During the MWW Agent Fest Online 2022, 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. Faculty on the Query Critique Team include:
- Tess Callero, Europa Content
- Heather Carr, The Friedrich Agency
- Haley Casey, Creative Media Agency, Inc.
- Marisa Corvisiero, Corvisiero Literary Agency
- Zabé Ellor, The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
- Jessica Felleman, Jennifer Lyons Literary Agency
- Jolene Haley, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
- Eva M. Scalzo, Speilburg Literary
- Hannah Strouth, Jane Rotrosen Agency
Email (to firstname.lastname@example.org with your agent’s or editor’s name in the subject line) by October 24, 2022: One-page (single-spaced) query letter + first page of your manuscript (double-spaced).
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
- Janet Reid’s QueryShark blog
- See my favorite how-to post on novel queries by Marcus Sakey.
- You can also read my 10-part series on writing novel queries. (Jane Friedman)
- For special considerations on memoir, reference this post. (Jane Friedman)