Working with An Agent: Step 1 – Writing your query letter

Yesterday I talked a bit about what an agent does, so now we’re going to get into the process of finding an agent for your work! Sometimes I hear people say that they’re worried that they’re not ready to sign with an agent because they don’t think they can deliver new...

My 2017 in queries

Thanks to the magic of QueryManager, I can share exactly how many queries I received this year, how many I requested, and how many clients I signed. So here goes: When I first opened up to queries, I was averaging between 300 and 600 a month. Things have settled and...

Who chooses the illustrator for picture books?

Sometimes in my agent submissions, I’ll see query letters that state that the author doesn’t have an illustrator for their book. This is okay. In fact, it’s expected! If an author is not an author-illustrator shopping a book dummy, then the...

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