Next week, I'll be critiquing 1-page query letters as part of a live, online class. You can sign up here.
I only do this a couple times a year, so if you have a query NOW, here's your chance for a professional review and edit.
There's a ton of conflicting advice out there about what should go in a query, what should NOT go in a query, etc.
Here are previous posts on queries (from my blog and Writer's Digest) that I highly recommend:
- Breaking Down the Query Letter by Chuck Sambuchino (Guide to Literary Agents blog)
- 5 Query Letter Tips from Chuck Sambuchino (this is a quick one, but important one)
And here are my favorite posts from OTHERS that I agree with:
- How to Write a Query Letter by agent Nathan Bransford
- How to Write a Query Letter by agent Rachelle Gardner
The GOLDEN Resource
Don't forget to follow Chuck's series on Successful Queries — you can read queries that actually worked in landing an agent or deal.
Also: You can submit your query to the QueryShark if you're brave enough to see an agent dissect your query in public view.
If you would like MY professional, hands-on help, sign up for my class next week.