Refrain from telling an agent that this will be the best thing they have ever read or there is no book on the market like it. There is always something to compare like writing style, voice, tone, setting etc. #querytip
3. A query letter is a business letter to help an agent learn what your book is about and entices them to want to read more. It’s ok if you don’t have pub credits yet, don’t put yourself down. Mentioning classes, CPs, other writing groups is fine #querytip
2. Be sure to read sub guidelines and go to the agency website for the most up-to-date info. I only take queries through QueryManager (it’s in my Twitter bio too). Emailed queries will not be looked at. #querytip
Jessica Reino @JNRlitauthor#amquerying writers, as I’m working through queries I thought it may be helpful to post a #querytip or two so here it goes....
1. Make sure the agent you’re submitting to reps the type of book your subbing #querytip
In your query, I need I know about your book. It’s great to learn about what inspired you to write the book, if your life/job experience had something to do with the story, but I need to know about the manuscript first. #querytip