The query letter has a pretty straightforward structure and should take up no more than one page.Read More
Now that you've crafted a truly stellar query letter, you're dying to send it off to some agents. But who to send it to?Read More
The query letter is a gamble. A lottery ticket. On the other side of that lottery ticket is a wondrous opportunity, so you should definitely write the query letter. But be aware of the gnarly odds.Read More
The traditional agent-search process involves sending out query letters to agents. In these letters, you describe your novel and yourself, and sometimes attach a few sample pages or chapters of your book to give the agent a glimpse of your writing.
Querying is an exceptionally democratic process. Anyone can do it. It’s free. You don’t need an MFA or a publication history or an acquaintance with the agent.Read More
Over the years, I’ve often wondered how writers get agents. It's always seemed mysterious to me, kind of like watching someone do koundinyasana in a yoga class. I mean, I know it's technically possible. But how?Read More