About My Query 16

August 11th, 2017
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Recently, at the SCBWI Summer Conference, I did a three-hour workshop on queries: what they should include, how to structure them, how to write them, and how to improve them. We’ve been posting About My Query critiques for years now on the blog, and while it’s not a regular feature, it is something we like […]

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KT Literary Will Be Closing to Queries December 1st

November 14th, 2016

Just an early heads up for querying authors. All of the agents of KT Literary — Kate, Sara, Renee, and Hannah — will be closed to queries from December 1st through January 4th. Any queries that come in during that time will be deleted unread. If we requested material and you send it during that […]

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Ask Daphne! About My Query 11

November 11th, 2016

If it’s Friday, it must be time for another About My Query post! Let’s get to it. Dear Agent, Captain Damien Ardeo struggles to earn respect as the only common born officer in the Volucian military. His people rule the skies with their wings and the land through their huge numbers. They only fear Æled’s […]

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Ask Daphne: About My Query 10

November 4th, 2016

Thanks so much for dropping by for this week’s About My Query! Hilary will be reviewing and making suggestions this time around. Dear Lovely Ladies at KT Literary, ONE THOUSAND STARS THAT BIND is a gender-bent YA alt-history retelling of ALADDIN, set in communist, steampunk’d Romania during an era where the country’s leaders have to make […]

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About My Query 9

October 28th, 2016
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Thanks for dropping in to read today’s About My Query! Without further ado, here it is: Dear ktliterary,  Eighteen-year-old Caparina didn’t ask to be Captain; but three years ago the crew elected her and now it’s her duty to protect them from starvation, infection, and enslavement by the vindictive President Graelick. But Cap’s primary concerns […]

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