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Finding an Agent for Your Novel: How to Write a Perfect Query Letter

The power of a query letter cannot be overestimated. An agent forms a first impression of you and your manuscript from your query letter, and it’s often solely responsible for convincing the agent to read your work. There’s no true formula for a query letter; if there were, every single manuscript would be requested by…Read More

Your 10-Second Pitch to Agents and Editors

You’re at a writers’ conference where you’re lucky enough to meet a literary agent. When you tell her you’ve written a book, she asks, “What’s it about?” Do you start rambling aimlessly—and lose her interest? Or do you capture her imagination in seconds with one short sentence that makes her say, “Tell me more!”? A…Read More