Are you ready to approach literary agents, but want to feel more confident about the agent query email or cover letter you’re planning to send?
Literary agents and publishers are notorious for receiving a mountain of emails from aspiring authors. They’re also infamous for not writing back.
Your query email is the first thing these decision-makers see. Isn’t it worth getting an experienced industry professional to read your draft query before you send it?
In my work as an author mentor and developmental editor, and as a former in-house editor and literary agent, I’ve seen loads of queries. I’m still shocked by how little thought many writers put into these self-introductions. Many writers set themselves up for instant rejection from literary agents and book publishers without even knowing it.
How it works: Quick Query Check
Simply forward me your draft email (or pasted into a Word or Google Doc), and I’ll read it and respond with written annotations and queries. You’ll get:
- my thoughts on what’s working well in your query
- the questions that cross my mind as I read it
- the likely reservations that senior sales and marketing executives might have, as well as ways to address them
- and crucially, I will identify what’s missing from your query letter.
In short, I’ll give you all the thoughts that cross the minds of agents and publishers as they review submissions.
Lack of feedback is one of the main complaints from writers seeking a literary agent or book publisher. But my Quick Query Check gives you that feedback before you make a single submission.
Revise your query letter ahead of time and maximise your chances of winning an agent and getting a book deal.