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Weronika Janczuk Query Critique through December 8th
OUTRUN THE WIND through December 22nd
THE MAGIC OF MELWICK ORCHARD through December 22nd

Upcoming Agent Spotlights and Query Critique Giveaways
Katelyn Detweiler Query Critique Giveaway on 2/6/2019
Amy Stapp Agent Spotlight Interview and Query Critique Giveaway on 2/13/2019
Holly Root & Taylor Haggerty Query Critique Giveaway on 3/11/19
Jim McCarthy Query Critique Giveaway on 5/14/2019
Brent Taylor Query Critique Giveaway on 5/20/2019


Research Tip Tuesday

Today's research tip hits on queries and comes from lovely blog reader Ann Finkelstein, "writer of young adult novels, former scientist, wife, mother, and delighted owner of a digital camera."  You can find some of her amazing photos and musings on writing on her blog, Ann Finkelstein - thoughts on writing, reading, math and science:

"An e-query can be overlooked because words or phrases in the query trigger the agent's spam filter. Imagine a YA novel about substance abuse. The phrase "prescription drugs" could shoot it right into the spam folder."

Ann founds this fabulous tip in a blog post called "Query Diagnostics" on Janet Reid's blog.  Click over and see what other reasons may have prevented you from getting a response. 

Please stop by Ann's blog and say "hi!" everyone.  If you want to see your own research tip featured, go here. Next week, a writing research tip!

Thanks so much, Ann!

7 comments:

  1. Thank you, Casey.

    This is a great feature, and I'm looking forward to seeing future installments.

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  2. Thank you so much for the tip. I never would've thought certain words in the main body of the email could shoot something into spam. Scary. I'll have to pay extra special attention to waht I say now.

    Thanks again.

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  3. Wow, great tip! I do sometimes wonder if my emails are being read...

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  4. It's definitely a great tip. Thanks for taking the time to comment, everyone!

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