Query Tips For You
I’m a woman of few words today… Enjoy these query tips and be sure to pass them on to your writer pals.
@AMSwrites “Query tip for newbies: 10% request rate is acceptable. 20% is very good. Stop panicking and saying it sucks if you’re above this!#querytip”
@jawlitagent “Turns out NO ONE likes clowns. So if you’ve written a story about clowns, BURN it. That’s my
#querytip of the day. You’re welcome.”
@jawlitagent “If your MC doesn’t have a goal, I really don’t know why I should keep reading. I need a journey, not a standstill. #querytip #writingtip”
@dreamoforgonon “It’s fine that this is a multiple submission, but “Dear Literary Agent” is a bad way to start.
@jawlitagent “Writers, arguing with my rejection isn’t gonna change my mind. No need to send me an essay explaining why I’m wrong about your MS.
@jawlitagent “And to argue with my decision/rejection only to send me ANOTHER query? Yeah, not so sure that’s gonna work in your favour.#querytip”
@jawlitagent “…someone who’ll give their all for you & your work. THAT’s what you need. Not an agent who doesn’t really believe in you. #querytip(2/2)”
@SaraMegibow “Know what I love seeing in queries? The link to your author website – it feels professional to me, like a business card.
@gordonwarnock “When someone sends their ms/proposal unsolicited, it’s like being on the street and having some rando hand you a slip of paper.#querytip”
@gordonwarnock “I love it when a writer knows exactly where their ms would fit on the shelf. It makes my job so much easier.