Thursday, April 19, 2012

A to Z: Query Quandary

Double points again!

And yes, I had to look up how to spell quandary and make sure it meant what I *thought* it meant...hey, don't judge. :)

This is a hot topic for me and my krit partners right now...all three of us are in the process of putting a decent query together and it's SO.NOT.EASY. Squeezing an entire book into three succinct paragraphs takes lots and lots of patience, coupled with lots and lots of revisions.

And because I've been patrolling the internets tonight for nuggets of query wisdom, I thought it the perfect time to share the wealth of knowledge that is available out there. There's so much.

Here are just a few of the things I found UBER helpful:
Successful Query Letters and Advice:
http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/successful-queries
http://www.nelsonagency.com/faq.html
http://www.childrenspublishing.blogspot.com
http://www.agentquery.com/
http://www.misssnarksfirstvictim.blogspot.com/
http://www.queryshark.blogspot.com/
http://yalitchat.ning.com/
http://www.querytracker.net/

And  now, onward, with lots and lots of ice cream!

Best of luck to all of you out there, like myself, about to tread the query waters!

5 comments:

  1. Yeah, I would have spelled it wrong. I would rather just start a new novel than write a query letter. I wish I could just pay someone else to do it. I definitely will check out your list, but not today - too stressful.

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  2. Thanks for the links, Kristi...queries are a quandary for me as well! Just stopping by from the Challenge...enjoy the remainder of the month...

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  3. Best of luck to you! I've drafted a few queries but nothing too serious yet since I'm not ready for that step. It did help me focus a bit on the main concepts of my manuscript. Great links!

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  4. great references! thanks! could always use some query advice!

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  5. THose are all great resources - some of my favourite places on the Internet!

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