Welcome to Twitter Treasure Thursday! So, I had to do a little more digging than I usually do for today’s gem, but the hard search was worth it. I discovered an awesome link on Chuck Sambuchino’s Twitter feed: Query Letter Pet Peeves – Agents Speak. I don’t know about you, but I’m always, always, always looking for helpful tips and tricks for my query letters. And this article definitely has some great ones!
When submitting your all-important query to agents or editors, it’s not just a question of what to write in the letter—it’s also a question of what not to write.
I asked 11 literary agents about their personal query letter pet peeves and compiled them below. Check out the list to learn all about what details to avoid in a query that could sink your submission—such as vague wording, too much personal information, grammatical mistakes, and much more…
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Thanks for linking to Chuck’s post at Writers In The Storm, Jenna! We appreciate it. And wowzers, he gave great tips. There’s a part 1 to that post with more agent-speak as well, which is equally awesome. 🙂
Yes, he’s always a treasure trove of information! I’ll have to add the link to part 1 in the post as well. Thanks!