Friday, February 24, 2006

Query Letters

A query letter is what you send to an agent about representation. Queries are one page long (double spaced!), introducing the book. You as well, but mostly the book. The agent can tell a lot about your writing in your query letter: if it's crap, your manuscript might get trashed without being seen. Miss Snark provides an example:

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Snarkvil



Below, Miss Snark wades into the morass of query questions and quandries.


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Honest to Pete, Do You Think This WORKS?


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Yet Another Winner in the Query Letter Contest!


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Toxic Combo...Medical School and Novel Writing


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How Much?


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Another Wretched Query Letter


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"I'll Get Back to You"


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Stamp This!


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Fuck Off and Die


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Snarking Sunday!


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Miss Snark Turns Green


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"It's Not Right For Us"


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Oh, Just Step on My Heart and Grint It In, Why NOT


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Is It Crap?: Round Two--The Cover Letters


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Is It Crap?: Round 2, #2


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Is It Crap?: Round 2, #3


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Is It Crap?: Round 2, #4


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Is It Crap?: Round 2, #5


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Is It Crap?: Round 2, #7


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Is It Crap?: Round 2, #8


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Is It Crap?: Round 2, #9


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Is It Crap?: Round 2, #10 (With a Bullet)


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Is It Crap?: Round 2, #11


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Why Miss Snark Hates eQueries


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Is It Crap?: Round 2, #12


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One Last Crap Shoot...Only 'Cause It's a Dire Warning


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And the Envelope Please...


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Where are You Looking?


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Standardize the Query Process


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Captain Snark's Log, Dateline Today


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Novel #2 Done, Undone, Finished, Refinished, or Just Waxed...


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Partials Will Break Your Heart


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First Page Syndrome


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A Follow Up on Submissions-Timing


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Snafus R Us


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Order! Order! Order in the Snarkosaureum!

1 Comments:

At 12:07 PM, Blogger jude calvert-toulmin said...

Thanks for indexing all this information about query letters, very useful indeed!

 

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