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  1. keithb

    keithb New Member

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    my query letter

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by keithb, Jul 25, 2008.

    Sorry, I removed my post - I didn't want to keep my story details on here for too long for plagiarization reasons.
     
  2. Lucy E.

    Lucy E. Contributing Member

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    Firstly, I'm assuming that this is the query part, no? For one thing, you shouldnt have a long synopsis unless it's attached. A few lines (meaning roughly three or four) to explain the story in the letter is all that's required. A long synopsis (unless attached on request) is a waste of an agent/editor's time. Also, you need a line or two about yourself. You should also end it with something such as 'If you'd like to see part of or the whole manuscript, please reply at the address/email address provided.
    I look forward to hearing from you,
    Name.'

    Also, shouldn't it be 'and TAKEN away...'?
     
  3. keithb

    keithb New Member

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    Yeah, brevity is an issue. When I posted on another forum, my querys were much shorter but they were too vague, so I thought that meant put more in. Hm. I'll have to slice it down as much as I can without having it not make sense.
     

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