How to Write a Query Letter – A Basic Breakdown

Whether you're drafting your first ever query letter or have written a whole bunch of them, the truth remains the same: query letters can be tough. Each manuscript is different. Heck, each query letter is a little different! Even when you're querying the same manuscript to multiple people you still need to take the time... Continue Reading →

Who Do I Address My Query Letter To?

Submission guidelines can sometimes be vague, especially those at publishing houses it seems. You may find their guidelines to simply say something like: send your manuscript or proposal to publishers@bigpublishinghouse.com. Okay, so at least you know the address where you are supposed to send your submission, but you want to do things the proper way.... Continue Reading →

Submissions 101 – Finding Comparable Books

Although not mandatory, it can be helpful to put published titles that compare well with your manuscript into your query. Being able to give comparable titles can help the reader of your query imagine where your book might fit into their list, the marketplace, and who your audience might be. Good comparables can put an... Continue Reading →

Submissions 101 – Should I Submit to Publishers?

There are many, many great reasons you should submit your work to agents, but let's face it, not all work is right for an agent. Or maybe you have exhausted your agent search and still believe in your manuscript. There are definitely times that submitting your work straight to publishers is a good idea, even if... Continue Reading →

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