What You Need to Know About Query Letters

If you’ve finished a project and you are about to query an agent or editor, here’s a great article linked from Harold Underdown’s blog. If you don’t know about him and you write for children, keep his site handy. It’s a terrific resource.

Before you send, a checklist:

  • Did you research your recipient?
  • Did you spell their name right?
  • Are you sending a manuscript they said they didn’t want?
  • Did you include your social media information? (If you have it.)
  • Did you include your contact information?
  • Is your letter brief and to the point?
  • Does the tone of your letter catch the spirit of your story?
  • Did you include the character and the stakes? (If you don’t know what stakes are, look it up.)
  • Did you include only relevant biographical information?
  • Is your letter less than a page long?

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An Interview with Stephen Fraser, Agent for Children’s Books

If you write books for children, you might want to read this interview with Stephen Fraser on the “Throwing Up Words” blog.

Kyra: Interview with Secret Agent Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency | Throwing Up Words.

Chip MacGregor Tells You What Literary Agents are Looking For

Writers always ask agents what they are looking for. Here are some answers on Chip MacGregor’s blog.

Click on the link below to read.

What is an agent looking for? | Chip MacGregor .com.