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Regarding E-Queries to Agents

Categories: Q&A from Blog Readers, Queries and Synopses and Proposals.
Q. When an agent asks that a “query letter” be submitted “by e-mail,” does that mean that I should send an appropriately-formatted letter on my stationery as a pdf, or should it be an actual e-mail? 
    – Timothy

A. She means you need to send it in an actual e-mail.  The text should be the text of an e-mail, formatted like a letter – with text centered, italicized, etc.  If you simply send a e-mail saying “Hey, my query is attached in a Word doc or PDF,” then she probably won’t read it. 
    Bottom line: Agents hate opening unsolicted attachments.  Send your work as text in the e-mail itself.

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