How to Pitch and Query

From Stacey Donaghy who says about herself “Literary Agent at Corvisiero Literary Agency NY. Reader of Manuscripts & Queries, Addicted to Coffee,Representing Awesome Writers.”

Click on the link below to read some great advice about pitching and querying.




Knowing When You’re Ready for a Literary Agent

As you know, one of my most important goals this year is to secure representation for my fiction. I am working on an assignment now, but I have been collecting and sharing information about finding agents. B.j. Lee, a writer I met in an online group suggested this article, and it’s a winner. Click on the link below.

Knowing When Your MS is Ready to Query by Literary Agent Lara Perkins.

Help for Your New Year’s Submission Resolutions

I use Query Tracker. (I have a subscription, but there is a free version.)

I have not heard of Duotrope, but I gather that many writers use it and are happy with it. Starting in January, you will need a subscription. I suspect that many sites that have been free will be adopting this model soon.

The blog post below is the first in a series evaluating whether or not the $50 annual toll will be worth the return. In this first installment, Nathaniel Tower includes a useful Excel template for tracking submissions.

Is a Duotrope Subscription Worth the Cost? Part One: The Submissions Tracker « Write, Juggle, Run.

path of a wordbender – Where Art Thou, My Query?

Do you need help with writing a query letter? Here’s a useful post with three great links.

path of a wordbender – Where Art Thou, My Query?.

Query Roundup 9/7 + An Opportunity | Confessions

Query Roundup 9/7 + An Opportunity | Confessions.

This article offers unique insight into an agent’s selection process. Fascinating reading for those interested in submitting either YA or adult fiction

Rites of Submission: Cover Letters and Query Letters

Rites of Submission: Cover Letters and Query Letters.

Great information from Mr. Underdown, a wonderful author, friend to writers, and authority on the market for children’s books.

Check it out before mailing off that query you are stuffing into an envelope right now.