Writing a Query Letter: The Basics

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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 that sometimes it’s hard to figure out which articles to listen to and which to avoid.

These tips, however, won’t make much of a difference if you’re not sure about the outline, the basics, the structure and what you really need in your query. Continue reading

Editors and Agents Have More in Common Than You Might Think

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After being an editor for almost six years, I transitioned to the agent side (the dark side? the light side? I’ll avoid going there…). I thought it may be interesting to hear the differences (and similarities!), from my experience at least. Granted, I was an editor a lot longer than I’ve been an agent so far, but I’m rapidly learning more and more, and it’s interesting to reflect on the nuances of each job—along with the degrees of overlap.

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