Lynn Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, teachers, healers, thought leaders, fire breathers & all-around good people. Board @aalitagents . She/Her
25 MSWL
117 Tips

-Have proposal/ms ready to go before querying agents so you can send requested materials right away.
-Your 1st ms might not be your 1st published book.
-Don't be afraid to follow-up (gently) if you don't hear from an agent. #pubtip #amquerying

McCorkle_Editor 🦉
@McCorkle_Editor
Editor
AQ editor w/City Owl, Editorial Director of Mystic Owl, romance in: SF/F genres for adults only! Love is love. cityowlpress.com enigmaticeditor.bl
95 MSWL
78 Tips

It is true, your eggs shouldn't all go in one basket. But you shouldn't spread them out so much you can't remember the last time you checked on them. Same goes for social media. #wtitetip #marketingtip #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
74 MSWL
35 AskAgent
115 Tips

When you type THE END in you manuscript, it's only the beginning. On managing expectations and moving goalposts in today's Agents & Books. (with bonus dancing clipart)

katemckean.substack.com/p/the-end-is-j…

#amwriting #amediting #amquerying #WritingCommunity #pubtip

Lynn Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, teachers, healers, thought leaders, fire breathers & all-around good people. Board @aalitagents . She/Her
25 MSWL
117 Tips
Anna Sproul-Latimer
@annasproul
Literary Agent
Founding Partner, Neon Literary. Get in, loser, we’re making it art. neonliterary.com
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 Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, teachers, healers, thought leaders, fire breathers & all-around good people. Board @aalitagents . She/Her
25 MSWL
117 Tips
Terrie Wolf
@AKA_Terrie
Literary Agent
Agent of the Year 2021 (ACFW) | I rep outstanding authors and projects at @aka_lit . | Film, foreign, media | Girl of the West with her eye on all things global.
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
74 MSWL
35 AskAgent
115 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 Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, teachers, healers, thought leaders, fire breathers & all-around good people. Board @aalitagents . She/Her
25 MSWL
117 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
74 MSWL
35 AskAgent
115 Tips
Lynn Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, teachers, healers, thought leaders, fire breathers & all-around good people. Board @aalitagents . She/Her
25 MSWL
117 Tips
Lynn Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, teachers, healers, thought leaders, fire breathers & all-around good people. Board @aalitagents . She/Her
25 MSWL
117 Tips
Heather Cashman
@HeatherCashman
Literary Agent
literary agent, agent mentor @StormLiterary motorcycling | kayaking | mountain biking | writing
53 MSWL
28 AskAgent
20 Tips
Lynn Johnston
@lynnjohnstonlit
Literary Agent
#LiteraryAgent repping journalists, teachers, healers, thought leaders, fire breathers & all-around good people. Board @aalitagents . She/Her
25 MSWL
117 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