Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
25 MSWL
116 Tips
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.

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

Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
25 MSWL
116 Tips
Terrie Wolf
@AKA_Terrie
Literary Agent
Agent & Foreign Rights Manager at @aka_lit | Every so often, I pinch myself. Yep, I really do get to do this every day! | ACFW 2021 Agent of the Year.
43 MSWL
24 Tips

You must have the courage to change the way your story ends. #amwriting #agentlife #pubtip

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

#pubtip Nobody knows what works and what doesn't when it comes to marketing. A 50 city book tour could go nowhere, and a random video of a toddler throwing a water balloon at your book could go viral and make you a bestseller. So don't be afraid to get creative and try anything

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, when you send submissions, don't lock in a format. Just a plain old Word or docx format is perfect. No pdfs or other locked formats. (And it doesn't hurt to look at agents' websites to see what they prefer.)#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

Writers, please don't Q ideas. It's a waste of both your and my time. #pubtip

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
73 MSWL
35 AskAgent
114 Tips

What are your burning publishing and writing questions?

Could it be: Why does word count even matter?

katemckean.substack.com/p/why-word-cou…

#WritingCommunity #amwriting #pubtip

Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
25 MSWL
116 Tips

Met today with one of my fav ghostwriters. #Writers, there should be no shame in outside help to make your writing the best it can be. Knowing the range of services will help you match what you need. #pubtip #anwriting 🧵

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
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
73 MSWL
35 AskAgent
114 Tips
Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
25 MSWL
116 Tips
Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
25 MSWL
116 Tips
Heather Cashman
@HeatherCashman
Literary Agent
all things wordy generally nerdy literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | writing
53 MSWL
28 AskAgent
19 Tips
Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
25 MSWL
116 Tips

Someone asked me today my favorite kind of author and I said, someone who knows they don't know what they don't know. #Authors: make peace with the fact publishing is a weird industry & many things simply don't make sense. #pubtip

Kim
@kim_lindman
Literary Agent
associate literary agent + social media @StonesongNYC this account's for lurkin' and workin' opinions mine ⛏
53 MSWL
8 Tips

#pubtip: authors, your agency gets paid when you get paid! 🪡

Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
25 MSWL
116 Tips
Lynn Jones Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, thought leaders, fire breathers, truth tellers, healers, teachers & more. She/Her
25 MSWL
116 Tips

Lynn Jones Johnston @lynnjohnstonlit

A project I placed last year with a mid-6-figure advance at 5-bidder auction got 11 passes. Another project with a healthy 6-figure advance in a 4-bidder auction had 13 passes. Some projects get 1-2 bidders. No project pleases everyone.

Many factors contribute: They like it but don't love it. It's too similar to something else they publish. Someone on the team isn't into it. My point is, you're going to get rejections. Lots of them. Prepare yourself. Ultimately you only need ONE. #pubtip