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    Garball Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand. Supporter Contributor

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    Queries/Submissions query content

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Garball, May 9, 2013.

    I was researching literature agencies of some of the famous authors who I believe write the same genre in which I am attempting to get published. One of the agencies under their submission guidelines stated to send your query to x address with no other specifications. In this instance, do you send only a "standard" query letter or tack on an example of your work as well?
     
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    I'm not sure what the default protocol is if there really is no specification. My guess would be to send five pages or so -- they can always disregard it if they don't want to read it. But that's really just a guess. If you're on twitter, go to #askagent and see if anyone is doing an ask agent session where you can ask your question. Also some agencies, I think New Leaf and Janet Reid will sometimes answer questions on their blogs. (They're both on Twitter, or you should be able to find them on google).
     
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    since it's possible that some agents would be annoyed at being sent samples before they're requested, it may be best to stay on the safe side and only send a query letter...
     
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    I've always been told include a few pages in the body of the email, not as a separate attachment. If they don't request any, just make it a couple of pages. Something so they can at least see if they like the way you write and connect with the voice of the MS.
     

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