Learn how to write great query letters for literary agents by seeing real life queries get critiqued.
Query Shark invites writers to send in query letters they have sent out or are thinking of sending out to agents. These then get critiqued on the website.
Before you send a query letter, it’s a good idea to read this blog to see if you’re making any of the mistakes literary agent Janet Reid has advised against through her public critiques of 300+ query letters (and counting). After her line-by-line critique, authors may submit their revised queries to the “shark.”
Send in your own query for a chance to have it critiqued on the blog—but remember, this shark is brutally honest.
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Featured links from the QueryShark website
- How QueryShark works
- How revisions work
- How comments work
- How to get your query thrown out of the queue
- How much do I have to get right?
- And if your query doesn’t get posted?
- Got Questions?
- If you want a private, not-public critique
How to send a query to the QueryShark
- Why do you REALLY want to read ALL the posts
- If you want your query posted, read and follow these directions
- Why you didn’t hear from me
- If you want a private, not-public query critique