Finding Comparison Titles

For an author, finding the right comparison titles for a query letter is almost as important as editing the manuscript to perfection. There seem to be a lot of rules thrown around about finding comparison titles and often it can seem impossible to find the right comparison titles for your book. I have been toldContinue reading “Finding Comparison Titles”

Agent Interview: Jen Nadol

Our Mood Board Contest submission window is still open. Don’t forget to share your mood boards with us for the prize! A surefire way to determine an agent is the best fit for your manuscript/writing career is by learning all you can about them. Such information is great when choosing who to query, and whenContinue reading “Agent Interview: Jen Nadol”

Of Jade and Dragons: Query Letter

Of Jade and Dragons (undergoing re-titling at the moment) was my PitchWars MS and my first and most extensively queried book! It will (hopefully) be going on sub very, very soon – so here’s a sneak peek at what the book is about and how I pitched it 🙂 Dear XX, Complete at 94,000 words,Continue reading “Of Jade and Dragons: Query Letter”

Stranded in the Trenches 

Hello. My name is Sarah, and as of writing this post, I’ve been stuck in the querying trenches for 629 days. To break it down, that’s two years, four manuscripts, hundreds of rejections, and at least fifty sad “I DESERVE THIS” glasses of wine. (Fifty. Hahaha…) I know compared to some people, 629 days is nothing. AContinue reading “Stranded in the Trenches “

Agent Interview: Matt Belford

It’s still ALL ABOUT QUERYING month where querying tips and tricks, as well as agent interviews abound! Now, a surefire way to determine an agent is the best fit for your manuscript/writing career is by learning all you can about them. Such information is great when choosing who to query, and when those offers ofContinue reading “Agent Interview: Matt Belford”

Querying my debut Picture Book

Today I want to share the query letter that helped me get my debut picture book published. In this case, the query wasn’t intended for an agent (although I followed the same structure that I used when querying for an agent). This letter was written for an editor who liked one of my pitches inContinue reading “Querying my debut Picture Book”

Agent Interview: Leah Pierre

A surefire way to determine an agent is the best fit for your manuscript/writing career is by learning everything you can about them. Such information is great when choosing who to query and deciding who you’d love to work long term with. As a site dedicated to guiding writers through the publication journey, we’ve putContinue reading “Agent Interview: Leah Pierre”

Roadside Cafe: ALL ABOUT QUERYING

Info Burgers 🍔 7 Steps To Write A Query Letter: A super fun, easy-to-understand, yet highly informative list on how to write a query letter. Tips For Writing A Query Letter: Masterclass is one of our contributor’s favorite writing resource—the tips are shared really elegantly. Querying Mistakes We Don’t Talk About Often Enough: A funnyContinue reading “Roadside Cafe: ALL ABOUT QUERYING”

Strength In Your Queries 4: A Girl In The Water

Next on Strength In Your Queries (ALL ABOUT QUERYING) is A GIRL IN THE WATER! Speckled between this month’s querying posts and interviews will be critiques where we point out the strengths in the query letters you amazing readers sent to us, as well as what could be made stronger. Dear (Agent Name), I amContinue reading “Strength In Your Queries 4: A Girl In The Water”

Strength In Your Queries 3: The Spades Quest

Next on Strength In Your Queries (ALL ABOUT QUERYING) is THE SPADES QUEST! Speckled between this month’s querying posts and interviews will be critiques where we point out the strengths in the query letters you amazing readers sent to us, as well as what could be made stronger. The goal is that at the endContinue reading “Strength In Your Queries 3: The Spades Quest”