Wow - you've put loads of time and thought into this and obviously applied a lot of what you've learned from the likes of queryshark etc - thank you very much.
I agree with a lot of what you've written although showing…"
You're query letter is 487 words. Query letters should be 250 words -- 300 at max and maybe a little longer than that if you have really strong credentials that the literary agent should know about. Or you…"
I think your letter is clear, but too long. I also know that it is hard to sell an already self-published book to an agent/publisher, unless of course you are EL James or Amanda Hocking (after a million sales)... but all it takes is one…"
Thanks for your comments - I agree with you about putting in more of the plot points. When you know your own story so well you forget other people don't!
Good idea about taking out the sales figures... although I…"
JASON WILLOW sounds like a compelling story! I think your query could be equally compelling if you could show us more of the plot instead of describing the action. Who are the Watch? Are they good guys? The demon-summoning Brethren…"
I like the sound of this. I've read over the other comments so not much to add but here goes...
Dear Ms (Agent last name),
I am querying you in the hope that you will be interested in my YA manuscript entitled IMPERIUM, a…"
This is not really my genre but a couple of plot things sprung to mind. Is there a reason why social services etc are not another chance for survival (eg mum's boyfriend is a police chief or something)? Also, it…"
Hey Gareth! Sorry I missed you! I was reading submissions for the Sourcebooks Fire Contest and posting about it in the group! Hope all is well. AND, I just realized you are members 2X here. Do you want to delete one of you? Or do you need your alter-ego on here as well? LOL.
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