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Twitter and agents -- who knows
« on: September 20, 2013, 06:49:18 PM »
http://notebookblogairy.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/are-you-ready-for-mswl-on-tuesday-924.html

Friday, September 20, 2013



   
Are You Ready for #MSWL on Tuesday 9/24??



Seriously.  Are you ready? What's #MSWL, you ask?  Simple.

Manuscript Want Lists

 Your next question I'm sure is -- but who is requesting these manuscripts?

 Hold onto your seats ladies and gents.  The answer to your question is:

Literary agents & Editors!!
More info on the site.

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Re: Twitter and agents -- who knows
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2013, 01:54:41 AM »
Very interesting! I'll be checking this out. Doesn't hurt to have a back up plan.  ;)
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Re: Twitter and agents -- who knows
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2013, 02:19:33 AM »
You never know. :o  You've seen how the tweets go back and forth --  :)

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Re: Twitter and agents -- who knows
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2013, 02:26:32 AM »
I don't twitter ::)   :(

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Re: Twitter and agents -- who knows
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2013, 04:12:25 AM »
Thanks for the link, Sio, but don't agents usually put on their websites exactly what they're interested in?
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Re: Twitter and agents -- who knows
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2013, 01:14:10 PM »
Maybe do some homework beforehand to see if there are any ones you'd like to see pop up. I've normally found the info is there saying what they want -- it can be quite wide-ranging but they do have preferences. ::)


That's right. Working literary agents and editors will be sharing their wish lists with authors, writers, dabblers, publishers, crackpots...oops.

 Some of the agents and editors may think some of the submissions are a bit off-kilter but hey, they're opening the doors.

 Here's the skinny.  Jessica Sinsheimer from the Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency does the background (and foreground) work on getting the word out to agents and editors to participate on the selected day.  Then, on #MSWL day, said agents and editors use the hashtag (used earlier in this sentence) to make their MS requests known to all in Twitterverse.

 The next steps are very simple...

 We writers, authors and other assorted indie and non-indie heads follow the #MSWL trend on Tuesday, 9/24 very carefully.  We (should) note which agents/editors want the project(s) we have on hand.  Then, we (should) go to that agent's website (or querytracker.com, or agentquery.com, or your favorite site for agent info) and research the MOST current submission guidelines for that agent.  Next, we (should) follow those guidelines implicitly.  In the subject line, do put the #MSWL hashtag so the agent knows you are responding directly to his/her request.  And the part we love the most -- we wait.