Things to Include in a Query Letter

Uninspired Writers

This week I’ve been spending a lot of time on query letters. They’re an essential part of your pitch to an agent/publisher, because it’ll be their first impression on who you are, and what your book is about.

I’m by no means an expert on this subject, but I have been doing a lot of research, and so I thought I’d share some of the things that you should include in a query letter, if you can.

Why you chose that agent/publisher
You should be researching agents/publishers to find the best match for you and your story. It will be an immediate turn off if your query looks like it’s been copy and pasted to several different agencies. Get personal. Address it by name, and use the first couple of sentences to explain why you’ve chosen them. It can be a great icebreaker if you heard them talk/met them…

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