Query Week 3: Send us your queries!

6 Jan

Twice in the past LTWF has hosted ‘Query Weeks’ in which we analzyed our own queries and those that were submitted to us by our readers. Since it’s a new year and many of you are gearing up to start querying agents, we thought we’d offer some guidance and critique if you need it.

The Rules

  1. Email your query to letthewordsflowblog at gmail dot com. We will pick a few queries and publicly critique the first week of February, possibly extending into the second week.
  2. Please include whether it is okay for us to use your name in association with your query or if you would prefer it to remain anonymous. If you like we can link to your blog as well, just be sure to include links!
  3. We are going to pick a few queries to critique, but we’re not going to be basing our decisions off anything concrete. Essentially the queries we think we can give the best feedback on will be selected.
  4. Please have your queries into us by next Saturday (January 15th) so we have time to work on them!
  5. We’ll all be critiquing as a group, so it doesn’t matter who the query is addressed to, but if you’re a stickler for details you can address your query to any of us, or leave it at Dear Agent.
  6. Prizes? Queries selected will receive multiple critiques; how awesome is that?!

Ask us your questions in the comments!


12 Responses to “Query Week 3: Send us your queries!”

  1. Sammi K Walker January 6, 2011 at 2:33 AM #

    I ❤ Query Week.

  2. Angela January 6, 2011 at 8:10 AM #

    Query Week is probably the most interesting part of LTWF. I should start working on my query right now.

  3. Patricia Beaudin January 6, 2011 at 3:06 PM #

    LOL, I love the prize because in way you’re kinda ugh, what sort of prize is that? But in reality, you know it’s a great prize.

    • savannahjfoley January 7, 2011 at 11:36 AM #

      We’re considering adding a prize for our favorite query to be a partial manuscript critique. Some of the queries made us long to read the actual books!

  4. Lea Kaplan January 6, 2011 at 7:40 PM #

    I have a manuscript in a second draft, but I don’t have a query yet. So I might just hold out and – assuming you have a fourth Query Week – submit next time.

    But I love that you girls do this! It’s awesome. ❤

  5. CA Marshall January 7, 2011 at 3:58 AM #

    Can we submit more than one query? Do the books in the queries have to be finished?

    Thanks ladies!

    • savannahjfoley January 7, 2011 at 11:35 AM #

      They don’t have to be finished, and you can send more than one. Thanks!

  6. Summer January 9, 2011 at 3:40 PM #

    When’s the deadline to submit these? I’m so excited! 😀

    • Summer January 9, 2011 at 4:01 PM #

      Just kidding, I read the Jan. 15 >.< Sorry.


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