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The book that wasn't, a journey of rejection

Back in 2011 I wrote a manuscript (I guess it’s not a book until it is published) which blended a Christian text with Buddhist and Zen concepts. 727 more words


An Author's Most Important Paragraph

After years of submissions I’ve discovered the most important part of any query or cover letter for fiction submissions. This is the pitch, or the ‘mini-synopsis’ as I like to call it. 499 more words



I’d reached the point where I felt I couldn’t edit the book any further (little did I know what big edits lay ahead) and, having complied a list of publishers, I began to draw up a synopsis and a query letter. 430 more words

Book Writing

The Rejection Reflex

Please comment with any advice about the querying process, especially if you have successfully enlisted an agent.

I have an idea for a new business that could be a real money-spinner. 618 more words

Monday Muse: The Fields of Creativity

Hyo! Is that a word? Should I stick with my usual ‘heyo’ from now on? I guess I should.

Heyo! How is everyone? Doing well? I hope so. 569 more words

Five things you might forget to include in your query letter

Guest blog by Gillian McAllister

When I was querying, I found there was almost too much material on the internet (especially because some other markets, like America, rely only on queries and not on sample chapters which puts a totally different emphasis on things). 602 more words

Pitching an agent? Read these query letter tips...

In my work at WordServe, I read a lot of query letters and book proposals (sometimes more than 100 in a week!) that come into our agency. 1,084 more words