Slush Pile Survivor Query:
How to Write a QUERY Letter that stands out in the slush
—WRITING A QL THAT STANDS OUT IN THE SLUSH
What is it and Who is it for?
Query letters can make or break a writer's chance at getting an agent or editor. You can write the best story in the world, but if you have a messy QL, there's a big chance an agent or editor won't ask to read it. If you're ready to query but not confident in the preferred 3-paragraph QL format, or you'd like someone with QL experience to review your manuscript and letter, this service is for you.
How does it work?
Together, we'll apply the 3-paragraph format to your story and highlight the high concepts and hooks essential to making your query letter stand out from the slush. Depending on your preference, I can beta read your manuscript and review your query, or I can review and edit your query alone. Either way, we'll spend time discussing your query letter and any comments I make on your draft. Conversations are held via recorded phone calls that I provide for you, in case you would like to refer back to our conversation during any part of your query letter process.
What do you get?
1-hour phone call on how to write a query letter + planning how to write yours (pre-writing)
Full edit of your query letter
30-minute follow up call
For beta read + QL combo:
Full read of your manuscript accompanied with Story Grid breakdown of the 6 Core Questions
2 (one hour each) phone calls to review your story's 6 Core Questions and how to write a QL specific to your story
30-minute follow up call on QL critique
Query Letter and Critique:
Beta Read and Query Letter Critique: