Query Letters

A query letter should be short, never more than a single page long. Four paragraphs and a closing should be sufficient, especially if you have a great idea. It’s been said that if you can’t pitch the work in a sentence or two it will be hard to sell. We think complex works can be sold… but it isn’t easy.

The general format of a query letter is:

  • Connection or introduction;
  • Story pitch;
  • Author biography and credentials; and
  • Contact information.


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Writer: C. S. Wyatt
Updated: 08-Mar-2017
Editor: S. D. Schnelbach