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    Query letter and what?

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by littleparisdress, Jan 20, 2009.

    Hi

    When you send a query letter do you have to include anything - like a synopsis or some chapters of your book?
     
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    query letter should be sent by itself, unless the specific agent/publisher requires other stuff, as specified in their guidelines... your query letter should contain a mini-synopsis...
     
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    To expand on this question, if they ask for an author bio to go along with the query, what details are approrpiate? Yes, you should include stuff that made you qualified to write the book if there is anything, like if your story is centred around a child with autism and you are a special education teacher, but there has to be more to it of course.
     
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    Rei,

    Whatever is relevant to the project you've written or (depending on the situation..some nonfiction for example) what you're proposing to write. It could be related job or career experience, education (including areas of study/expertise), in additon to publishing credits (if relevant), among other things.

    Terry
     
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    paid publishing credits, that is!
     
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    It's the "among other things" that I wanted clarified, TW.
     

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