As many book authors know, it’s easier to get a query letter wrong than it is to get it right. There are many individual elements to manage in a query letter—and all those variables must work together like a well-oiled machine. But Writer’s Relief has some good news....
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Writers, if you’re hoping to create a query letter that will grab a literary agent’s interest, you have a HUGE job ahead of you. You’ll need to figure out how to distill the storyline of your entire book into a one- or two-paragraph book summary (sometimes called a...
Okay, writers—strap on your safety goggles and break out your sharpest red pencil. It’s time for dissection class, and pinned on your lab tray today is…a query letter! (Trust us, you don’t want to know where we got it from. Mwa-ha-ha!) The query letter doctors at...
If you’ve written a biography, history, or popular science book, your query letter will face challenges that a query for a novel or memoir will not. As with most query letters, the two most important factors are your book blurb (the description of your book) and your...
Many literary agents are checking out authors’ online platforms when they’re considering query letters. So your author website and social media accounts matter more in 2018 than ever before! Here’s what Writer’s Relief found that literary agent Jessica Faust...
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