Category Archives: Cover Letters

Why Shouldn’t I Put a Question in my Query?

It’s a general rule not to add a question to your query. Why? Putting a question into a query or cover letter makes the reader, aka agent or editor, have to fill in the blank themselves. You may or may … Continue reading

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Querying? Don’t Do These Things!

It may come as a shock to you, but I get a lot of queries. It certainly comes as a shock to me! I’m not an agent or an editor and I think that is pretty clear on my blogs … Continue reading

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Query Letters Take Time

When you’re writing a query letter it can take a long time. A really long time. Sure, sometimes query letter come easily. You know your hook right from the start. Your description is dead on. Other times, you have to … Continue reading

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Otto Grows Down – A Query Letter That Worked!

Today we have a query letter for the amazing picture book, Otto Grows Down, by one of the members of the club, author Michael Sussman. Otto Grows Down is a fun story with a great hook. It was published by … Continue reading

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Show Your Manuscript Some Love, Format That Query Letter Correctly!

      You love your manuscript! You do, don’t you? (Otherwise maybe you’d better do a little more thinking about whether or not you’re ready to send it out on submission.) How do you show an agent or editor … Continue reading

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Show Your Query Letter Some Love!

We’re still testing some things out here at Sub It Club and are working hard to make things run smoothly. Last week we posted our first query letter for critique in our private WordPress chatroom and there was A LOT of … Continue reading

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Query Letter vs. Cover Letter, Wouldn’t you Love to Know the Difference?

Quick answer: The query letter is a tool to gain permission to send your manuscript. The cover letter accompanies the requested manuscript. Better answer: The query letter is a sales pitch. The cover letter reconnects the agent/editor with the reason … Continue reading

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