iWriterly Video: Literary Agents Share the Top Reasons Why Manuscripts Are Rejected in the Query Box

What are the top reasons literary agents reject a manuscript? Seven literary agents each share the top three reasons why they turn down a manuscript.   https://youtu.be/xDMnYpR8C-k   FEATURED AGENTS: Cortney Radocaj, Literary Agent, Belcastro Literary Agency Twitter: https://twitter.com/CortneyRadocaj Website: https://www.cortneyradocaj.com/ Agency page: http://www.belcastroagency.com/about_us/ Kaitlyn Johnson, Literary Agent, Corvisiero Literary Agency Twitter: https://twitter.com/kaitylynne13 Freelance editing: … Continue reading iWriterly Video: Literary Agents Share the Top Reasons Why Manuscripts Are Rejected in the Query Box

Writers Helping Writers Blog: Why Writers Shouldn’t Query Self-Published Books

Have you self-published a novel you had originally intended to send to literary agents (to see how it did)? Or, did you self-publish a novel, decide that publishing path wasn’t for you, and now want to send that book to literary agents? Let’s talk about why sending previously self-published books to literary agents (or publishers) … Continue reading Writers Helping Writers Blog: Why Writers Shouldn’t Query Self-Published Books

Query Hack: Critique #22 – YA Contemporary with #LGBTQ + Fantasy Elements

Dear Query Hack, 16-year-old Nessa Cruz wants to disappear. Better that than dealing with the aftermath of becoming Tumblr’s viral meme ‘Horror Anime Girl.’ The best she can do is vanish with her squad of awkward friends during lunch to an empty classroom, which has become their HQ. But when new girl Thadir wilts under … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #22 – YA Contemporary with #LGBTQ + Fantasy Elements

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT: Query-Writing Boot Camp 2.0 with SavvyAuthors on 09/24/2018 (Plus Limited-Time Discount!)

ANNOUNCEMENT: Meg will be teaching a one-week query-writing class with SavvyAuthors, starting September 24, 2018.   Query-Writing Boot Camp 2.0   Course Description: Just like writing a book is a skill acquired through hard work and practice, so is writing a query letter. A query is essentially a pitch for your novel in the form … Continue reading CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT: Query-Writing Boot Camp 2.0 with SavvyAuthors on 09/24/2018 (Plus Limited-Time Discount!)

Query Hack: Critique #7 – Adult Science Fiction, Ft. Literary Agent Apprentice, Kaitlyn Johnson

Guest Critique on Query Hack: Kaitlyn Johnson of the Corvisiero Literary Agency Heya, writers! I am so excited to share the special treat we have in store for you guys this week on Query Hack. Kaitlyn Johnson, Literary Agent Apprentice of the Corvisiero Literary Agency, has provided her feedback on the latest query, an adult science … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #7 – Adult Science Fiction, Ft. Literary Agent Apprentice, Kaitlyn Johnson

Query Hack: Critique #2 – YA Science Fiction

Dear Query Hack, Karen, Tim, and Mallory are bored teenagers who have learned to hack their government assigned medical nano-bots as a form of recreational drug. These stims give the teens physical enhancements akin to super-powers, but these new abilities come with a price. They are quickly addictive with severe withdrawal symptoms. At night, they … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #2 – YA Science Fiction

Savvy Authors Blog: How to Get a Literary Agent

Getting published in today’s world is a test of a writer’s persistence, patience, and—most importantly—willingness to do a lot of hard work. When I first started digging into the weird world of book publishing, I remember having a few distinct feelings: Nausea A craving for cheese and carbs—ideally, both An overwhelming desire for a concise(ish) … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How to Get a Literary Agent