Stay Warm With These Query Tips
Well, friends; I didn’t meet my deadline. I know I could have, but the manuscript wouldn’t have been all that it could have been. I made the decision to be patient, work on my manuscript, query MS 1 and wait for the right time. Publishing isn’t about rushing, it’s about taking the time to perfect your art.
So, while I’m a little glum about this, I’m confident there will be other opportunities.
Anyway, cheers to a better February than January. Grab a cup of coffee, a cozy afghan and curl up on the couch with there query tips.
@gordonwarnock “If you try to find ways around my submission guidelines, I’ll think you’ll try to find ways around my edits, etc.
@EliseCapron “Sign your query letters. If I can’t find your NAME, that is a problem. (Yes this happens, way too often.)
@hannahnpbowman ”If you get an offer on a query, send other agents courtesy email with “OFFER” in subject.
@dreamoforgonon “Proofread. Did you spell ‘query’ and ‘manuscript’ correctly? Because those are pretty big ones.
@AgentShea “#Writers: Revisions between agents/authors are quite common before offering representation. Take these opportunities seriously.#querytip”
@kristenwEditor “Having a hard time describing the plot in your query? The problem could be your ms itself, and it might be time to dig back in. #querytip”
@jawlitagent “One paragraph about yourself is enough. Make sure to focus on what’s really important: your manuscript/ pitch.
@dreamoforgonon “Try for something more creative than The Elders, The Order, The Guardians, etc. for your ominous lurking plot device force.
@jawlitagent “Y’know what’s not the right response to me writing that I won’t open attachments in queries? To send me the SAME attachment again.
#querytip : Formatting matters. A query that looks sloppy can indicate sloppy writing. Take the time to make it clean and precise.”