Skip to Main Content
| Give a Gift |
Send a query letter via postal mail or e-mail, but don't include attachments unless requested.
I respond to simpler letters that focus on the narrative and tone of the book, with some author background. If it's too slick or complicated, I tend to turn off to it. I don't mind multiple submissions but generally don't answer any that are clearly cattle calls.
If I’m a hermit by choice (find crowds draining, don’t do public speaking well), how does that reduce my chances of being published? Would an agent and/or publisher see that as a marketing...
Is self-publishing my early work going to cost me later in my literary career? Does an agent perceive self-published work as a demerit?
I’ve read that literary fiction writers should consider submitting book-length manuscripts to contests and independent presses at the same time they are querying agents. This feels unorthodox to...