First, I’d like to thank everyone for their kind words and thoughts over the loss of my beloved Stripes. I’m working my way back into the blog world…
Literary Agent, Wendy Lawton at Books & Such has been blogging about queries letters this week. I've been reading them every day and thought you might find them interesting.
Monday, Wendy talked about #queryfail announcements on Twitter and gave everyone a chance to sound off on their frustrations.
Tuesday, she talked about query myths:
Myth #1: When I get a form letter or no response at all, it means either my book is no good or my query was no good.
Myth #2: If I don’t follow the rules for a query an agent will dismiss it out of hand.
Myth #3: Agents remember the queries they receive. If I sent an amateurish query early-on to an agent I’ve got that mark forever against me.
Wednesday, she wrote about using humor in your queries and gave some examples.
Thursday, she posted on the negative impact of putting too much information (TMI) in your query letters.
Friday, Wendy discussed the effects of putting over the top information or promises in your query.
Wendy has written a great series, full of information that is helpful to both the new and the seasoned querier. I hope you hop over and check out her posts and their informative website.
Books & Such will accept e-mail queries for the following genres:
• Adult fiction and nonfiction
• Teen fiction and nonfiction
• Twenty-to-thirty something fiction and nonfiction
• Children’s and youth fiction and nonfiction.
(My Summary) Know who you are querying, their likes and dislikes, if you follow their blog let them know, go to conferences and meet agents and editors, and most importantly read their submission guidelines…
Do you have any query advice you’d like to share?