Sunday, September 03, 2006

Writing the Query: One-hundred-and-some samples from Miss Snark

If you've not formed an acquaintance with Miss Snark, the Literary Agent it's high time you did, especially if you've been slaving over query letters and opening pages. The Divine Miss Snark ran another Crapometer contest, inviting her readers to send in a query and the first page of their novels for her commentary, and from over 450 qualifying entries, she randomly selected just over 100 of them. Hurry over and have a look.

For those who didn't get selected for a thorough snarking, Evil Editor has opened a Lottery Loser Query blog, providing even more examples of what to do and what not to do.

2 comments:

Southern Writer said...

Want to be part of a THANK YOU card for Miss Snark?

Return a picture of yourself if possible, and no more than seven words to:

redheartnovels@lesiavalentine.com

A lot of us are getting hit with the clue gun and I have no doubt I will be one of them, but

I’M STILL GRATEFUL TO HER! Aren’t you?

Please help pass the word to anyone you know who might want to participate, but let’s try to

make it a surprise.

Thank you. Ans please delete this comment so she doesn't see it.

Katrina Stonoff said...

I wandered over from Miss Snark's.

Just wanted to say, I thought the first line of your hook was absolutely stunning, and your explanation of the Deathless (not to be called Ageless) was laugh out loud funny.

I'd read it. I'd probably buy it, just based on that.