This is a collection of the best advice I’ve offered on queries at my website and in my books.


What Is a Query Letter?

Before You Query

Know What You’re Selling

Universal Query Elements

The Query Opening


Comparable Titles

The Closing

Things NOT to Mention

Novel & Memoir Queries

Your Story Premise or Hook

Check for Hook Problems

Bio Note

What NOT to Include

If You Have a Series

Nonfiction Queries

Before You Begin

Narrative Nonfiction Hook

Prescriptive Nonfiction Hook

Target Audience

Platform & Bio