Query Letter and Book Synopsis Services FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a query letter and synopsis?
    A query letter is a letter to an agent in effort to get your book published with a traditional publisher
  • What should be included in a query letter?
    Follow the standards and requests of the agent. Then make sure you sell your book in the time allotted. Try to correlate your book, to works they have represented or liked (check social media/internet).
  • How do you write a good query letter to a literary agent?
    Follow the standards and requests of the agent. Then make sure you sell your book in the time allotted. Try to correlate your book, to works they have represented or liked (check social media/internet).
  • What is a query letter for a book?
    Think of it as a resume for your book. It’s our way to get noticed, to get them hooked.
  • How do you personalize a query letter?
    Research the literary agent, find people they have worked with and use common threads to make them feel comfortable.
  • Why is query a letter?
    It’s an official letter you send to a publisher in effort to get your manuscript read and published 
  • How long is a query letter?
    Often short, many literary agents give their preferred format. Follow to a T, do not stray from it.
  • How do you answer a query letter?
    You don’t answer it, the literary agent does.
  • How do you write a query letter submission?
    Follow the guidelines on the agents page. Most, if not all follow industry standards and expect it to be followed.
  • How do you write a perfect query letter?
    Follow the standards and requests of the agent. Then make sure you sell your book in the time allotted. Try to correlate your book, to works they have represented or liked (check social media/internet).

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