Getting Published - Writing a QueryWelcome to the next step in getting published which is entitled, Writing a Query.Getting Published - Writing a Query by ~LateNightLady
My previous article, Getting Published, Step One delineated how to determined the genre your literary fiction falls under and why it is important. I had the intention of jumping straight into looking for an agent, but I now feel writing an article describing how to write a proper query would be useful.
Once you have the genre in mind, finding an agent that represents that genre comes next. By this point you should have in your arsenal:
1. the Query
Queries are the first impressions you give an agent. Right off the bat, it says whether you have the ability to write concisely and how serious/mature you are in regards to your work.
Agent Janet Reid of FinePrint Literary Management has laid out a wonderful outline/check list.