If you're querying literary agents, especially for the first time, you probably have a lot of questions. What should you be doing? What should you not be doing? How do you make your query stand out?
I've been there, and as a professional editor and represented author, who is passionate about teaching, I was in a position to provide accessible and reliable information.
I created The Query Course to help writers learn the skills and techniques that will make their query irresistible. And I incorporate approachable methods, breaking down the process into manageable bites and allowing writers to learn through practice.
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Writers who aspire to traditional publication have multiple options, but the most time-tested—and the route that many writers take—is pursuing representation by a literary agent.
If you’ve chosen this path, you are likely familiar with much of the internet’s advice on writing query letters. As a professional editor who specializes in queries, and a represented author, I’m here to offer you a bit more advice. But instead of talking about what to include in your query letter, this post will cover five common issues in queries.