If you get an offer, giving an agent a week to read the full is not enough. I need at least 2 to rearrange my schedule to seriously consider your manuscript.
If an agent pressures you into less than 2 weeks... maybe take a closer look at that agent #amquerying #querytip
To the authors who tell me "Thank you for your consideration." or "Thank you for your time." after I reject them
Thank you! Professionalism is huge! There have been many of you who I have referred to other agents or given a recommendation b/c of this
A #querytip: many agents I know (myself included) prefer not to receive queries via LinkedIn. Not meant to put anyone on blast, but it's a social network I rarely check and often results in people reaching out to me in genres I don't represent. Email is the way to go for me!
Writers, saying "I know this is a terrible query, but the manuscript is really the only thing that matters" in your query...
Please don't. Especially when you choose not even to tell me a thing about your book along with that. #amagenting #querytip #amquerying
#querytip Please don't put things like "everyone, young and old" in Target Audience field.
Yes, that's always the dream. But who are you TARGETING? Who do you hope will latch onto your book&blow it up huge on social media&clean out bookstore shelves?
Fans of...? Readers of...?
Andrea Brown Lit @AndreaBrownLitWe are THRILLED to announce that ABLA is growing bigger and stronger than ever, with two new agents! Yes! A huge welcome to @LitAgentSaritza and @Jemiscoe! 🥳📚🍾
Our updated agency page here, with longer bios and links for querying:
YYYAAAASSSSS! So happy for my former fam. Be ready, writers! @Jemiscoe is gonna blow the lid off of agenting and OF COURSE we all know @LitAgentSaritza is amazing ❤️ #querytip #amquerying #writingcommmunity
I know I've said this, and I will say this again, don't DM agents your query or try to circumvent the submissions process by DM-ing agents or editors.
There are no shortcuts, and we'll feel a little used if you try to pitch us via our DMs
Reminder to authors that you do not need to pay someone to query for you. Sending a query to an agent shouldn’t cost you anything and as long as you Google-How to write a query-I promise you are already ahead of the game.
An email is all it takes
#querytip: Agents don’t reject on a whim. Don’t re-query an agent who’s already passed with the exact same material. Their reason for passing will still be there and you’re wasting their time. Try someone else, revise, or try a different project.
Meg LaTorre is on hiatus @MegLaTorreJoin @RedPenKaitlyn, @LyraParish, and I in *30 minutes* on the #Publishable YouTube channel as we talk about how COVID-19 has impacted the book publishing industry.
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#WriteTip / #QueryTip / #RevisionTip
From an agent's perspective, a high word count can be a red flag that the project is early and in need of revision.
For that reason, if your word count is high, I strongly recommend revising before submitting.
But all is not lost...!
Good morning! Today I want to post a link that writers might find helpful if they were ever given feedback saying their writing was monotonous or repetitive. #querytip #amwriting #amquerying