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

#QueryFail - I wrote this book because everything on the shelves today is junk. #sigh

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

#QueryFail = "My steadfast commitment to antiestablishment prevents me from writing a formal query letter."

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

#QueryFail = "I see you represent middle grade, young adult, romance & science fiction. You'll love my novel because it's all these things!"

Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, skykid, she, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

When I see the word "buxom" on 1st page, whatever I'm drinking comes out my nose. #queryfail #slushpile #writetip https://t.co/cO6G3Zx0zw

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

Super frustrating response to request for sample pages = "but it gets really good on page 60!" #QueryFail

Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, skykid, she, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips
Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, skykid, she, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips
Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, skykid, she, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

Huh, query letter with only a name and an attachment of sample writing. Not sure what to do with that. #slushpile #queryfail

Carly Watters || Literary Agent
@carlywatters
Literary Agent
SVP at @PSLiterary . MA in Publishing Studies. Co-host of @TSNOTYAW podcast. VP of Professional Association of Canadian Literary Agents.
145 MSWL
228 AskAgent
334 Tips

Book submission disguised as a Christmas card. Hmmm, no. #queryfail

Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, skykid, she, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

Blows me away that I still get mass query letters that aren't even in my genre, with all the info available out there. #queryfail #slushpile

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

#QueryFail = "the first 10 pages of my book are boring so I included chapter 10 instead."

Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, skykid, she, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

Old hat for savvy writers, but had 3 subs today w/ unnecessary prologues that weighed down the oh-so-important opening. #writetip #queryfail

Lane Heymont
@LaneHeymont
Literary Agent
Literary Agent / Defender of the Oxford comma. Founder of @TheTobiasAgency . Opinions are my own. (he/him)
46 MSWL
477 Tips

You're setting yourself up for rejection by telling me your book will outsell Harry Potter and then your writing doesn't deliver. #queryfail