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The Writer s Digest Guide To Query Letters

The Writer s Digest Guide To Query Letters Author Wendy Burt-Thomas
ISBN-10 1582975663
Release 2009-01-02
Pages 240
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Make That Crucial, Positive First Impression Anyone who's researched the marketplace knows: The path to publication begins with your query letter. If your query is weak, unfocused, or uninspired, an editor or agent won't even bother to request your article, novel manuscript, or nonfiction book proposal. But a well-crafted, compelling query sent to the right editor or agent is an essential sales tool for fiction writers and the most effective way for nonfiction writers to pre-sell your idea. In this book, professional freelance writer and magazine editor Wendy Burt-Thomas shares practical advice on how to craft persuasive letters that connect with editors and agents and ultimately generate sales for you. You'll learn how to: Conduct targeted research to find suitable editors and agents Hook an editor with a tantalizing lead and shape a summary that compels editors to buy Select the strongest slant for your book or article Use research and interview shortcuts that keep your query prep profitable Make your query rejection-proof by weeding out subtle mistakes that can sabotage your project Communicate your author platform and sell yourself as the best writer for the subject Complete with dozens of sample queries–some that landed article assignments, agents, or book deals, and others that never stood a chance–this book offers you a comprehensive strategy for presenting your writing ideas in a way that will increase your chances of publication. Though the title may lead some to believe it's strictly to be shelved as a reference manual, The Writer's Digest Guide to Query Letters is a smooth read from cover to cover.

The Writer s Digest Guide to Manuscript Formats

The Writer s Digest Guide to Manuscript Formats Author Dian Dincin Buchman
ISBN-10 0898792932
Release 1987
Pages 198
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Explains how to prepare a manuscript for submission, and shows sample proposals, query letters, curriculum vitae, title pages, tables of contents, forewords, glossaries, articles, and screenplays

How to Write Irresistible Query Letters

How to Write Irresistible Query Letters Author Lisa Collier Cool
ISBN-10 1582971552
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 148
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Original publication and copyright date: 1987.

Your Novel Proposal

Your Novel Proposal Author Blythe Camenson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015050258170
Release 1999
Pages 246
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Offers a step-by-step guide to the publishing process, including examples of synopses and queries

The Writer s Guide to Queries Pitches and Proposals Second Edition

The Writer s Guide to Queries Pitches and Proposals  Second Edition Author Moira Allen
ISBN-10 9781581157727
Release 2010-10-12
Pages 288
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Every writer wants to publish as widely as possible, and this book gives writers the tools to achieve a competitive edge and break into a wide range of markets. The second edition has been updated throughout and expanded to cover e-mail pitches, letters of introduction, pitching to international markets, how to pitch agents at conferences, and new markets such as greeting cards. This sprightly guide enables readers to expand their markets and increase sales by learning how to make the perfect pitch to magazines, publishers, corporations, and other potential clients. This indispensable resource provides writers with successful approaches to such topics as how to craft a query letter, create a nonfiction or fiction book proposal, approach newspapers with a column or syndication idea, get corporate freelancing jobs, and win a writing grant. Interviews with experts in a variety of fields and dozens of new examples of successful pitches, queries and proposals enliven and illustrate the text. Beginning and experienced writers will find this the perfect one-of-a-kind, desktop reference for developing the market approaches they need to sell their work.

The Night Child

The Night Child Author Anna Quinn
ISBN-10 9781538434338
Release 2018-01-30
Pages 200
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This breathtaking debut novel examines the impact of traumatic childhood experiences and the fragile line between past and present. Exquisitely nuanced and profoundly intimate, The Night Child is a story of resilience, hope, and the capacity of the mind, body, and spirit to save itself despite all odds. Nora Brown teaches high school English and lives a quiet life in Seattle with her husband and six-year-old daughter. But one November day, moments after dismissing her class, a girl’s face appears above the students’ desks—“a wild numinous face with startling blue eyes, a face floating on top of shapeless drapes of purples and blues where arms and legs should have been. Terror rushes through Nora’s body—the kind of raw terror you feel when there’s no way out, when every cell in your body, your entire body, is on fire—when you think you might die.” Twenty-four hours later, while on Thanksgiving vacation, the face appears again. Shaken and unsteady, Nora meets with neurologists and eventually, a psychiatrist. As the story progresses, a terrible secret is discovered—a secret that pushes Nora toward an even deeper psychological breakdown. “Anna Quinn writes with bright and assured authority, making this a remarkable debut novel you won’t soon forget. Her haunting story, expertly and lovingly crafted, leaves you breathless with both terror and hope.”—Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan

The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan Author Gia Cribbs
ISBN-10 9781488088926
Release 2018-06-01
Pages 304
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No one wants me to tell you about the disappearance of Sloane Sullivan. Not the lawyers or the cops. Not her friends or family. Not even the boy who loved her more than anyone. And most certainly not the United States Marshals Service. You know, the people who run the witness protection program or, as it’s officially called, the Witness Security Program? Yeah, the WITSEC folks definitely don’t want me talking to you. But I don’t care. I have to tell someone. If I don’t, you’ll never know how completely wrong things can go. How a single decision can change everything. How, when it really comes down to it, you can’t trust anyone. Not even yourself. You have to understand, so it won’t happen to you next. Because you never know when the person sitting next to you isn’t who they claim to be…and because there are worse things than disappearing.

Falls the Shadow

Falls the Shadow Author Stefanie Gaither
ISBN-10 9781442497559
Release 2014-09-16
Pages 352
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Cate’s sister may be a clone, but that doesn’t make her a killer. Does it? Murder, morality, and a slow-burning romance fill the pages of this futuristic thriller “for die-hard fans of Divergent and The Hunger Games” (Kirkus Reviews). When Cate Benson was a kid, her sister, Violet, died. Two hours after the funeral, Cate’s family picked up Violet’s replacement like nothing had happened. Because Cate’s parents are among those who decided to give their children a sort of immortality by cloning them at birth—which means this new Violet has the same face. The same perfect smile. She even has all of the same memories as the girl she replaced. She also might have murdered the most popular girl in school. At least, that’s what the paparazzi and the anti-cloning protestors want everyone to think: that clones are violent, unpredictable monsters. Cate is used to hearing all that. She’s used to defending her sister, too. But Violet has vanished, and when Cate sets out to find her, she ends up in the line of fire instead. Because Cate is getting dangerously close to secrets that will rock the foundation of everything she thought was true.

How to Write Attention Grabbing Query Cover Letters

How to Write Attention Grabbing Query   Cover Letters Author John Wood
ISBN-10 1582970238
Release 2000-08-15
Pages 208
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John Wood sees it with numbing regularity: the query letter that comes close to making a sale - until the writer makes some fatal, but avoidable mistake. &break;&break;So the Modern Maturity senior editor wrote this letter-writer's guidebook. Read it, learn from it, use its secrets to write queries that get accepted. &break;&break;Discover: &break; why boldness beats blandness every time&break; how to rocket your query right past the slush pile&break; how to make a big impression with a little cover letter&break; the 10 basics you must have in your article query&break; the 10 query blunders that can ruin your chances&break; how to dramatize your novel with a query/synopsis package&break; what a book proposal is, why you need it, and how to write it &break;&break;As you publish more, your professional correspondence will increase. Whether the correspondence is a complaint to your editor, a celebrity interview request or anything else connected with your career, you'll make it ring with style and professionalism with this book. &break;&break;Wood includes chapter-ending Question & Answer sections that clarify issues concerning the type of letter at hand. He's also packed the book with illustrative samples. You'll see many that are pure dynamite - and one real bomb. &break;&break;Read this book and immediately begin to write energetic, masterly, persuasive letters. Keep editors hanging on your words. Make them eager to buy your work.

You re Welcome Universe

You re Welcome  Universe Author Whitney Gardner
ISBN-10 9780399551437
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 304
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A vibrant, edgy, fresh new YA voice for fans of More Happy Than Not and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, packed with interior graffiti. Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award! When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural. Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art, and not even Banksy himself could convince her to give that up. Out in the ’burbs, Julia paints anywhere she can, eager to claim some turf of her own. But Julia soon learns that she might not be the only vandal in town. Someone is adding to her tags, making them better, showing off—and showing Julia up in the process. She expected her art might get painted over by cops. But she never imagined getting dragged into a full-blown graffiti war. Told with wit and grit by debut author Whitney Gardner, who also provides gorgeous interior illustrations of Julia’s graffiti tags, You’re Welcome, Universe introduces audiences to a one-of-a-kind protagonist who is unabashedly herself no matter what life throws in her way. "[A] spectacular debut...a moving, beautifully written contemporary novel full of quirky art and complicated friendships...this book is a gift to be thankful for."—BookRiot

Making the Perfect Pitch How to Catch a Literary Agent s Eye 2nd Ed

Making the Perfect Pitch  How to Catch a Literary Agent s Eye  2nd Ed  Author Katharine Sands
ISBN-10 1883953960
Release 2018-03-21
Pages 322
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Making the Perfect Pitch (2nd Edition) is full of sample query-letter excerpts, pitching techniques, essential lists of dos and don'ts, and insights into the tastes and preferences of literary agents representing fiction and nonfiction. "Do read this book, which should teach you pretty much everything you'll need to know." - Booklist

A Writer s Guide to Nonfiction

A Writer s Guide to Nonfiction Author Elizabeth Lyon
ISBN-10 0399528679
Release 2003
Pages 225
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Discusses the art and craft of writing essays, memoirs, how-to guides, travel, technical reports, feature articles, recipes, and other genres, and provides tips on the business side of writing, target audiences, and marketing.

Writer s Market 2018

Writer s Market 2018 Author Robert Lee Brewer
ISBN-10 1440352631
Release 2017-08-31
Pages 896
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The most trusted guide to getting published! Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market 2018 guide you with thousands of publishing opportunities--including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings feature contact and submission information so you can get started right away. Beyond the listings, you'll find all-new material devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover the secrets to writing better queries and selling more articles, tips to earn money from blogging, and how to develop a standout author brand. Plus, you'll learn how to create an effective e-mail newsletter, improve organization, and build a solid foundation for long-term writing success. This edition includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and book publisher subject index. You'll also gain access to: Lists of professional writing organizations Sample query letters A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook, featuring the 100 Best Markets: Includes exclusive access to the webinar "Funding Your Writing Career" from C. Hope Clark, founder of and author of The Edisto Island Mysteries.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Book Proposals Query Letters

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Book Proposals   Query Letters Author Coleen O'Shea
ISBN-10 9781101478615
Release 2011-02-01
Pages 320
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Tips for catching and holding an agent's attention. Essential reading for any fiction or nonfiction writer seeking publication, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Book Proposals & Query Letters provides in-depth information on composing a successful query letter as well as detailed suggestions on how to craft each element of a book proposal - from author bio to marketing and competition information to a synopsis for fiction writers. By following the same guidelines an agent uses when submitting her client's book proposals to editors (and selling them), writers are given proven techniques for creating winning submissions. ?The most comprehensive information on query letters found in any book on writing ?The only book on book proposals that also targets a fiction audience ?Author is an agent who also blogs to a readership of about 1,500 daily

A Writer s Guide to Fiction

A Writer s Guide to Fiction Author Elizabeth Lyon
ISBN-10 1101143886
Release 2004-06-01
Pages 272
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The second book in the Writer's Compass series from professional writing instructor Elizabeth Lyon offers both aspiring and established authors the fundamentals of writing and selling a great novel or short story. In addition to the basics of characterization, plot, pacing, and theme, A Writer's Guide to Fiction also features a plan for revising fiction, a guide to marketing, samples of cover and query letters, and methods of honing the writing craft.

Writer s Digest handbook of magazine article writing

Writer s Digest handbook of magazine article writing Author Michelle Ruberg
ISBN-10 UOM:39015060611335
Release 2005-01
Pages 248
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Writer s Digest handbook of magazine article writing has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Writer s Digest handbook of magazine article writing also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Writer s Digest handbook of magazine article writing book for free.

The Insider s Guide to Getting an Agent

The Insider s Guide to Getting an Agent Author Lori Perkins
ISBN-10 0898799090
Release 1999
Pages 244
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A literary agent provides advice for authors seeking representation and discusses such topics as what is expected of an agent, how to build a good working relationship, and the protocol for handling book deals.