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The Query Letter

The dreaded query letter. It makes my entire being cringe, both when I am writing one, and when I am reading some.

Personally, I’ve spent days writing queries. 654 more words

What it's Like to Be a First-Reader

Slush piles. The home to most unsolicited manuscripts. The piles of hopes and dreams of multitudes of authors.

My sophomore year of college, I was accepted as an editorial intern at an independent publishing house in the city. 545 more words


The Machinery of the First 3 Pages

It’s Friday, good job making it through week.

Before we talk about today’s topic, I want to give you some updates:

1. The #FiYoShiMo manuscript (see the… 1,735 more words

Living The Dream

Query Letters #2: The Pitch - Character

I tend to think of pitches in what I call the four Cs: character; catalyst; conflict, and the catch. I tend to treat each part as its own mini-paragraph (remember what I said about breaking things into small bits of two to three sentences? 374 more words

Query Letters

Good News and the Itch

I feel like it’s been forever.

Forever since I had free time to just think about and enjoy my writing. School is the primary obstacle here. 632 more words



Bootcamp course complete!

I just submitted my query letter, synopsis, and the first nine pages of my novel to my assigned agent. The synopsis, which continues to challenge me, was not finished, but I’m a lot further along then I was at the beginning of the course. 78 more words

Writer For 365

Confessions of a Slush Pile Reader Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Query - By Diane Glazman

This column is by our own novel whisperer/ developmental coach Diane Glazman. If you would like a guide through the labyrinth of the publishing world or a… 1,649 more words