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
158 MSWL
323 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips

Something I never thought I would have to sayโ€”a query is not an application for a dating site. ๐Ÿ™ƒ
#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
158 MSWL
323 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. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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 ๐Ÿ“š
@eric5310pub
Editor
Publisher at @5310publishing spreading happiness every day through books. I'm changing the world, one book at a time! ๐Ÿ˜ I'm a bottomless pit of information!
23 MSWL
7 AskAgent
21 Tips

Who came up with this myth that you can only query one publisher/agent at a time? Thatโ€™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 | โœจRevision is magical!โœจ
168 MSWL
45 AskAgent
101 Tips
Jennifer March Soloway
@marchsoloway
Literary Agent
Jennifer#4 @AndreaBrownLit | she/her | @MillsMFALit alum | PB+MG+YA+Adult | In love with all things story | โœจRevision is magical!โœจ
168 MSWL
45 AskAgent
101 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 โœจ

Eric, fiction book publisher ๐Ÿ“š
@eric5310pub
Editor
Publisher at @5310publishing spreading happiness every day through books. I'm changing the world, one book at a time! ๐Ÿ˜ I'm a bottomless pit of information!
23 MSWL
7 AskAgent
21 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
158 MSWL
323 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips

Reminder that all queries sent unsolicited to my inbox (meaning my work email) will NOT be considered.
This isnโ€™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 ๐Ÿ“š Eclectic in life & books. I ๐Ÿ’™ Jane Austen & SFF in equal doses. #TeamSpencerhill Ali-ens ๐Ÿ‘ฝ rock!
203 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

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

Wondering what it's like to really be an agent? How you become one, what tasks are actually expected of you? Check out the newest @belcastr video explaining all!
#querytip #amquerying #amagenting #writingcommunity

youtube.com/watch?v=Uf-k2Nโ€ฆ

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

Reminder: Belcastro doesn't mind you sending to another agent if one passes on it (but please, not the whole list! One or two and then done).

But don't send to multiple agents at the same time. I can't read something another agent got first and still has
#querytip #amquerying

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

AUTHORS, GIVE AGENTS TWO WEEKS TO CONSIDER YOUR BOOK IF YOU HAVE AN OFFER.

You are legit making them say "no" because your turnaround is impossible.
#amagenting #querytip #amquerying

Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
She/Her Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Adult only F/SF R querymanager.com/query/lisagreeโ€ฆ
72 MSWL
16 Tips

DON'T RUSH. Take time & get the book as shiny as possible. Have other eyes on it. Let it sit. Polish again. The biggest check on my wishlist is good writing! The better shape it's in, the more likely I am to request. #asktheeditor #querytip #querying

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
158 MSWL
323 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips

Hard truth (a short ๐Ÿงต): I have to reject really amazing sounding books everyday. Think about it this way, if you were handed 100+ books a week (every week) could you realistically read them all? โ€ฆ #QueryTip #WritingCommunity

Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
She/Her Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Adult only F/SF R querymanager.com/query/lisagreeโ€ฆ
72 MSWL
16 Tips

Rohad @Wolf_Spirit93

@CyLantyca @LisaGreenEdito2 Mood. mines 195k
Replying to @Wolf_Spirit93

Honestly, that's a bit long no matter what. I'd seriously look at either editing down toward 100 as far as possible or seeing if it can really be 2 books. FYI #querytip

Naomi Davis, Literary Agent (they/them/she/her)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit GenderQueer ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
205 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips

#writetip #querytip #amwriting
Start your story clearly. Confusion can be a strong mood to start some scenes, but in your first pages, your reader needs to anchor into a distinct sense of place& character w/ as few speed bumps as possible. Be decisive. Show through voice&opinion.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
๐Ÿ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency ๐Ÿ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ โœ faculty @MSWLMA ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ recovering PhD ๐ŸŒˆ they/them; Sal: Dr. โ™ฟ clients #SpineSquad ๐Ÿ“˜
167 MSWL
12 Queries
70 Tips
Naomi Davis, Literary Agent (they/them/she/her)
@NaomisLitPix
Literary Agent
Eternally optimistic Literary Agent at @Bookendslit GenderQueer ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ND; I laugh & love relentlessly. Repped by the phenomenal @4triciaskinner
205 MSWL
214 AskAgent
183 Tips

I'm sitting down to read 50 queries + Tweet some of the positive thoughts I have while reading. #amquerying is TOUGH, and I want you to know what things hit in a good way whether it leads to a request or rep or not. #querytip
๐Ÿงต

Heather Cashman
@HeatherCashman
Literary Agent
literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | mountain biking | writing
53 MSWL
28 AskAgent
20 Tips

#amquerying #QueryTip
Friendly reminder that I will not open query attachments sent to my inbox, especially if they do not have anything in the body, and especially especially if I am closed.

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
158 MSWL
323 AskAgent
11 Queries
118 Tips