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This is probably a dumb question, but maybe other people wonder as well.

Some agents ask for a "concise" or "brief" description of the submission rather than "query letter". Is this something different from the 250 word query?
 

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I'm spitballing here, but I bet they want a 250-400 word synopsis, single spaced with normal one-inch margins. That's less than a page.

As usual, ignore this once someone who actually knows comes along.

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This particular agent was for their own online form that was not query manager. Usually (said the person with CRS) I think it's agents who request submissions through email or their own online forms that say a "brief" or "concise" description. Query manager just has a spot for the query.

I have always thought that it was to get the blurb because people were sending a ten page single spaced email or something but now I'm questioning that assumption.
 

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I don't know for sure, but maybe a one-paragraph query would work, like the kind used for UK queries?
 

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