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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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Closed to Submission

This post is brought to you by the one and only, Lisha Cauthen. Your manuscript is shiny and happy. You’ve done your research and found the perfect agent for you, your novel and your career. But there’s a problem–the agent … Continue reading

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Additional Tips for Formatting Your Email Submissions

So, Lisha talked about how to format your email sample chapters and I must say, she is good! But, I said I would do a post about emailing your picture book submission so here’s a few more tips about email … Continue reading

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11 Red Flag Phrases to Avoid in Your Query Letter

This post is brought to you by the one and only, Lisha Cauthen. Agents/editors are busy people. And they read fast. Very, very fast. You might even say he/she skims a query letter to see if it merits the engagement … Continue reading

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Format Your Email Sample Chapters

This post is brought to you by the one and only, Lisha Cauthen. You can understand why agents/editors want First Contact with their potential authors to be through a safe, clean email. With the volume of correspondence they receive from … Continue reading

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Back to the Query Basics: Spelling, Punctuation, and Syntax

This post is brought to you by the one and only, Lisha Cauthen. Been a long while since we talked about the nuts and bolts of query-letter writing. Today, let’s discuss a very simple step that if skipped, will sink … Continue reading

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Elevator Pitches that Go to the Top Floor: Part 5/5–Delivered With Love

Today we put the whole she-bang together and look at how to deliver your well-crafted, long sweated-over elevator pitch. The elevator pitch is a great foundation for a query letter and a handy tool for participating in #pitchmad and other … Continue reading

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