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Send a query letter with the first ten pages of the manuscript via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I like it when a writer tells me why they are querying me, in particular; it shows they have done their homework and they understand the kind of book they've written. The best queries manage to be both concise and elegantly written, and at the same time present a compelling conflict at the heart of their story.
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?
... lucky to have people like Robin Desser and Leigh Feldman (my editor and agent respectively) in my corner. ...
Savoring the Sweet Smell of Success - 01/27/2008
... children inherit, to Robin Desser at Knopf, by Leigh Feldman at Darhansoff, Verrill, Feldman (NA)." I wanted...
Savoring the Sweet Smell of Success - 11/14/2007