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

Twitter Event Recap: #RevPit #10queries, February 2019

HEYA, BOOK NERDS! On Friday, February 15, 2019, I participated in Revise and Resub’s #10queries event on Twitter along with a fabulous team of freelance editors. Writers had the chance to submit their queries and first five pages into a drawing. Ten submissions were randomly selected for each editor, which were critiqued through the #10queries event on … Continue reading Twitter Event Recap: #RevPit #10queries, February 2019

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

Savvy Authors Blog: How to Write Specific vs. Vague Conflict in a Query

The purpose of a query is to entice a literary agent or editor to read (more of) your manuscript. Some literary agents will only read the manuscript pages if the query entices them enough, other agents will read both the query and pages for each submission they receive, and yet others will read the pages … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How to Write Specific vs. Vague Conflict in a Query