July 22-24, 2021


Query Letter Basics

Writing a query letter and querying agents can be a frustrating experience for writers, but it’s actually a very simple process. In this session, Jess Regel will demystify the query letter. You will learn the basics of how to write a query letter and how to get the best results from agents. Using her 10+ years of agenting experience, Jess will give you real-life examples of queries she’s received that have resulted in an offer of representation. Jess will also give examples of what not to do in your query and she’ll explain why. She will walk you through the thought process that agents go through when they are reading their submissions folders and explain how you can get more requests from your query. Writing a query is the first step toward getting an agent and getting published. Learn how to do it right to make your submission stand out!

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