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

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Introduction

What Is a Query Letter?

Before You Query

Know What You’re Selling

Universal Query Elements

The Query Opening

Personalization

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