Agentquery has some good advice. It says there are three parts to any query letter:
- The hook
- The mini-synopsis
- Your credentials as a writer
There are also websites where you can read other people’s query letters and how they were critiqued.
Query shark by Janet Reid
Slush pile tales by Lauren Ruth
Pubrants by Kristen Nelson
These are some of the most popular websites, so I’m sure most of you have already heard of these. If not you need to check them out immediately. They give you an inside look on how real literary agents view query letters. I have been trying to dissect these suckers and crossing my fingers that this query letter will be better.
There are tons of other sites that offer helpful information. Which ones do you live by?