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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.
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...
I have a book I think would make a good e-book—it's fiction but with lots of relevant (historical and political) links to videos, archival photos, cultural analysis. Is it a good idea to market...
What type of query letter piques your interest?