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QUERY LETTER CRITIQUE
Whether you are about to query literary agents or plan to query publishers that accept manuscripts without agent representation, you want to craft the strongest fiction or nonfiction query letter possible. Depending on the literary
agent or editor, dozens of query letters can be received each week. Some editors and agents I know receive
more than 50 or 100 per week!
What does this mean for you? Given the numbers of queries sent each week to publishing professionals, only a short amount of time can be allocated to each one. This means you will want to send a powerful, concise, and attention-grabbing query that will get your story noticed right away.
Who needs this service? A query letter critique is ideal for anyone about to begin initial submissions to agents or editors. This service is also ideal for anyone who has been querying but has not received responses, has been given feedback that the query needs work, or has received numerous rejections.
Ultimately, this service is ideal for any writer who wants to sell their book - fiction or nonfiction - and wants to ensure the strongest query letter possible will be sent to editors.
Thorough review and evaluation of your current query letter.
Suggested edits and/or structural and content changes.
Feedback provided during a 30 min Zoom call (highly recommended, so you can ask questions), or via email/Word document. An extra 30 min Zoom option (60 minutes total) is available for an extra $29.
Please note, if you choose to have feedback via a Zoom call, I need a minimum of 5 business days to review your material before our meeting.
After ordering, please send your query letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org using Query Critique Submission in the subject line.
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QUERY LETTER 1-1 CLARITY SESSION
Completed your fiction manuscript? Finished your nonfiction proposal and sample chapters? It is time to begin writing your query letter. If you've never written a query letter and are unsure of where to start, this 60 minute phone or Zoom session is for you. This session is geared toward people who do not have a query letter or have a rough draft or outline of a query letter.
* If you already have a query letter or have started submitting, you will want to choose the query critique option.
WHAT IS REVIEWED
What is a query letter, and what are the elements needed in your query (nonfiction vs. fiction)?
Ideal structure, tightening your hook, preferred length, bio, comparative titles and other things to know when writing your query.
Finding the right agents for your genre, creating a system for querying agents and following up to non-responsive agents.
Quick review of your query outline or bullet points (if you have any of this material currently completed).
Quick review of a query letter sample (nonfiction or fiction).
Question and answer period, if time permits.
PER 60-MINUTE SESSION