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What I Wish I'd Known While Querying

When I was in the query trenches, I’d done a lot of research. I was familiar with the dos and don’ts of writing a query letter, 948 more words


I actually got a response back!

Instead of the copy and paste rejection letter, I actually got something of a critique back from one of the literary agents I queried! Problem is, I’m not entirely sure how to use it or how to piece it out. 188 more words


To Query or Not to Query: How & When is the Question

When I sat down to write my first book, Isle of Skye, I had no real plan as to what I was going to do with it when I was done. 830 more words

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Another Rejection

I still have yet to have an agent ask for a copy of my manuscript. I am not certain if my query is terrible, my subject matter unappealing, or my work genuinely not publishable. 490 more words

How To Get A Submission: Query Letter Edition

Writing is hard. Unfortunately, querying can be even harder.

I’ve been through the query trenches time and time again, and written about it a lot, too. 784 more words


Writing Wednesday: The query letter

What is a query letter? Well it’s the letter in the email to a publisher or agent that “sells” your book to them. It has about 9 important pieces of information the editors or agent needs to know about your story. 392 more words


Query Letter Resources

Whilst I rewrite chapter one over and over until my imaginary writing partner is satisfied, I’m using spare minutes to write query letters.

Query letters are even more high-stakes than just writing my manuscript because you have about a dozen sentences to capture an agent’s interest.   323 more words