Tracey Adams is the Co-Founder of Adams Literary. For this installment of our Ask an Agent Series, we asked Tracey what she typically looks for when she considers manuscripts for representation (as well as what tips she could provide for writers interested in publishing their work). Here's what she said:
WHAT SPECIFIC CRITERIA DO YOU LOOK FOR WHEN CONSIDERING A MANUSCRIPT FOR REPRESENTATION?
WHAT SHOULD A WRITER INCLUDE IN A QUERY TO AN AGENT?
It should be short and it should contain relevant information: why you are submitting to this agent in particular, a pitch of your work, and any other publishing credits.
AS AN AGENT, I SUSPECT YOU RECEIVE MANUSCRIPTS THAT AREN'T QUITE FINISHED. DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR WRITERS CONCERNING REVISION/EDITING?
WHAT IRRITATES YOU AS AN AGENT WHEN YOU'RE EVALUATING A MANUSCRIPT FOR PUBLICATION?
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU PROVIDE TO WRITERS WHO WANT TO SECURE AN AGENT?