Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips

Remember, even though there's a lot of 'no' in publishing it only takes one 'yes.' #pubtip

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

Not the best idea to include in your Q that you've had no interest on other Qs sent.
#pubtip

Sara Megibow
@SaraMegibow
Literary Agent
she/her Literary Agent at KT Literary. Reading, parenting, table top gaming, baking challah, hiking and wine tasting. Always LGBTQIA+ friendly!
17 MSWL
13 AskAgent
298 Queries
525 Tips

"I'm not really sure how to do this and this query probably isn't good..." = don't open any query like this. #agenting #queries #pubtip

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

When sending pages in a Q, don't send a scene in the middle of the ms. Send the opening pages. #pubtip

Jessica Sinsheimer
@jsinsheim
Literary Agent
Ravenous reader, lazy gourmet, literary agent + cheese-obsessed human. Co-creator of #MSWL , Manuscript Wish List® + ManuscriptAcademy.com. ☕📚She/her.
118 MSWL
12 Queries
10 Tips

Friendly reminder: always hit Accept --> Accept All Changes before sending your work. Or we may just see your CP's edits. :) #PubTip

Sarah E. Younger
@seyitsme
Literary Agent
A Southern Girl living in the Big Apple. Senior Agent at the Nancy Yost Literary Agency. Words I live by Psalm 19:14. Oh and I'm an Awesome Aunty.
17 MSWL
11 Tips

Queries w/attached author photos freak me out 99% of the time. Don't do this unless you look like Channing Tatum shirtless #QueryTip #PubTip

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
46 MSWL
477 Tips

Gmail is a good email service to use. Choose one that is as secure as possible. Sending spam to agents/publishers stinks. I know. #querytip

Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
73 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips
Abby Saul
@BookySaul
Literary Agent
agent at The Lark Group (@LarkWords), reader of books, hiker of trails | she/her
73 MSWL
8 Queries
70 Tips

A #querytip worth repeating: don't forget to include genre and word count. Too easily overlooked! Don't overlook it!

Alice Speilburg
@alicespeilburg
Literary Agent
Literary Agent & Founder of Speilburg Literary Agency. Mother. Wife. Feminist. Ally. Kentuckian. She/her.
10 MSWL
14 Tips

Want a new publisher? Check your contract termination clause before you start querying agents to rep your published book. #querytip

Kate McKean
@kate_mckean
Literary Agent
CLOSED TO QUERIES. VP at Morhaim Literary. Daughter of the Fifth House, holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, heir to the Holy Rings. Rep’d by @Michaelbourret
74 MSWL
35 AskAgent
115 Tips

Please don't send queries via Google Drive. #pubtip

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
46 MSWL
477 Tips

It's okay if you don't have any writing credits, but there's no need to tell us that. Focus on ur book, not what you haven't done. #querytip

Victoria Marini
@LitAgentMarini
Literary Agent
VP & Agent at Irene Goodman. Not tall, just loud. Wants Books in which Things Happen #MSWL here: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/vict…
100 MSWL
44 Tips

please don't tell me that you don't know how to categorize your novel. It just makes me sigh wearily #querytip

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. Connoisseur of horror, schadenfreude, and caffeine. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
46 MSWL
477 Tips

Do NOT wait until an agent requests it to write your synopsis. Synopses will attempt to foil you at every step, so have 1 ready! #querytip

P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2319 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips
Carly Watters || Literary Agent (she/her)
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP & Senior Lit Agent @PSLiterary MA in Publishing Studies @CityUniLondon Co-host of @TSNOTYAW VP of Professional Assoc. of Canadian Literary Agents
145 MSWL
229 AskAgent
334 Tips
Gordon Warnock
@gordonwarnock
Literary Agent
Founding partner @FuseLiterary representing commercial and literary fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels. #VoteLibraries
12 MSWL
130 Tips
P.S. Literary Agency
@PSLiterary
Literary Agency
Representing a diverse list of internationally published, award-winning, bestselling and debut creators.
2319 MSWL
71 AskAgent
3 Queries
179 Tips

If you're looking for a GREAT Pinterest account to follow for #amediting #amwriting #querytip #pubtip & more go to: buff.ly/1exDmUE 

Carol Mann Agency
@carolmannagency
Literary Agency
Literary agency founded in 1977 tweeting query advice, awesome things our authors are up to and general bookish chat.
1 MSWL
2 Tips

#pubtip: Never settle for a first draft. http://t.co/nswQGKSn9N

Alec Shane
@alecdshane
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at Writers House, LLC. Wannabe Patriots sportswriter. ashane@writershouse.com
99 MSWL
1 AskAgent
335 Queries
121 Tips

You figure this #querytip would be obvious, but I get so many of these: if you don't speak English, don't write a book in English