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by Limari
February 21st, 2010, 11:38 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for 'Hard Rock'- Commercial Fiction
Replies: 11
Views: 2387

Re: Query for 'Hard Rock'- Commercial Fiction

Woohoo! I'm on fire posting in this forum. My only addition to this already awesome critique group is to emphasize on personalizing queries. Agents are people too. They want to feel you are the right match for them, as much as you want them to be a right match for you. Why do you want that agent in ...
by Limari
February 21st, 2010, 11:32 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Echtra : Blood Magick - query letter!
Replies: 8
Views: 1581

Re: Echtra : Blood Magick - query letter!

Hi Wanda :) I just read your query and the suggestions provided, and one more occurred to me. Have you thought about personalizing your query? "Dear [agent]: I am seeking your representation because [insert personalization here]." Hahahaha I suck at this... Anyways, for me it would be: "Dear Ms. Rea...
by Limari
February 21st, 2010, 11:24 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Meeting of the Waters - query request
Replies: 21
Views: 3757

Re: Meeting of the Waters - query request

I agree with everyone that says don't mention what you DON'T have. You want to keep it positive, not negative, and play to your strengths. Many agents I've read emphasize that queries should be short and concise. Most don't even finish reading a query and reject it because it's too long. One minute ...
by Limari
February 21st, 2010, 11:15 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Prologue : The Changeling, MG Fantasy
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Re: Prologue : The Changeling, MG Fantasy

I like the beginning sentence and the two ending ones. My reaction was: "Ooooh I want to read more!". But in the middle, I got a little lost. I was trying to think as a kid, since it's aimed for a Middle Grade audience. Thank you so much for sharing!