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One of my most frequently asked questions (right after "Do you really need all that ice cream?") is how far I will read through a query letter before I decide if it will be a rejection. The truth is, I will almost always read through the entire query, but I usually have a good idea... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 an agent and/or publisher. I hope their interviews will give you an extra boost of... Continue Reading →
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 a writer and you are an agent so I'm sending you my manuscript” or “You... Continue Reading →
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 Club! (We have a celebration coming up on the 22nd!) Dana Carey encouraged me to... Continue Reading →