To query, please send a letter, brief synopsis, and the first 5-10 pages of the manuscript/proposal pasted into the body of the email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You should indicate the agent you are addressing the query to in the subject line. Please do not include email attachments with your initial query, as they will be deleted.
Average response time is 4-6 weeks, so please do not follow up any sooner than that.
Please do not query more than one agent at a time, so please consult our Staff section to review each agent’s interests and specialties.
We are very collaborative so if you submit to one person and they feel it is a better fit for someone else, it will be shared so there is no need to send to multiple people.
Please note that we do not accept queries by phone or physical mail.
Resources for Writers
Welcome to the Writer’s Life: How to Design Your Writing Craft, Writing Business, Writing Practice and Reading Practice
Before and After the Book Deal: A Writer’s Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting and Surviving Your First Book
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The Book Deal Toolkit with Courtney Maum
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