What the Submissions Coordinator Would Like You to Know

Querying can be a tricky and time-consuming process which can understandably become a bit frustrating with each agency having a different policy on how to submit. As the Submissions Coordinator for the agency inbox, I read every single query letter that is submitted to Holloway Literary. Here are a few tips that I would recommend … Continue reading What the Submissions Coordinator Would Like You to Know

When Querying Hurts: Deciphering the Rejection

So you’ve carefully crafted a story that you poured your heart into, pulled hair out over, and lost who knows how many hours of sleep for. You send off a query to a handful of agents and wait. And wait. And wait some more. One day, you hear that fateful ping notifying you of a … Continue reading When Querying Hurts: Deciphering the Rejection

Rachel Beck’s Manuscript Wish List

By Rachel Beck Holloway Literary’s motto is We love a good story! And I think this sums up, in a very broad way, what all agents are looking to represent: a good story. I thought it might be useful to sum up in more detail what I’m looking for right now—what I’d love to see … Continue reading Rachel Beck’s Manuscript Wish List

Five Questions To Ask Yourself When Writing A Query Letter

Agents are inundated with queries daily, and the whole querying process can be daunting for first-time authors. Manuscripts are rarely better than the corresponding query letters, so if you aren’t agonizing over your query letter, you should be. The letter is your first and only chance to impress the agent, but before you pull out … Continue reading Five Questions To Ask Yourself When Writing A Query Letter

Writing a Query Letter: The Basics

Getting your query letter just right could make the difference between a request and a rejection. It doesn't matter how fantastic your manuscript is if the agent doesn't request and read it. With that in mind, it’s no wonder that articles over query letters are littering the internet with their advice and tips. So much so … Continue reading Writing a Query Letter: The Basics