Monday, March 18, 2013

Okay, any comments on my revised query letter? Thanks.

Abc company
123 Street Way
Anywhere, USA 12345

Dear Editor/Publisher,
Fifteen-year-old Melissa is caught up in a whirlwind as her nightmares become reality.  She discovers someone is hiding counterfeit money in coffins in the field across the street from her house; and to top it off her mom has a connection.

DREAMS, GHOSTS, AND COFFINS is a Young Adult suspense novel with a twist of true history. The word count is 58,900.

I am a member of the SCBWI and have written a range from poetry, short stories to young adult and mysteries.

Thank you for your time and look forward to hear from you soon.

Jeanette S. Andersen


  1. Couple of little notes - put hyphens in fifteen-year-old, and also put the title of your book in all caps: DREAMS, GHOSTS, AND COFFINS.

  2. @ Jeanette - It was a good query letter; most of all it was short and concise. You might want to add a short bio. Check out the reference book, "The Writer's Market." It lists thousands of magazines that accept open submissions as well as a list of publishers for full-length books. Moreover, it includes a query letter clinic.

    All in all, it is a must-have for all writers attempting to sell their work.

    Thank you,

    Daron Henson

  3. I just got a book in the mail today about query letters and it looks worth the cost. I know I need to add what book mine would blend well with in a separate paragraph that deals directly to the agent/publisher I'm sending it too.

    For me? I still think it's harder than writing a book. lol Thank you Daron.