FIRST FIVE FRENZY with Amy Boggs of The Donald Maass Literary Agency | chasingthecrazies

Here’s an interview with a top literary agent about the first five pages of your novel. Amy Boggs is currently open to queries. See her preferences on the Donald Maass Literary Agency site. (Also, be sure to read The Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass. It’s amazing!)

FIRST FIVE FRENZY with Amy Boggs of The Donald Maass Literary Agency | chasingthecrazies.

Don’t Tweet that Query!

Read this, if you are tempted to pitch your book to an editor on Twiiter (unless it is a special Twitter event AND you have done your homework about said event.)

Dr. Syntax: Tweet Not Your Query, Author, or, Why I Don’t Read the Slush Pile Anymore.

Review One Agent’s Query Slush Pile and Learn

Here’s an educational Storify. It chronicles an agent’s slush pile of queries with reasons for passing on projects.

Book Queries to an Agent (with tweets) · robinkelly1 · Storify.

How to Write a Great Query Letter

Don’t miss this complete guide to writing an effective query letter.

I’m saving it for the day I finish the rewrite on my book.

Now, I’m going downstairs to make dinner.

Anatomy Of A Query Letter: A Step-By-Step Guide.