Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent / Defender of the Oxford comma. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
46 MSWL
477 Tips

When you receive a rejection, accept it and move on. Asking an agent/editor to reconsider is like asking the IRS not to audit you. #querytip

Laura Zats
@LZats
Literary Agent
Founder & Agent @HeadwaterLit . Host of the award-winning @printrunpodcast . Publishers Weekly industry MVP. She/her & Ms/Mx. Open to queries!
204 MSWL
176 AskAgent
3124 Queries
162 Tips

#pubtip: if querying from a gmail account, make sure your g+ pic displayed isn't of your genitals and flexed thighs #vom #badqeries

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2260 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips
Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent / Defender of the Oxford comma. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
46 MSWL
477 Tips

Verbosity and long-windedness in your query is, in fact, not helping your query. Try to keep things concise by being concise. #querytip :-)

Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, skykid, she, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

Around twenty percent of submissions are well written. Acceptance or rejection are subjective at that point. #askagent #slushpile

greyhausagency
@greyhausagency
Literary Agency
Literary Agent with the Greyhaus Literary Agency in the Puget Sound Area. Representing exlusively romance and women's fiction!
46 MSWL
83 Tips

#pubtip - Make sure to know your genre well before you dive into writing the story. Nuances are really key!

Jessica S. โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ“š
@TheWriteShadow
Literary Agent
My eyes sting, my hands are shaking, and the coffee is never strong enough... Welcome to my literary reality. Literary Agent, Golden Wheat Literary
10 MSWL
56 Tips
Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent / Defender of the Oxford comma. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
46 MSWL
477 Tips

Queries aren't the time for a sermon or converting an agent. Querying a religion-based manuscript? Be respectful of all faiths. #querytip

Bridget Smith
@bredalot
Literary Agent
aka Breda. Literary agent at JABberwocky. Co-host of @ShipAndHandling publishing podcast. Plays with swords in free time. Way too long-winded for Twitte
71 MSWL
21 Tips

#pubtip: Putting lots of ellipses in your subject line makes it look like spam.

Lizzie Poteet
@lizziepoteet
Literary Agent
Southern girl with a hint of Yankee, agent @seymouragency , mom to Mr Darcy and Miss Dashwood, former editor. All opinions my own
9 MSWL
4 Tips

A #pubtip I've been meaning to share: a historical New Adult romance is simply a historical romance #marriageablemiss #ontheshelf

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

Querying agents? Check out websites before you send so it's not a waste of time. #pubtip

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent / Defender of the Oxford comma. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
46 MSWL
477 Tips

Everything must serve a purpose. Even chitchat between characters must move the story forward or it's useless fluff. #writetip #querytip

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent / Defender of the Oxford comma. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
46 MSWL
477 Tips

Ha! Love THIS! "@the1stdaughter: If you're querying be mindful of your google avatar. Nudes and/or mugshot photos don't look good #querytip

Melissa Jeglinski
@MJeglinski
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at The Knight Agency. Books. Wine. Cats. Coffee. Not necessarily in that order.
11 MSWL
4 Tips

No complaining that I didn't personalize my pass to your query if you didn't include your name. I'm not a mind reader. #pubtip

Jessica S. โ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ“š
@TheWriteShadow
Literary Agent
My eyes sting, my hands are shaking, and the coffee is never strong enough... Welcome to my literary reality. Literary Agent, Golden Wheat Literary
10 MSWL
56 Tips

The first response is up! Hop over to my blog, and see if you'd like to follow or play along. bitly.com/1lKPMQJ #amediting #querytip

Gordon Warnock
@gordonwarnock
Literary Agent
Founding partner @FuseLiterary representing commercial and literary fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels. #VoteLibraries
12 MSWL
130 Tips

Debut authors, this is well worth your time: 7 Things Iโ€™ve Learned So Far, by Bradley Spinelli shar.es/BRr1j #pubtip

Melissa Jeglinski
@MJeglinski
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at The Knight Agency. Books. Wine. Cats. Coffee. Not necessarily in that order.
11 MSWL
4 Tips

There is no reason to include a picture of yourself with your query. I do not care what you look like. Thanks. #pubtip

beth phelan
@beth_phelan
Literary Agent
she/her. mg & ya literary agent. founder of 501c3 NPO @_DiverseVoices (#DVpit/#DVart, DVcon & more). submissions: bethphelan.com/submissions
118 MSWL
125 AskAgent
27 Tips

Guys! Use this weekend to come up with some good questions for our #askagent session #askTBA on Monday 4/7 at 3PM EST! #pubtip #querytip

Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Literary agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum, Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
102 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips

W/memoir, I want to see how the past shaped the narrator but don't want a linear telling of the past. #slushpile #amediting #amwriting

Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Literary agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum, Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
102 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips

Catching up on #slushpile reading-seems like I've saved all the #nonfiction mss for today. #amreading #amediting