Early info for the Monday, February 18 Secret Agent contest on Miss Snark's First Victim can be found HERE:
*Eligible genres are: Romance, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult (contemporary, historical, sci-fi/fantasy) and new adult (contemporary, historical, sci-fi/fantasy).
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As always, I encourage you to follow literary agents/editors on Twitter. They are a treasure trove of publishing information and are another way of getting to know the movers and shakers of your chosen passion :) For today's post, I found these tweets at the hashtag #pubtip.
RECENT AGENT TWEETS
Looking for a way to get a fresh take on your opening pages? Have someone else read them outloud to you.
Most authors do not sell every book they write. This is true even after that first book deal.
Hey, hey you. Don't say this in your query letter to us: "I'm on the seemingly impossible task of finding a literary agent."
Unless you're already a famous bestseller, your new book will probably be rejected by someone. Agents, editors, boards.
I find out about my clients' events via social media, & so do their fans. If you aren't promoting, you're asking for an empty room.
"I wrote this book because it's something I'd want to read" is a better pitch than, "there's nothing good to read, so I wrote this"
2 queries in the last 10 in the voice of the main character. Oy. Please don't do this. I represent YOU, not a character.
Authors: you don't need to send me a pre-query. Just email me a query without pre-querying. Take a chance! Jump in with both feet!
OK, everyone needs to realize my reading priorities go: contracted ms > option material > agented subs > non-agented subs.
Retweeted by agent Michelle Witte
Panicked over writing your query letter? Some tips today on my blog:
#amwriting #pubtips #queries
AGENT TWEET OF THE WEEK goes to:
Great post by
asking multiple agents to answer industry questions! http://bit.ly/YRr02S
(great list of questions/answers that apply to both agented and non-agented writers!)