Tag: querying


Tips

Do you know what type of author you are? Are you an entertainer who has your hand on the pulse of the readers’ hearts and minds or are you the artist who pushes boundaries and challenges perceptions? Is the binding your stage? Is the typeset your muse? Do you come armed with a story readers will love or do you have a message that could...

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Tips

So, you’ve queried an agent or publisher with your manuscript and have been rejected. Unfortunately, they’ve provided little in the way of feedback about what you are doing wrong. What’s worse, the rejection came in the form of a canned letter. It can get a quite discouraging. After all, it’s not too much to ask for a reason for your rejection and little bit of...

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Kathie's Corner

You’ve polished your manuscript to a fine shine. You’ve researched publishing houses and found several that publish your genre. Now you are ready to prepare your query letter. I’ve heard several authors say that the query letter, with a short synopsis of their book, was almost harder to write than their manuscript. I know you’ve heard this before, but your query letter is your only...

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Articles

In today’s featured article, Diva Shay is going to pull from her background as an acquisitions editor and delve into how a lack of professionalism can keep you from being published. Rejection letters. Strange how two innocuous words such as these can make one shake in their proverbial boots. More often than not, a rejection letter consists of little substance beyond the indication that the...

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