Query Letter Tips from Literary Agents

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I’ve never sent a query letter to an agent and have been thinking about how to go about it. There are such an array of resources online that I thought I’d share a few before I got started in case anyone is going through the same process, then let you know how I got on! My latest book has just come back from my editor and I really need to decide the way forward, as this book is the first of a series, which is also new territory for me.

From reading the interesting tips in the articles below, it seems a good idea to send individual enquiries without blanket emailing, which doesn’t surprise me as this would be rather rude! Also, to point out the hook of your story fairly quickly and explain your target readership and age range. Finally, don’t query via social media or the telephone as emails are preferable in most cases.

Here are some really great tips from literary agents on writing query letters.

Don’t forget to follow them on Twitter to find out their current news. All of their details are on the original article via Writers Digest.

Source: 38 Query Letter Tips from Literary Agents

 

Some great tips here about having a social media presence and avoiding gimmicks.

Source: http://thewritepractice.com/literary-agent-tips/

 

Tips about how many agents to approach and starting by writing a good book!

Source: http://www.writersworkshop.co.uk/blog/how-do-you-find-a-literary-agent/

 

Some great advice from Curtis Brown Creative.

Source: http://www.curtisbrowncreative.co.uk/how-to-submit-your-novel-to-literary-agents/

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16 thoughts on “Query Letter Tips from Literary Agents

  1. This is a great post! Those query letters are a huge obstacle! I’m saving this post!
    Thanks so much for following my blog – I’m honored. Please stop by anytime – and good luck with finding an agent!!

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