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ROUND 2 of #RevPit #10Queries!

Same key:

YA: Young adult
NA: New adult

C: Contemporary
SFF: Science fiction/fantasy
R: Romance
QL11: YA SFF: Love that we get the stakes set up right away. The query format is off, making it hard to read though! No indents and make sure there are spaces between the paragraphs. #RevPit #10Queries
P11: Great first line! Love that the worldbuilding is linked directly to what the MC notices and how she interacts with the world around her. A lot of summary. I’d like to be immersed in the scene and have the backstory woven in. #RevPit #10Queries
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Welcome to my final #RevPit #10Queries for this contest! First, a summary of my submission age categories & genres, a guide to abbreviations, then some general observations.
My abbreviations:

MG=Middle Grade
YA=Young Adult

💖=Romance
📆=Contemporary
⏳=Historical
🕵🏽‍♀‍=Mystery
😱=Thriller/Horror

Q=Query
M=Manuscript

#RevPit #10Queries
I will not indicate whether I would/would not request because I had too many that I wanted to request and can’t have them all. Instead, I’m giving tips on what I like and what could be improved. #RevPit #10Queries
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It’s #RevPit #10Queries time!

What even is #10Queries?

Notes on my submissions! With the intention to provide advice for all writers. And, unfortunately, at this time, I can’t guarantee additional feedback to these entrants. I will try, though!
Key:

YA: Young adult
NA: New adult

C: Contemporary
SFF: Science fiction/fantasy
R: Romance

(PS I condensed the genres, a whole lottt!)

#RevPit #10Queries
I won’t be sharing whether or not I’d request today. I want them alllllll. But I’ll be sharing my thoughts and ways they can improve.

#RevPit #10Queries
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I've got a full glass of decaf iced tea and I am about to start my #RevPit #10Queries session. Doing this at my standing desk today. Ready???
First, a summary of my submission age categories & genres, a guide to abbreviations, then some general observations. #RevPit #10Queries

MG=Middle Grade
YA=Young Adult
My abbreviations for genre:

💖=Romance
📆=Contemporary
⏳=Historical
🕵🏽‍♀‍=Mystery
😱=Thriller/Horror
Q=Query
M=Manuscript pages

#RevPit #10Queries
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Alright fam. It's Thursday, and it's time for another #RevPit thread. On the back of yesterday's #10queries , I think it's time to discuss the query itself #amquerying #writingtips (1
You have 4 seconds. That's about the length of time to read a text message. In those 4 seconds, you need to hook the agent. Why? I timed myself reading subs for #Revpit to get the calculation right. It took, on average, 10 minutes for me to read the query, then pages (2
That's 17 hours to read 100 subs. Agents can receive on avg 50-100 queries PER DAY. Think about that. The query should take time to write and perfect. It's the single most important document you'll ever compose when it comes to trying to sell an agent on the idea of your mss (3
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Woohoo! It's time for the first of my #RevPit #10Queries!!

What is it? Non-specific notes on my submissions, with hopefully helpful advice to help ALL writers. At this time, I can't guarantee feedback to these entrants, but I sure will try!
The key:
A: Adult
YA: Young Adult
MG: Middle Grade
#RevPit #10Queries
Genre Key:
HF: Hist Fiction
H: Horror
T: Thriller
F: Fantasy
HR: Historical Romance
SF: Sci-fi
#RevPit #10Queries
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It's time for my #RevPit #10Queries! Get ready for a very long thread where I analyze 10 anonymous queries and 1st 5 pages. They were all great in their own way, but they all could grow and be slightly more polished. However, I want to read them ALL! Hurry and get pubbed!
Q1: YA Scifi, Very interesting concept, but falls a little flat at times with over explaining the plot. Try to use more gripping words and show more personality in the query. Great hook at the end, but could use more of that mystery up front. #RevPit #10Queries
P1: Too much of a play by play. Show us what's important, not every action. Careful w/ flashbacks, they are info-dumps. Let us learn info as we move through plot w/ the MC. 3rd person present is tough POV, feels like you want 1st but didn't for some reason. #RevPit #10Queries
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My turn for #RevPit #10Queries! First, a summary of my submission age categories & genres, a guide to abbreviations, then some general observations.

MG=Middle Grade
YA=Young Adult
A=Adult
I received:
1 MG SFF
1 YA Dys
3 YA SFF
1 A Dystopian
1 A Mystery
3 A SFF

SFF = Science Fiction/Fantasy, and I categorized the MS that way if it was either/or.
Dys=dystopian

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Now for observations that I noticed across the board. Always follow submission instructions. Don’t give editors/agents an excuse to reject based on technicalities. If you submit to our annual #RevPit event, this WILL count against you. #10Queries
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