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
"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
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!
Corvisiero Agency @CorvisieroLitBeginning today, @epubagent is closed to queries. She looks forward to seeing your work in the fall when she reopens. #amagenting #WritingCommunity pic.twitter.com/pxAoERfBXZ
I have incredible colleagues whose query inboxes will remain open. So please check out @kissedbyink @Literary_Tara and @JoleneHaley query guidelines and send them your incredible work. #querytip #amagenting #WritingCommunity
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
Eva Scalzo 🇵🇷 @evascalzoI 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
Bethany C. Morrow @BCMorrowFriendly 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.
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
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.
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
#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.
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