Jessica Sinsheimer
@jsinsheim
Literary Agent
Ravenous reader, lazy gourmet, literary agent + cheese-obsessed human. Co-creator of #MSWL , Manuscript Wish Listยฎ + ManuscriptAcademy.com. โ˜•๐Ÿ“šShe/her.
118 MSWL
11 Queries
10 Tips
Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips

Be careful of coincidences in your story. Too many comes off as sloppy plotting. #amediting #writetip #slushpile

Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, she, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips
Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips
Adriann Ranta Zurhellen
@AdriannRanta
Literary Agent
Agent, not so secret.
6 MSWL
1 Tips
Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, she, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

"Dear Sir/Madam," makes my teeth start grinding. #slushpile

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

Van Morrison in background while reading submissions. Makes me more accepting than if it was say, Black Sabbath (who I also love) #slushpile

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

Be careful when spelling "thorough." See a lot of "She was very through in her search."#writetip #slushpile

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

Ah! Three page query in all blue font! My eyes! My eyes! #slushpile http://t.co/Mckgj54dML

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

Happy hump day. When I see a submission I like I'm like this guy:
#slushpile #amediting http://t.co/AnqRWzHCo5

Ella Kennen
@EllaTalks
Literary Agent
Kidlit, graphic novel, and NF Literary Agent @CorvisieroLit , #WeNeedDiverseBooks advocate, writer of #pubtips /#querytips and blogger @RateYourStory
51 Queries
27 Tips

Things that make me happy: finding graphic novel #submissions in the #slushpile.

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

Around twenty percent of submissions are well written. Acceptance or rejection are subjective at that point. #askagent #slushpile

Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips

W/memoir, I want to see how the past shaped the narrator but don't want a linear telling of the past. #slushpile #amediting #amwriting

Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips

Catching up on #slushpile reading-seems like I've saved all the #nonfiction mss for today. #amreading #amediting

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

"seemed to" is 99% of the time an unnecessary turn of phrase #writetip #slushpile #amediting

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

Well that's one way to pitch: Woman Sues Halle Berry and Amanda Bynes So She Can Pitch a Script jezebel.com/woman-sues-halโ€ฆ #slushpile

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

Watch out for "then" versus "than" in your submissions. Take the then/than quiz: waikato.ac.nz/students/studeโ€ฆ #writetip #slushpile

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

Query actually had "unfinished manuscript" in subject line. Sigh. #slushpile http://t.co/DxKzl4RGw1

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

It's amazing how many submissions start with a dream. It's not an instant rejection, but it doesn't help. #writetip #slushpile #ameditor