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I've spent the better part of my week off work trying to finally piece together a query letter for my novel - think 16 Candles meets My Big Fat Greek Wedding with a male main character- and most of the advice I've run into is for mysteries, fantasy and the like.

Query shark is where I've spent most of my time reading. Would you suggest I follow the basic model on that site - introduce the MC, dilemma, stakes - with a spalsh of humor?

Also - Any advice for which query letter editiors to use would also be greatly aprreciated.
 

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Hi, Greco. Have you read the highly informative stickies at the board dedicated to Query Letters? They can guide you pretty well once you've read and absorbed their contents.

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Hi Maryn
Yes I've looked at Andrew Jameson's posts and the work of others - it's sensational - I was wondering if the genre of the work influences the style of the query letter.
 

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Other than the general tone, I suspect not--but I'm hardly the expert. There's a lot more stickies, of course. Collect them all, right?
 

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