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re: Do I Cite My Magazine Writing in My Query Letter?

posted 5/9/17

Dear Editor…

I’m currently doing a lot of writing for a trade magazine and have written for other mags in the past. Nothing published in the children’s market, though, which is the market for my middle grade novel. Some sources say mention all writing experience in cover letters to agents and editors. Other sources say only mention writing experience if it’s in the children’s market. I would appreciate your advice on this.

Sincerely,
Mag Writer

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re: Cursed by a Crappy Query Letter

posted 5/23/12

Dear Editor…

I am beginning my writing career and am trying to sell my first children’s book. I feel like my stories are great but are not getting read due to my cover or query letter. How can I make my letter stand out better?

Sincerely,
Megan

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re: Query Quandary

posted 8/23/10

Dear Editor…

I have written a few query letters for my picture books, and sent them off to many editors, with no
success. I decided to write a Middle grade novel and try to get it published first… Question is: Can I query it before I finish? And is it bad to query the editors I have already queried for my picture book?

Sincerely,

Christina

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re: Help with Hooks

posted 2/15/11

Dear Editor…

I am having trouble with query letters. Any tips on writing an awesome tagline or hook? I’ve recently started my second project and I already have that hook down. But my first eludes me, I think I may be too close to it. Please help!

Danielle

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re: Salvaging Submission Slipups

posted 9/21/12

Dear Editor…

Will agents forgive ignorant query mistakes made by a passionate new PB writer? (My learning curve is still quite vertical, but flattening out slowly.) When should I move on from Literary Agency “X” to Agency “Y” or should I simply try the small publishing houses directly for PB manuscripts submissions?

Thank You,
Robert

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re: Average Wait for Agent Response?

posted 2/7/11

Dear Editor…

I wonder what the current wait for a response to a pb submission is? I have waited five months, and sent a sase.

Thanks!

Lisa

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re: But Aren’t Proposals for NON-Fiction?

posted 12/7/10

Dear Editor…

Please settle a point for me: Don’t proposals only apply to non-fiction? Thanks.

Sincerely,

Robyn

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re: Can I Use a Symbol in My Title?

posted 1/27/14

Dear Editor…

The title of my current WIP is the name of a fictional corporation, followed by ™. I’m concerned that, in queries, this will look like I’m trying to protect my title from the agent or editor — which I know is a very unprofessional thing to do. How do I clearly communicate that the ™ is part of the title?

Thanks,
Darin

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