Twitter Q&A with Literary Agent Pam Van Hylckama Vlieg Recap

Update: 3/30/14

So at the time of originally posting this, TCWT was having its first birthday, and as a part of that I set up a number of events to help celebrate: an agent pitch contest (post is now deleted because people kept trying to enter even years after it ended), a teen writer Chatzy chat, and, back when I ran a weekly #TeenWriters Twitter chat, we did a Q&A with agent Pam van Hylckama Vlieg, who I’d then just started interning for. Although that chat has long since ended, I’m keeping this post up because some of the questions and her responses, albeit short because of the 140 characters limit, are still really relevant.

For more about Pam, see her bio here. She currently works at Foreword Literary.

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But before Pam arrived, Kat Zhang, who was then celebrating the release of her YA debut, What’s Left of Me, stopped by to share some wisdom. Here are a couple of her tweets:

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And, of course, Pam arrived shortly thereafter. Here are a few highlights:

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When asked what the most important aspect of a synopsis is, Pam responded:

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(Note: Being a teen writer is still awesome, obviously, but you want to present yourself as a writer, rather than a teen writer. If an agent offers representation, then you should tell them about your age.)

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And just because I think this is the perfect way to end the roundup:

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