Tara is open to queries 🌈🦄 @Literary_Tara · Jun 13

Good morning! Today I want to post a link that writers might find helpful if they were ever given feedback saying their writing was monotonous or repetitive. #querytip #amwriting #amquerying

Hope Bolinger - PRE-ORDER DEN! @HopeBolinger · Jun 12


If an agent asks for the first three chapters, don't send them three random chapters. Even if you love chapters 10, 15, and 27.5, we want those first three chapters to shine.


P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Jun 11

"Revise and revise and then polish until that bastard gleams. Then find an agent who suits your work. It's like dating, you want to pick the person who is a right fit for you and your work." - Lauren Beukes #writingtips #pubtip

Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproul · Jun 9

Grouchy #pubtip: I don't think there's an agent on Earth whose submissions policy is "please cold call and leave a voice message if we don't pick up." The reason Neon doesn't have an office phone # is not so that submitters can prove their hustle by finding our nonpublic cells!

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · Jun 2

Black creators, if you're working on a graphic novel and intend to/have queried it to me, please let me know! I'm avidly looking and want to be sure I see you asap #querytip #amquerying #WritingCommunity

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · Jun 1

Reiterating this: my DMs are OPEN. There is no time limit on this, and I encourage black creators to reach out with any and all questions they have on writing, editing, or agenting. Here to help! #WritingCommunity #querytip #amquerying #amwriting

Kaitlyn Johnson @RedPenKaitlyn · May 31

My DMs are open to all black and marginalized writers. If you have questions or worries, please let me know! #amquerying #amwriting #querytip

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo · May 30

Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzo

I got a great Q in my DMs about whether authors should pitch book 1 or the series when querying, and I want to share the answer out wide bc I think it’s something that people are often confused by... 1/2 #querytip

The answer is write book one and outline the series & then put it aside. When querying, query book 1 and mention series potential, but do not write book 2, write something else until you know book 1 sold. I promise this will spare you so much extra work/anxiety. 2/2 #querytip

Lynn Johnston @lynnjohnstonlit · May 30

Bethany C. Morrow @BCMorrow

Friendly reminder: if you're tweeting in support, it's always a capital B.

#Pubtip: since it’s non-standard (for now), make sure your publisher knows in advance to keep “Black” capitalized in copyediting. This came up as an issue on a book I rep.

Tara is open to queries 🌈🦄 @Literary_Tara · May 29

If I have any black or other POC authors querying me, please let me know here or by DM. I want to make your queries a priority or at least give constructive feedback on my passes. Your voices matter. They are NEEDED. I want to help. #amagenting #querytip

Hope Bolinger - PRE-ORDER DEN! @HopeBolinger · May 29


I've been on both sides of the desk (I'm a writer and agent) so I know how much courage it takes to send that query. Know that whether you get rejected or accepted that you should be proud for taking this scary step.


Susan, A Graham @Grahamophones · May 27

Also your every-time-i'm-in-submissions reminder that I delete queries that misgender me. #subtip #querytip

Susan, A Graham @Grahamophones · May 27

Please don't email an agency asking how to query an agency. You can google this, and most agents have so many people in their submissions who did the research on their own, too many people to go through in a timely way, that it doesn't look good, my pals. #querytip #subtip

Maria Regina @maria_regina39 · May 24

#querytip: don't comment on an agent's size/weight/appearance in a query.

it's inappropriate to comment on someone else's body. this holds true for strangers, and in the workplace — and your query is an attempt to start a business relationship with a stranger. act appropriately.

McCorkle_Editor @McCorkle_Editor · May 23

Important #QueryTip: If you say there are no books out there like yours, it leads me to two bad conclusions which likely mean a rejection: 1. It may be impossible to market. 2. You may not read enough.

Léonicka @leonicka · May 22

While everyone is watching and loving #AvatarTheLastAirbender here’s a #querytip: use the opening sequence as a template for your pitch and you can’t go wrong.

Susan, A Graham @Grahamophones · May 22

I'm in submissions today & let me tell you, the number of queries that just say "covid 19" in the subject line is high. Think about how you present yourselves, do the work, friends. #subtip #querytip

Hope Bolinger - PRE-ORDER DEN! @HopeBolinger · May 22


People at agencies (and publishing houses) talk. Make sure to send your manuscript to one agent at a time at an agency. If we think there's someone who is a better fit, we'll probably refer you


McCorkle_Editor @McCorkle_Editor · May 21

My guest post on the Writers' Road Resource website about the Trifecta of Rejection: writersroadresource.com/2020/05/20/the… #querytip #querying #writing #pubtip