Cold Querying Still Works

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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!

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

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