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  1. #1
    Willis Wilburn

    query letter

    I have finished a manuscript based on my adolescent experiences with my best friend's older, mentally challenged brother. In my query letter I state "Based on true events and told from the author's first hand account..." Do agents find this to be a turn off? Would I be better off to just pitch it as straight fiction, considering the fact I am unpublished?

  2. #2
    Joe Zeff

    Re: query letter

    I don't think that the fact that you're unpublished is going to make any difference. Either it's the right thing to say, or it isn't. Without seeing the entire query, I can't be sure, but depending on what else you say, it could well work. Why don't you post the query, preferably in the Literary Agents forum, and let us nitpick it to death?

  3. #3
    Keith .

    Re: query letter

    Sounds interesting. I'd like to see the Q, too. Good luck.

  4. #4
    Sam English

    Re: query letter

    If you wrote it as fiction, then don't even mention what your inspiration was...we're all inspired by something.

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