Query that got me representation (Memoir / S&M Romance)
Posted 13 October 2015 - 07:48 AM
Please critique my query, and I will return the favour!
Posted 13 October 2015 - 08:28 AM
Congratulations on securing representation. I remember reading your first few query tries and being fascinated by your story. Thank you for posting this copy of a successful query. I note that you stepped somewhat outside the "preferred" mold for such letters. Frankly, I've come to suspect that the form we all espouse as the RIGHT ONE, is actually not right for everyone. Listening to agents and publishers at a recent workshop, I heard rumblings about how many are tired of the formulaic approach to querying that we have been told must be followed. The dictates about where to place information, how to begin, how to end, what to include, word count, etc. are all things to be aware of, but I think your example points to the bottom line fact: if the story is well constructed and we clearly show that story in the query, all the other stuff becomes much less important.
Posted 13 October 2015 - 04:44 PM
I remember seeing this QL and thinking I had nothing to add because it was so gripping. Congrats, Phoebe!
Posted 01 November 2015 - 10:58 AM
A full or partial manuscript is available upon request. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Congrats ! Nothing to add or comment on your query since it has achieved its goal.
I am new at this writing queries, chasing agents situation but your query was inspiring because it managed to describe the whole concept of your novel and it didn’t stick to any of the rules that you can find on the internet, first paragraph this, second paragraph that and so on.
I hope that this can help me write a better query for my novel J
Best of Luck !!
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