The query writing process incorporates some of the most frustrating aspects of publishing.
But…it’s necessary no matter what publishing option you choose
What is a query letter?
According to Jane Friedman, the CEO and co-founder of Open Road Integrated Media, this is the definition:
To seduce the agent or editor into reading or requesting your work. The query is so much of a sales piece that you should be able to write it without having written a single word of the manuscript.
In other words, it’s your pitch to agents, publishers, and readers.
Query Letter Basics
◦Pitch to “sell” your book
◦Book MUST be finished!
How to sift through the billion search results to find an agent to query?
◦Dark Markets (Short Stories/Mags)
◦Be as SPECIFIC as possible
◦Social Media Stalking 😉