Query Letter Critique

During the MWW Agent Fest Online 2023, our Query Letter Critique Team offers, for an additional fee of $50, the opportunity to meet for a 10-minute one-on-one consultation with an agent to discuss your query letter AND the first page of your manuscript.

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.

Query Critique Team:

  1. Eloy Bleifuss, Janklow & Nesbitt – SOLD OUT
  2. Savannah Brooks, KT Literary
  3. Alexandria Brown, Rising Action Publishing Collective
  4. Jenniea Carter, New Leaf Literary
  5. Melissa Danaczko, SK Agency – SOLD OUT
  6. Sarah Gerton, New Leaf Literary – SOLD OUT
  7. Jolene Haley, Donald Maass Literary Agency
  8. Zach Honey, Fine Print Literary
  9. Carrie Howland, Howland Literary
  10. Madeline Wallace, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates – SOLD OUT


  • Email midwestwriters@yahoo.com
      • Subject line: “Query Letter Critique, [Name of Agent/Editor of your choice]”
      • Attach: your one-page query letter (single-spaced) + the first page of your manuscript (double-spaced)

    Queries & first page must be received by October 23, 2023.


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