New Writing Schedule!

It’s the second week of my sophomore year of college at UW (yay quarter system?), and the start of classes and the attached schoolwork load means it’s time to carve out some set times to write! I aim to write at least an hour and a half each day, so here’s the Schedule™ (posted for […]

GEARBREAKERS Acquired by Executive Producer Aaron Magnani

I am thrilled to announce that the screen rights for my debut novel, GEARBREAKERS (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan), have been acquired by producer Aaron Magnani! It’s the first small step of a lot of bigger steps, but my heart grows ever so much fuller whenever I meet someone who shows a passion for this project I […]

Editor Letter for GEARBREAKERS

Originally posted on The Janczuk Literary Agency, LLC:
Zoe just broke her query letter versions for her debut, GEARBREAKERS (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, 2021). See the three versions of her query letter in the post linked to above, including the version that she sent me, back in the fall. The query prompted a request for the…

The Query Letter That Got Me My Agent

In any scenario, but perhaps especially in the literary sphere, it is important to be adaptable. By the end of my querying phase, I had gone through two rewrites of my original query letter, three versions total. These rewrites were not necessarily due to a lack of agent responses—even the first version received three partials […]

How I Got My Agent ( + My Experience in the Query Trenches )

It’s jarring to me that I get to write one of these posts. When I was querying, I would spend hours upon hours pouring over these stories, and successfully heeded every single piece of their advice—I waited patiently, worried little, with a heart constantly brimming with the hope and knowledge that soon, the little ping […]