- Jane Friedman (10)
- Jess Lourey (10)
- Daniel Jose Older (10)
- Laura Biagi (10)
- Bridget Smith (10)
- Peter Knapp (10)
- Beth Phelan (10)
- Katharine Sands (10)
Email (to firstname.lastname@example.org) by July 1, 2014 your 1-page single-spaced query and you will receive a comprehensive critique.
This opportunity is available only if you are registered for Part II and will be onsite Friday and Saturday.
The query letter is the time-honored tool for writers seeking publication. A query letter is a sales letter that attempts to persuade an editor or agent to request a full manuscript or proposal.
It’s your all-important first contact with an agent. It’s a one-page letter that explains who you are and what your book is about. Your query must be exceptional to get agents to request sample chapters for review. If your query letter is not up to snuff, agents will send a rejection rather than a request for more material.
For tips on queries, click on these links from Jane Friedman:
- See my favorite how-to post on novel queries by Marcus Sakey.
- You can also read my 10-part series on writing novel queries.
- For special considerations on memoir, reference this post.