letters from the query wars 5.20.2011

# of queries responded to this week: 136
# of partials/manuscripts requested: 0
genre of partials/manuscripts requested: n/a

Some things to NOT send me (all of which were in this week’s queries)

* rough drafts
* attachments
* screenplays
* nonfiction
* memoirs
* short stories
* queries intended for other people

What to send me (simple, straight to the point)

* query letter for your finished, revised and polished novel-length work of fiction
* first five pages
* synopsis of no more than five pages

3 responses to “letters from the query wars 5.20.2011

  1. It’s amazing people blow their chances by sheer laziness. Might as well send a sign saying: I DON’T KNOW HOW TO BE A PROFESSIONAL but indulge me anyway.

  2. The only thing that I don’t like about this is the fact that my prolog is five and a half pages long. I don’t want to send it in and have anyone think I can’t follow simple rules.

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