S27 Bonus – What Is a Query Letter, and How Do I Write One?

For those taking the traditional publishing route, querying is the first step in the process (after finishing the manuscript, of course). That letter is what will get you an agent and a publishing deal. Which means it’s incredibly important. It needs to stand out and grab the attention of an agent who likely gets hundreds of similar queries.

In this episode, we discuss the tips and tricks from published authors to write the best query letters, along with the first steps in the process of traditional publishing.

First aired December 25, 2021.

Resources mentioned in the episode:
Writers Write: Janet Evanovich’s 12 Tips for Writing a Query Letter
New York Book Editors: How to Write a Darn Good Query Letter
Jane Friedman: How to Write a Novel Synopsis
Query Tracker

About the Author
I'm an editor and cover designer for AspenHouse Publishing. I am also a host for AspenHouse's poscast, Writing Roots.

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