on New Shelves:
For many authors who want to publish with a traditional press, the first stage of book marketing is to pitch to literary agents. While there are publishers accepting unsolicited manuscripts out there, many will require representation by an agent. A literary agent makes the process simpler for both publisher and author — they ensure the manuscript is good quality and deliver it to interested acquisition editors.
Agents are important for publishing, so it’s no surprise that they receive stacks of query letters all the time. Given that, yours needs to be clear, concise, and persuasive, all in one, to stand apart from the rest. That’s why I’m here to go over some crucial tips that will help you put together a query letter that will capture the eyes of agents.