Last week I participated in Writer’s Digest’s One-on-One Agent Bootcamp. The course included a presentation on the materials you need to submit to a publisher (i.e. query letters, book proposals and synopses), six hours of agent access via a discussion board, and a critique of a query letter and ten pages of a manuscript.
I have heard a lot of tips about the finding-an-agent process over the years. However, as I sifted through the questions and answers in the Writer’s Digest discussion board, I was happy to stumble upon some new advice.
Below are eight tips from professional literary agents that I hadn’t quite heard before:
Literary Agent’s Advice on Query Letters
If you hired a professional editor to review your manuscript (especially if you are a debut novelist), mention it in your query letter.
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and professionalism in all our services;
Peerless, one of a kind, custom
artwork and graphics.
Professional multi-pass proof-reading and editing
Publishing guidance and stewardship.
We offer a range of editing and proofreading services as well as cover art and graphics design.
We feel that a second ...and/or third set of eyes can often pick up on things an author missed. So, during review, we look for potential phrasing issues and plot holes that can leave a reader feeling lost, as well as editing for grammar, punctuation, spelling.
We request that all submissions are sent in Microsoft Word but we can work with various formats if necessary.
The charge is 1.5 cents per word.
We also provide graphic design and page layout for book covers, etc. The cost of this work depends on how involved the project is. Normally the charge will be between $100 and $250CDN.
Please let us know if we can help you with your current project.HotPepperPublishing@gmail.com
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