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Catching up on some queries and wanted to share a quick #querytip: calling your manuscript "recently finished" or "just completed" might actually be doing you a disservice, since it implies you haven't taken the time to edit. Agents don't need to know when you wrote it!
Reminder for #amquerying writers. It's important to follow submission guidelines. At Prospect we ask for a synopsis & I do actually read them. So if your submission doesn't have one it is rejected. I need to see where your story is going before I can commit to reading #Querytip
A Saturday #QueryTip for you all... Romance, Mystery, SFF, whatever! The best place to research query writing is by reading the backs of other books in your genre. You’ll learn different ways to structure, phrase,… instagram.com/p/B5gNyBTgR7r/…
Yes, sometimes I respond to queries super fast (thank you for all the disgruntled comments/emails). But this is not an indictment of your writing, I simply know right away I'm not a good fit for it, meaning I wouldn't do a good job representing it. #askagent #querytip
Elana Roth Parker @ElanaRothWriters, I am trying to answer as many queries as I can before a) the sick baby wakes up from his nap and b) we head out for the holiday. I feel bad doing this before Thanksgiving but…better than being behind later? #querytip
And your regular reminder to let agents know if you have an offer, even on queries (unless they are old and to non-responder agents, I s'pose). I just hit one (only 3 weeks old) that I saw on Twitter someone had signed. Requesting OR rejecting it would feel so silly. #querytip
#querytip a reminder that I DO NOT represent MG.
Slipping into my QueryManager under YA will not get you anywhere. Don’t waste time querying an agent with something they explicitly don’t represent—use the time to find agents who DO and give yourself the best chance possible!
I guess I need to post this once again. PLEASE do not try to pitch to me, tell me about your book, or give me your bio on social media. This means FB, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. Your message will 100% be deleted immediately. #amagenting #querytip
#19 Lastly, try to be part of the community. Conferences are WONDERFUL places to gain critique partners or writing groups. Success from your writing mates only gives those conferences better support, too, so share your steps forward! #amagenting #querytip