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How to Write a Query Letter

Sometimes all you need is a refresher on how to write a query. Or, if this is your first time learning about how to write one, welcome! Either way, this lesson is for you.

In today’s weekly video blog, literary agents Jessica Faust and James McGowan walk you through an agent’s perspective on the query letter. You’ll find tips on structure, personalization strategies, and how to best capture your story.

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  1. I always get thrown off by agents who have a bio section in query tracker separate from the query letter section. It seems repetitive to have the same info in both places, but it’s unclear if those agents want additional bio info, or if we should just cut the bio section from the query letter portion. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this! Also, thanks for all of the helpful tips!

  2. Writing the blurb before you write the book is perhaps the single best piece of advice you can give and get. Without that roadmap, there’s no telling where you might end up. Thank you.

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