Tag Archives: queries

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 … Continue reading

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4 Debut Authors Share Their Paths to Publication

Today I’m excited to have not one, but 4 debut authors here to share with us about their journeys to publication. Brooks Benjamin, Laura Shovan, Shari Schwarz, and Melanie Conklin show us there is no one way to connect with … Continue reading

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Submissions 101 – Personalizing Your Query Letter

Personalizing your query letter can be hard. Do you have to? Well, I’ve seen agents who are pretty adamant that they want to know why you’re sending your manuscript to them. They want more of a reason than “I am … Continue reading

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How I Found the Right Agent for Me

You may have heard the news…I recently signed with an agent! I am beyond pleased to have partnered with agent Sean McCarthy. There couldn’t have been a better way for me to wrap up the first year of Sub It … Continue reading

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From Pitch to Query Letter

Yes, this didn’t get posted until the afternoon. C’mon, gimmee a break. It’s Christmas! But you didn’t come here to look at silly Christmas memes and gifs. (Or you won’t admit that’s the reason you came here, anyway.) Let’s talk … Continue reading

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Querying During the Holidays

Aw, yeah. It’s Christmas time, and everybody’s cleaning and polishing. Getting all spiffed up for the holidays. But not us! We’re still at work like–well, like elves–on our manuscripts. And we’re ready to query a few of them. STAHP. BEFORE … Continue reading

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September Contest Roundup

To help you keep track of the available writing contest opportunities, we’ll post a list each month of the upcoming contests we’ve heard about. (If you have an upcoming writing contest that you’d like included on the list, please contact … Continue reading

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