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#1 TraceyB

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 12:28 PM

Hello everyone,

 

I am totally new to this and have a question. I'm writing my query letter. The agent requests a one line elevator pitch. I think I understand what an elevator pitch is, but does one line allow one sentence or is it literally one line in my email? If so, it is very short and I am going to have to do a lot more thinking.

 

I'd appreciate any help and so much thanks in advance 



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Posted 20 February 2018 - 12:56 PM

One line is one sentence.
 
Agents usually request these on submission forms, or as the opener to a query. Elevator pitches are also good for Twitter pitch contests, if you're interested.
 
You can take a look through the Hook Critique Group thread for ideas. The Examples of Successful Queries thread should also have examples.


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Posted 21 February 2018 - 09:39 AM

Thank you that's really helpful. :smile:



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Posted 27 February 2018 - 10:27 PM

New here ... Can't seem to find "Hook Critique Group" anywhere.  

Would love to see some examples of great "elevator pitches", also some guidelines on how long one should be and what should be included.



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Posted 28 February 2018 - 12:46 AM

Hook Critique Group: http://agentquerycon...critique-group/







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