
...or some iteration with same info. (Make sure to include your title, author name, contact information, pitch + page numbers in the manuscript.)

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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
23 Tips

I just finished reading all the Canadian queries we got this last round. Here are my #querystats for the final CANADIAN submission round:
~50+ submissions received.
~12+ emails asking for more info.
- 0 (zero) offers.

I’m looking forward to reading more subs from 🇨🇦 next year.

Haley Casey
@Haley_J_Casey
Literary Agent
Associate Literary Agent at CMA. Feminist. Interested in watching TV shows I've already seen and owning ALL books. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
32 MSWL
1 Tips

In order to catch up on remaining work, empty our inboxes, and start the New Year strong, CMA will not be considering any queries sent from 12/16/22 through 01/01/23. We'll see you on 01/02/23!

Happy Holidays!

#QueryTip #QueryLetter #QueryTrenches #WritingCommunity

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
379 Tips

If you get an offer of pub in a contest for unagented authors... then get an agent because YAY someone wants to publish you... & house says they will RESCIND the offer if agent wants to negotiate...

That's a fucking huge red flag and predatory AF
#querytip #amwriting #amquerying

Victoria Marini
@LitAgentMarini
Literary Agent
VP & Agent at Irene Goodman. Not tall, just loud. Wants Books in which Things Happen #MSWL here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/vict…
103 MSWL
45 Tips

#querytip please follow all the instructions and read our auto replies! Many Agents’ submission guidelines aren’t just about our preferences, they’re about logistics. If you don’t follow the guidelines the material may not end up in the right place.

Corvisiero Agency
@CorvisieroLit
Literary Agency
New York City Boutique Literary Agency where Amazing Authors find Professional Literary Representation.
5 MSWL
16 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
178 MSWL
367 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips

Something I never thought I would have to say—a query is not an application for a dating site. 🙃
#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
178 MSWL
367 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips

#QueryTip - Do not write your query letter in first person. This is especially awkward when it's a thriller and people have been kidnapped in the book. 🙃

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

-Have proposal/ms ready to go before querying agents so you can send requested materials right away.
-Your 1st ms might not be your 1st published book.
-Don't be afraid to follow-up (gently) if you don't hear from an agent. #pubtip #amquerying

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
23 Tips

Who came up with this myth that you can only query one publisher/agent at a time? That’s not true. You can and should query with as many as you want! Your chances of getting picked are higher the more people you contact. #querytip

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!✨
170 MSWL
45 AskAgent
103 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!✨
170 MSWL
45 AskAgent
103 Tips

Jennifer March Soloway @marchsoloway

#QueryTip When sending a revision, please mention it's a revision in the query letter. (I'll know you sent the project before, thanks to QM, but the reminder is helpful.) Start the new draft with a dynamic opening scene + declarative first line to hook the reader. #amrevising

My best #QueryTip: If a project isn't getting traction, take a break, assess what might be confusing or flat, revise, then try again. Query new agents plus those you've tried before. Find the right fit.

I have clients who sent revisions after I initially passed. Revision is ✨

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
23 Tips

If you're asked what your target audience is, "everyone" is not an acceptable answer. #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
178 MSWL
367 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 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!
204 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