View Full Version : I'd Like A Query Helper

sunday morning
04-06-2009, 05:03 AM
I've posted before about querying for my new novel. I've been doing this for a month or so, and no bites yet. I've revamped it & sent out a couple different versions of it, too, and still, nothing. There've been a lot more no responses this time...a couple said no, the rest were non-responders. I queried twelve altogether, so I don't know if this means my query needs work or if the wrong people read it.

Anyhow, I'm in luck with one of them because the one I had the most going for didn't actually see my letter -- I got it back in the mail return to sender yesterday because her address had changed & the forward time expired, I guess. So I want to rewrite it before I send it back to her & I'm looking for someone to help me with it. I prefer someone who obtained an agent from a query letter so you've had some success with this.

One bonus I have with this is that it's the first query ever I've had where I can say that one of her (past) clients told me to query her. I think my lead-in is pretty good, and better in this letter than in the others, I just want to see what I can do with the book description part. I want to perfect it before I send it to her.

Hope somebody can help me out. Thanks in advance! :)

04-06-2009, 05:29 AM
If you're are brave enough, fearless enough, and have the courage to type your manuscript on hot coals, come over to Query Letters & Synopses (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=174).

Post your query there after reading PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=124182) (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/misc/multipage.gif 1 (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=124182) 2 (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=124182&page=2)) and a bunch of neurotic nutcases will enjoy your twisting and turning as another entrant in query letter hell.

Best of luck,

Jim Clark-Dawe

sunday morning
04-06-2009, 05:38 AM
Thanks & I may do that yet, but for now I was just thinking of having a one-on-one sort of help if anybody's willing.

04-09-2009, 09:29 PM
I'd be willing to do a query swap with you. I'm not agented yet, but I have gotten requests for material from agents based on my queries. If you're interested, PM me.