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Query Info

Stuff I wish I knew before I ever started querying. Agents have blogs and include very helpful information about writing query letters on them. I think back on my first query letter and laugh…after crying a little.

Kristin Nelson Pub Rants
This is one of my favorites. She has a great pitch workshop as well as example query letters. I followed her advice and managed to get two partial requests from her on my first and second manuscripts.
Blog Pitch Workshop – a series

Nathan Bransford
Check out his Query Essentials section. He says “When in doubt, query me first.” *Sigh* If only NB represented romance.

Jennifer Jackson – Et in arcaedia, ego
Her query wars put into perspective how low the request rate for an agent can be. So a rejection doesn’t mean your query sucks. If you’re getting a 20-30% request rate, be happy!

Jessica Faust
Good info on what goes on behind the scenes in an agency for the whole query/submission/rejection process.



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