I have a few blanks in parentheses to adjust to the requirements and who I'm sending to. I've had a few friends go over it but they don't have a lot of experience with queries yet.
Dear (Insert name here):
For your consideration, I have written a 51,000 word, new adult, urban fantasy novel titled “Witches of Coolersville.” The story is set in small town Ohio and is the first in what will be an exciting series of supernatural adventure.
“Witches of Coolersville” begins the story of 18 year old Tara Kavanagh as she moves to Coolersville, a small town in central Ohio, the summer before her freshman year of college to live with her paternal grandmother. She discovers she is descended from a line of witches on that side of the family. She must make the choice to accept and learn more about her heritage and power or turn her back on it.
Tara has been a character in my head for more than 10 years. When I made the decision to pursue writing professionally in 2013, she was a natural main character for the stories I have in mind for this series. The town I was raised in, in a suburb of Cleveland, had a quaint, historic feel that inspired much of my creation of Coolersville. Along with my lifelong love of all stories of the fantastical nature.
As stated before, this book is the first in a series of, so far, 3 books. The second, tentatively titled “New Witch on Campus” just completed the final round of self-edits and book 3 is being outlined.
I’ve studied creative writing both on my own and at the local community college. I have one story published through Kindle Direct. As a side project, I’m working on a collection of short stories and poetry. I’ve also participated on the kick-off panel twice for the Cleveland NaNoWriMo group.
As requested on your website, I’ve included (XYZ Requirements) (body of email or attachment depending on instructions.) I would be happy to send you the full manuscript for review should you consider representation. I have included my phone number as well so you may reach me in any way that is most convenient.
I look forward to hearing from you and possibly working with you in the future.
Thank you for your time,
Sincerely, Carey H