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E-mail your query letter and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Query for Katie Grimm” in the subject line. Include all materials in the body of your e-mail; attachments will not be opened. Response time is four to six weeks.
“Keep your query concise—include why you’re querying, a short summary of your project, and any pertinent biographical information. The writing sample should either be the first chapter, the first few chapters if there are multiple narrators, or a sample short story if you’re querying for a collection.”
Is strong journalism and column writing considered when judging the talent of a writer seeking to branch out into more creative areas?
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?