What Is A Query Letter?

A query letter is a short yet essential letter designed to capture a literary agent’s attention and interest in representing your book to publishing companies.

For examples of great query letters, please visit the following websites:

  • blog.nathanbransford.com-He is a former literary agent who is now an author who publishes great tips from the literary agent’s perspective and
  • WritersDigest.comThey offer a lot of insight and examples of query letters as well.

If you are interested in hiring a professional to help you write the query letter, consider using Scribendi.com’s services.

Before submitting a query letter, research the agent’s submission preferences and revise your submission accordingly. You would not want your manuscript overlooked simply because you did not provide all of the information the literary agent requested. Note that many literary agents request that authors submit a book proposal along with the query letter.

Why do you think literary agents require authors to submit query letters?

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