Ready to query your manuscript?
Here’s a list of resources that will help you get started
Yes, everyone hates them.
Query Shark This is the best place to start.
Agent Query Another good resource
Mica Scotti Cole’s blueprint of a query letter
These are worse than queries.
Jane Friedman Editor and writing coach. Topics on everything publishing.
Writer’s Digest List of examples in different genres
Maria Vincent Literary agent. Posts about queries and synopsis
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Writer’s Market Great for finding publishers $
Query Tracker Lists agents and keeps track of your submissions. free or $
Pitch Contests Carissa Taylor’s calendar of pitch contests
Twitter and Pitch Contests John Berkowitz list of most popular contests
Sub it club List updates every month
Twitter Contest Schedule Kristen D. Van Risseghem’s list (no longer current, but many links are still valid)
A list of my posts about pitching
The False Choice-authortoolbox - Query letter hooks often end with a choice, some decision the main character must make, but when the relationship between the two isn’t clear, the reader is presented with a false choice Query Swap - Mark your Calendars. #QuerySwap is coming June 1, 2017 Pitching Mistakes to Fix Right Now - Making your pitch stand out in a sea of submissions takes more than plugging words into a formula. You must find your manuscript’s “it” factor and make that your point of sale. Writing Logical Pitches - Whether on Twitter, pitch contests, or in a query, effective pitches must tell a logical story
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