Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
39 Tips

#querytip A pass is not the end of the road. If you frame every rejection negatively that is disheartening & makes it harder to continue. So many of my passes have more to do w me than the actual quality of the work. I talk about publishing being subjective. I'm not joking. 7/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
39 Tips

#querytip Silence just means that my attention is on other things. At least for me. I do respond to every query and submission, but it will occasionally take longer than I want. It's not because I am purposely ignoring you, it's that other things have demanded my focus. 6/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
39 Tips

#querytip Patience, generosity, kindness matters. Will there be people who abuse it & don't deserve it? Yes. But I try to always apply those 3 ideas in dealings w others & I find that there is reciprocity. We are humans caught up in being human, being kind makes it less hard. 5/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
39 Tips

#querytip Don't lie. Don't make up offers you don't have, don't pretend your book is polished and finished if you just typed "The End," don't pretend you've written one thing when you've written something else. You will always get caught. Just...don't lie. 4/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
39 Tips

#querytip You might have written an exceptional book, but that doesn't mean you are the exception. Publishing has conventions like nearly everything in life, while there will always be outliers, don't go into it assuming that will be you. It rarely works that way. 3/

Eva Scalzo
@evascalzo
Literary Agent
a boricua🇵🇷 who has never met a tangent she wouldn’t follow | lit agent @ Speilburg Literary | AALA & SCBWI | she/her/ella/ms. | links in bio
71 MSWL
444 Queries
39 Tips

Eva Scalzo @evascalzo

It's been a wild month in my query box, in my publishing life, in my personal life...mostly good and wonderful things, so this is not a complaint thread. This is a #querytip thread meant to help #amquerying writers. YMMV, these are opinions, not facts. 1/

#querytip You want to make it hard for agents to say no; not easy. So pay attention details, things like word count, what they represent, actually writing a query letter. Getting it wrong doesn't doom you for life, but you will see way more rejection the less effort you make. 2/

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent:@Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
148 MSWL
236 AskAgent
11 Queries
112 Tips

Back on the elliptical—or in other words, back to my BS—and thought a good distraction could be a thread about the R word (rejection) anyone up for it? #QueryTip #WritingCommunity #AmQuerying

A.M. Rose call me Ann
@annmrose
Literary Agent
agent:@Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
148 MSWL
236 AskAgent
11 Queries
112 Tips

The number of queries I’ve seen lately with 200k & 300k words has been a little concerning so I thought I’d try to take a moment to chat about high word counts… a 🧵
#amquerying #QueryTip #WritingCommunity

Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
25 MSWL
116 Tips
Lisa Green Editor
@LisaGreenEdito2
Editor
Associate Editor for the Mystic Owl line & City Owl Press. Currently closed to cold queries.
69 MSWL
14 Tips

Something I've seen several times lately: Do NOT query until you have a finished manuscript to send! It's disappointing to request something and then hear it doesn't exist fully. :( #querytrenches #querytip #asktheeditor

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
📚 lit agent: @WCA_LitAgency 📖 planning @TheFOLD_ ✍️ faculty at @MSWLMA 🐕‍🦺 recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. ♿️ My clients: #SpineSquad 📘
152 MSWL
12 Queries
68 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
📚 lit agent: @WCA_LitAgency 📖 planning @TheFOLD_ ✍️ faculty at @MSWLMA 🐕‍🦺 recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. ♿️ My clients: #SpineSquad 📘
152 MSWL
12 Queries
68 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 (All views are my own) querymanager.com/query/Kristy_H… Instagram: @kristyshunter She/her
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
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 - closed to queries
@RedPenKaitlyn
Literary Agent
Agent @belcastr . insta: kjbelcastro. Freelance Editor. Serial comma for life. She/her. Query at QueryManager.com/1147
276 MSWL
345 AskAgent
55 Queries
372 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:@Prospect_Agency & #rosebudauthor wrangler | author: ROAD TO EUGENICA & BREAKOUT | opinions are my own | she/her rep:@evascalzo layout:@ana_scribe
148 MSWL
236 AskAgent
11 Queries
112 Tips

#QueryTip — 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. 😉❤️

Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
25 MSWL
116 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 “Dear Wyrm”. That is not my name, first or last.

Sincerely,
Sandy Lu