Literary agents love reading queries—it’s a big part of the job description, after all! But they are also busy people who get at least a hundred queries a day. To save time, literary agents will quickly separate the best queries from those that don’t meet the basic...
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It’s a task that strikes fear in the hearts of even the bravest, most experienced writers: creating an effective query letter. The hair-raising stress of determining what to include and what to leave out can make you feel like a sleep-deprived zombie. Make the wrong...
Few literary agents expect query letters to be 100% perfect—especially if the author is new. That said, most literary agents DO expect a certain level of competence and a fundamental understanding of publishing industry etiquette. If you’re a writer hoping to get a...
A query letter for a literary agent has so many important parts—from the first line, to the book blurb, to the author bio, to the closing lines. With so much information to manage, it’s no wonder many writers forget critical elements of their book query letters!...
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