As I discussed in a recent post, it took me awhile to sign with a literary agent. 7 years and 16 novels, as a matter of fact. I made a lot of mistakes along the way. And I’ve certainly learned a lot over the years.
Querying your novel can be terrifying. I know, I’ve been there. You put your heart and soul into your manuscript for months, possibly years. You’ve revised and edited the book to your heart’s content. You’ve had a few people beta read it and give you notes.
And now everything you’ve worked for has come to this: the success or failure of a query letter, a pitch that’s short and sweet, that needs to sell your book in a way that convinces a literary agent to request pages.
It can be a daunting task, but it’s important, first, that you relax. And second, that you don’t need to make the mistakes I made my first few years querying.
Today I put together ten tips I have for querying your novel, some obvious, some maybe less so, but all important to help you pitch your book effectively and find an agent to represent you.
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