Submission Queries

These are hard. I can write circles around the creative writing genre. Ask me to sit down and tell you why you should love my book, what it’s about and what my vision is for the marketing, and I draw a complete blank.

I’m sure this kind of writing comes naturally to some, and others learn. I was never taught and so now I struggle quite a bit with it. I always feel as if my queries are wooden responses to the pertinent information. I never feel as if my personality or my writing style comes through clearly.

My project this weekend is to research query submissions, how to write them, what agents and agencies are looking for, what to say and what not to say. I’m still quite fond of the e-pub idea, but it would be handy and helpful to have an agent to call…

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