An “About My Query” blog! For those of you who are recent readers of my blog, this is a close look at an author’s query — any genre, any age range — with comments on it by me, as well as all of you! Now, I would never post an query without an author’s permission, so I don’t use just any random query sitting in my mailbox. No, in order to get into this space, please email me at email@example.com with the subject line “About My Query” followed by the title of your book being queried. For a look at some previous entries, check out the archives. If I get enough, we’ll look at queries all next week!
On my submissions page, I recommend that writers querying me include the first1 three pages of their manuscript along with their letter. Why these three pages? Mostly because I recognize that the art of writing a good, strong query letter isn’t the same as the art of writing a novel. (What to say or not say in a query letter is a WHOLE other topic to be tackled on another day.)