Can I Hit A Perfect Pitch?

On Sunday I am participating in my first pitch contest. A pitch is a brief (one or two line) summary of a book. This contest is put on by Brenda Drake, a ya/middle grade writer. On January 15th, you post your pitch and first 150 words of your manuscript on your blog. Then you jump…
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Literary Agents Again

I have never met a literary agent. It would be interesting to talk to one to find out more about their jobs and what they do on a daily basis. How much time they spend on queries. How much time they spend talking with publishers. How the whole selling a book process works… Most literary agents…
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Rejections

Since I’ve written a little about queries, I’ll now write about query rejections. According to my very unofficial approximated tally, only about 50% of literary agents even send responses. A general rule is that if you don’t hear from them in about 2 months, you can probably consider it a no. Many of them will…
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Query Help

There is lots of information out there to help you write query letters. Even with all that advice, you may have a horrible query letter and not know it. So then, you need to go to other sites for help with your actual query. Here are a few sites I have found. Mother. Write. (Repeat.)…
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Query Time Again

I just finished with my final edits of Frosty and am now ready to send off my query. The manuscript has been greatly improved over the last month and I hope it will attract some attention. I’ve decided to do something considered taboo. I am going to re-query a few agents. This is generally considered…
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