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Literary Agent. YA author: A PHOENIX FIRST MUST BURN (out now), ETERNALLY YOURS (fall '22) @penguinteen. WHERE SHADOWS REIGN (fall '22) @WednesdayBooks. she/her
Aug 29, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
This is a great thread. Such an important conversation to be having. I say this all the time even when it comes to breaking in as an editor. I had a lot of high-up mentors and a middle class family AND I worked somewhere else where I made more so while I took a big salary cut, I also had savings that helped in the first few months + moving to NYC.
May 4, 2018 34 tweets 6 min read
Yeah... it’s kinda the worst to refer someone for a job only to get feedback that they, um, couldn’t name recent books + any the publisher has published 😭😩

Never give anyone an easy reason to say no! There are like some *really* basic things you should know going into an interview:

Who is interviewing you. Call or email and find out.
...You need to know who they are, their role within the company, and books they’ve edited, etc.