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Query Letter Update...

Kinda feel like I’m at the end of my rope here. I did everything right: did not submit my first draft after NaNoWriMo, took four years to revise and edit multiple drafts, got beta readers and workshoppers to help, followed the query letter instructions and made multiple drafts, for input from one of my old professors on my query letter, and have followed agents’ submissions procedures to the letter. 98 more words

Just Regular Floundering


If you ask any writer about the process of connecting with their agent (or publisher), the majority will say the most difficult part was querying. Not only the actual process of sending out the letters/emails, but formulating the query itself. 482 more words


Queries: Just how many is the right number?

This is a solid question. When you set out into the land of submissions, you’re happiness level is high. Just as is the level of hope you hold in your heart and soul. 734 more words


New Novel: Ocean Echoes

It’s hard to believe after years of revising, but the e-book version of Ocean Echoes has finally been published. I’m hoping the paperback will be out soon. 433 more words


The Query Letter and Purpose of a Literary Agent

Hello, everyone! I just sent out my first batch of query letters to several literary agents (*crosses fingers excitedly*), so for this post I thought I would focus on the subject of literary agents in general. 456 more words


Writer's Digest Conference Part II: Pitch Slam

Ah the dreaded pitch slam. For many writers, this is the big reason to attend the Writer’s Digest Conference and also a truly terrifying proposition. All of that was true for me. 831 more words


10 Ways To Personalize Your Query to Agents

Writers hear that they’re supposed to personalize their queries–but “how personal, exactly?” is the most common question. The best queries show that they have engaged with us before (on Twitter, read an interview, or a blog post of ours) and have done their research. 354 more words


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Literary Agent Carly Watters gives us information about personalizing query letters. Thank you so much for your help and support Carly!   Featured Image -- 3304