Twitter Tuesday~New Agent, Advice, & Open Submission Call

Since it was the week of Christmas I didn't make it onto Twitter much at all. But I did manage to catch a few great tweets for you. This one is from a literary intern on how many queries she read versus how many she passed on to the agent she reads for (AA stands for awesome agent. How cool is that?!):
@AC_Johnson89 Before I go, for those of you wondering: out of the 140 queries I read yesterday I sent 7 on to AA. 1 of which wasn't even a query.

Writers Digest and Chuck Sambuchino bring to our attention a new agent looking for YA. You don't want to miss this one. I've been Twitter & blogging friends with Vickie for a while and she rocks:
@WritersDigest New agent seeking YA as well as adult fiction: Vickie Motter of Andrea Hurst Associates

New agent extraordinaire let's us know what she wants to see in a query:
@Vickie_Motter My blog today: I answer the credentials question. What should you include in your query?

Do you write science fiction or fantasy for adults? If so you don't want to miss this. It's an open call for submissions from Angry Robot Books, a sci-fi/fantasy imprint that doesn't normally open it's doors. Brought to us by my friend Em:
@EmApocalyptic RT @SFXmagazine: Calling all aspiring novelists: @angryrobotbooks open to unsolicited manuscripts, 1 month only in 2011 -  

Jane Friedman of Writer's Digest gives us a late holiday gift with this link to her post of fantastic links for writers:
@JaneFriedman My best posts for writers from 2010: [plus a photo of my cat, Zelda!]

With the holidays over I will hopefully be much better about bringing you more links! I have to warn you though, I've been hearing crickets on Twitter lately because most of the publishing world takes the week between Christmas and New Year's off.


  1. Heather, this is great! I especially like, and can use, the query information from Vickie Motter. Even when you don't visit much... you get so much for everyone. Thank you!

  2. Another great Twitter round up! Twitter is indeed very quiet. I haven't been on that much, either - it's kind of nice to have a break, I must say!

    Hope you had a great Christmas.

  3. I'm glad it's helpful Karlene! You should definitely query Vickie! She's a great lady. Check out her blog too if you haven't yet.

  4. I have to agree Talli. The break has been nice. I'm eager to get back to it in the New Year though! Thank you, I had an excellent Christmas. I hope you did too!

  5. Thanks for steering me toward Vickie's blog and for the other links. :0) Christy

  6. Oh! New agent! Thanks so much for sharing. I don't know why, but I can NEVER find pertinent tweets like this. You're awesome.

  7. Thank you, Heather! A great help, as always :)

  8. You're welcome Shayda and Bethany! Glad I could help.

  9. Thanks, Heather. You did Yeoman work (pun on my last name, of course) in doing so much groundwork for all of us. Thank you very much, Roland

  10. LOL! I like that Roland. You're quite welcome!

  11. Good round up here Heather, all good stuff.

    About Twitter, I have to agree, I hear the I crickets too. I've stopped in a few times and the feed is sloooow. It'll be kickin' next week though, I'm sure! :-)

  12. Thanks for the update Heather. I'm gearing up for the first round of queries in 2011. This will be the year for us, right?


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