Meggnog 🎄 ~ Closed to Queries Until 1/6/20 @Megan_Manzano · 19h

Word count is important! There are expectations from agents, readers, and the publishing market.

Below is a great breakdown of word counts per genre/age category.

#writingcommunity #writetip #pubtip

writersdigest.com/guest-columns/…

Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRoth · 2d

Sigh. Okay. Slush pile update. Word counts. I’m starting to feel like I’m yelling into the void here. Just hit 2 MG queries, one for 100k words, one for 85k. Those are too long by nearly half! 70k is a hefty MG. Please, friends, please! #querytip #pubtip

Kate McKean @kate_mckean · 2d

Where to start with the Agents & Books newsletter if you're a:
-writer just starting out looking for an agent
-writer with an agent looking for publishing stuff
-anyone interesting in writing advice

katemckean.substack.com/p/where-do-i-s…

#pubtip #WritingCommunity #amquerying

Kate McKean @kate_mckean · Feb 13

I'm an outliner, not a pantser. But my outlines are basically the answers to four questions that create the foundation and plot of my story. You can read those four questions here: katemckean.substack.com/p/how-to-learn…

#amwriting #writingcommunity #pubtip

Jess Regel @jessregel · Feb 12

@cmaum just made my job a heck of a lot easier. Writers, if you want to know how publishing works please read “Before and After The Book Deal”. It’s now required reading for all of my authors! #pubtip books.catapult.co/products/befor…

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · Feb 11

The last Instagram post in my Top Revision notes series. This time talking YA. Check it out and let me know if you have suggestions on another IG tip series #pubtip #amagenting instagram.com/p/B8ctnpagEKt/…

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · Feb 10

Continuing my Instagram series of most common revision notes I give clients with women’s fiction today. #pubtip #writingtip instagram.com/p/B8Y_xNCADKp/…

Joelle Delbourgo @JLDelbourgo · Feb 10

I am constantly surprised that prospective authors will cold call an agent rather than check their website first to see if the match is a good one for their work, and what the submission requirements are. Taking that extra step can make all the difference. #pubtip

Joelle Delbourgo @JLDelbourgo · Feb 9

So many query letters from prospective writers are rambling or unclear. Often, titles are mystifying. This is a sure road to rejection. Before submitting to a lit agent, take care to craft the best possible letter to showcase your smarts and talent. #pubtip

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · Feb 8

Come follow me on Instagram. Over the next several days I’m sharing the top revision notes I give clients, broken down by genre. These are common pitfalls every writer should keep in mind. #querytip #writingtip #pubtip #amagenting instagram.com/p/B8UUV02gzaW/…

Anna Sproul-Latimer @annasproul · Feb 7

Eternal #pubtip: if you're an author publishing a book, you need a therapist. I wish I were being funny here. You need one, unless--bless you--you are Earth's most even-keeled Mr. Peanutbutter of a person. Most are expensive, yes. Look into sliding-scale clinics/Talkspace.

Kate McKean @kate_mckean · Feb 5

I don't know who needs to hear this but I wrote a lot about query letters last year and you can start here:

katemckean.substack.com/p/a-query-lett…

#query #literaryagents #amquerying #pubtip

Lynn Johnston @lynnjohnstonlit · Feb 3

Once you agree on the main points, commit it in writing so both parties are clear about what to expect. Include termination terms in case the collaboration doesn't work out (future thread). #pubtip