By Kayla Hoyet So, you’ve finished your novel. It’s exciting to place that final piece of punctuation on the last page, isn’t it? You want to experience the immeasurable joy of seeing your latest literary masterpiece on the shelves at your favorite book store, but first--the dreaded querying process! Querying is an exciting time for … Continue reading Querying 101
By Catherine Matthews You’ve written, you’ve re-written, you’ve edited. You’ve rested, you’ve read, and now you’re ready to hit send. You’ve finished your manuscript, and you’re preparing for the pitch—which is awesome! Now pause, because whether you’re writing a query or pitching in person at a conference, you’re going to need to ask yourself (and … Continue reading Four Questions to Ask BEFORE You Pitch
By Amy Giuffrida I have seen many writers on social media and Query Tracker wondering why they are hearing from an intern or assistant, rather than an agent they submitted their manuscript to. The feeling is that the agent never even saw their writing, which is disappointing to them after all of their hard work. … Continue reading Why Am I Hearing From A Literary Agency Intern?
By Rachel Beck A few months ago, I was on a panel at a conference in which a moderator read authors' first pages, and the agents on the panel had to raise their hands when they would stop reading and move on to the next. The writers were in the room. And then we had … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons I Stop Reading Queries