In a single sentence I can answer the majority of questions I get. I don’t offer advice, beta read, review or critique work, recommend agents or publicists.
I’m trying to get my book published. Can you retweet this so I can find a publisher?
I repost (formerly retweet) announcements regarding newly published books, poems, short stories and awards for the aforementioned. I don’t RT pitches seeking a publisher for unpublished manuscripts.
I need a new computer to complete my manuscript. Can you retweet my GoFundMe page?
Nope. Outside the purview of what I do.
Would you RT my PitMad pitch?
I do not repost (formerly retweet) #PitMad, #PitDark, #SFFpit, #FlipPit, #PBpitch, #iwsgpit, #PitchDis, #DVpit, #pitlight, #LatinxPitch, #KidLitGN, #moodpitch, pitch wars, or other similar tweets.
Can you promote my podcast and blog?
I don’t retweet blogs, podcasts, porn, erotica, the work of psychics or clairvoyants, or accounts advocating hate, racism, discrimination, or violence. I also try to avoid accounts that exist primarily to sell non-literary merchandise, as well as those that are primarily political in nature.
What’s your agenda? What’s the catch?
No catch. Nothing self-serving. I’m just paying it forward by retweeting emerging writers (free of charge) on X (formerly Twitter).
Would you retweet the link to my new poem I posted on my blog?
With the sheer volume of short stories, poems and other works being posted online, I must focus on reposting (formerly retweeting) professionally published works appearing in literary magazines/journals, chapbooks, anthologies and other books.
Can I send you a copy of my book in thanks for all your help?
I sincerely thank those who’ve made such offers. But I do not accept gifts (books, bookmarks, merchandise, etc.) or donations. I don’t want any writer spending their money on postage or merchandise to thank me for a Ko-fi donation or promoting their work on Twitter. Following and recommending my Twitter accounts, reposting (formerly retweeting) my tweets, and shout-outs are appreciated and more than sufficient.