Cold Querying Still Works

This post on the PubRants blog was way too amazing not to mention.  Guest blogger Megan Crewe, writing on agent Kristin Nelson’s site, explains how she polled 270 successful fiction authors and asked them if they broke in with a referral (a personal connection with someone in the business) or whether they cold queried an agent with success.

The results came back and 62% of the authors got their agent with just a cold query.  Pretty amazing – but more than that: encouraging!  I remember agent Dan Lazar once saying that “A good query trumps all else – every time.”

So take hope!

This is Megan Crewer’s new book,
Give Up the Ghost.

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4 thoughts on “Cold Querying Still Works

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    will be happy to be proved wrong with this one…. but having done survival training during my Army days, I have to admit to a raised eyebrow with this as well.

    I saw on the news that the money they dumped at Shire was fake, to represent the money he had raised. It wasn’t the actual money.

    Er, are you having trouble posting something?


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