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  1. YA SF Query Fourth attempt :)

    Hello! First - a huge thanks for the help I've received so far. I've made a few changes in this one: Thrown in a little more about the plot. ...

    Started by Emily MacGowan‎, 05-09-2011 09:25 PM
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  2. YA Query Draft

    No need to spend a lot of time on this -- just interested in first impressions: When everybody 15-year-old Tessie McVie hangs with looks at a...

    Started by Lawrence Tabak‎, 03-16-2013 05:42 PM
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    03-18-2013, 07:44 AM Go to last post
  3. YA Novel Query

    I am almost ready to begin querying agents for my YA novel. How does my query sound? Les Fairbanks attends an upscale private school in South...

    Started by Dustin Wright‎, 07-11-2011 08:59 PM
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    07-27-2011, 03:08 AM Go to last post
  4. YA Fantasy Query Suggestions

    I am soliciting thoughts on the query letter that I've pasted below. So far, this letter hasn't gotten a single nibble and I'm wondering what is...

    Started by Jill D.‎, 03-02-2011 08:24 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-03-2011, 04:32 PM Go to last post
  5. Writing them all the wrong way...

    Hi all, is this a good query? In the past all my queries were apparently not what agents like and I never knew it, until I read some sample queries...

    Started by DebbieBumstead‎, 09-03-2012 02:31 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    09-05-2012, 02:04 PM Go to last post
  6. Would you be so kind and critique my query, please?

    Thank you for looking. Obviously, I need some feedback on my query and will greatly appreciate any help I receive. I'm also unsure of what genre to...

    Started by Miranda Clementine‎, 03-25-2011 12:54 PM
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    04-09-2011, 10:39 PM Go to last post
  7. Would like to throw another V at you'all

    OK, I have listened and while I am not (just yet) willing to dump the first 50 pages I see everyones point that the story not about Cecilia's...

    Started by Satyrical Raven‎, 02-05-2011 06:09 PM
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  8. Will a novel work if the main character is unlikeable?

    I was married three times and my last two husbands died. I want to write about these events but not as a grief story. The heroine (me) is a kind of...

    Started by Pines223‎, 04-26-2013 11:35 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    05-24-2013, 02:27 PM Go to last post
  9. WHERE ANGELS LOSE THEIR WAY Query help

    Hello all. I have just finished a draft of my query letter and I'd appreciate some feedback. It's hard to step back and see it through the eyes of...

    Started by WALTW‎, 01-15-2014 06:37 PM
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    03-07-2014, 08:06 AM Go to last post
  10. What is this??

    Okay, it might be a dumb question, but I am at that stage where I don't even know my own name! Is the following the start of a query, or the start...

    Started by Debbi V‎, 03-01-2013 04:19 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-04-2013, 10:53 AM Go to last post
  11. Two queries, which would you vote for? All comments welcome.

    hi guys, I've been bouncing between these two queries and it's driving me nuts. On the one hand i know query version 1 isn't perfect and still...

    Started by Cas Webb‎, 02-11-2011 10:56 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-12-2011, 11:12 AM Go to last post
  12. Trying a new 'approach' to my Ql

    Let me know what you all think Raven Dear Agent, Somewhere Street Somewhere town & city Somewhere 000000

    Started by Satyrical Raven‎, 01-21-2011 02:55 PM
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    01-23-2011, 05:26 PM Go to last post
  13. Try II:

    Sally was six years old when she watched her drunken father murder her older brother and their mother. The event not only landed her in an orphanage,...

    Started by CAlexandria‎, 06-12-2012 12:51 PM
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    06-13-2012, 08:29 PM Go to last post
  14. Trouble with agent websites today??

    This isn't exactly about querying, but if you're trying to access an agent's site and can't get through, it may be registered via GoDaddy. GoDaddy...

    Started by Jeanne Gassman‎, 09-10-2012 01:27 PM
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  15. Trial Query for Work in Process

    Iím close to completing a detailed step outline for a thriller, so far accumulating about 15,000 words worth of 3x5 cards, scene fragments, dialog,...

    Started by jayce‎, 02-07-2012 05:45 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    02-08-2012, 09:18 AM Go to last post
  16. To twist or not to twist?

    Hi, My first topic - and it's a little unusual. Instead of posting my query (yet), I've got a general question. If my novel has what I consider...

    Started by Emily MacGowan‎, 04-09-2011 10:43 PM
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  17. Thoughts on Query

    You all were so very helpful when I posted my last query. I am hoping you'll take a look at another. It's my first attempt, so any comments are...

    Started by Jen Chatfield‎, 03-23-2011 01:05 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-29-2011, 09:11 AM Go to last post
  18. This query has worked a couple times, but...

    I'd like to know where I could "beef it up." It seems I have the hardest time writing cover letters and the synopsis of my novel. I think I get too...

    Started by Kyle Anderson‎, 09-27-2011 05:17 PM
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    10-04-2011, 03:35 PM Go to last post
  19. Third time lucky? YA query for Terra - YA scifi

    Hi everyone! Back for more! First, a huge thankyou to to advice so far. I've taken some gems from several people and tried to make it Ellie's (as...

    Started by Emily MacGowan‎, 04-19-2011 10:52 PM
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    04-28-2011, 01:34 PM Go to last post
  20. THE REDDER. Third Revision. Crossing fingers.

    Dear Agent Since she was six, Hazel Wolfe has heard a dark voice she attributed to schizophrenia, but now that voice is becoming all too real....

    Started by AinsleyRoss‎, 10-10-2016 11:00 PM
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    10-10-2016, 11:00 PM Go to last post

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