So after months (and months, and months) of tweaking my query letter and sending it, I received my first partial request. Yippee!
Of course, I know this definitely doesn’t mark the end of this process, or any guarantee either way–it just means I’ve transcended one of the rungs on the ladder. The higher rungs that I’m yet to achieve include: a) A request for a full and b) An offer of representation. All these rungs come and go at different times–and everyone’s journey is different.
Still, for those who are interested, below is the letter that earned a partial request (with my comments included):
Granted, I know this letter isn’t a perfect formula, and what works for me may not work for others. And, it’s entirely possible that this letter won’t garner the same results with other agents. But it’s a nice conglomeration of the tips/lessons I’ve picked up along the way of tweaking my query letter, and I hope it helps all you fellow queriers out there!
Stay tuned on Friday, when I’ll be featuring the lovely Erin Kellison and her newest book, FIRE KISSED.