How to query – In Simple Terms

1. Finish your manuscript – it should be as perfect as possible. (If you can, after writing your manuscript, put it away for several months, come back to it and read it again. Edit. Give the manuscript to a trusted, objective friend. Proofread the manuscript.) ...

5 rules for querying

There are certain protocols when querying an agent.  1. Agents will not expect that writers query one agent at a time, we will assume that writers are querying multiple agents. Do not send an email bcc:ing multiple agents! (This will do you no favours). When you are...

How to find a literary agent?

The first step after you’ve finished your manuscript is to find a literary agent.  This will mean querying agents. Most agents require a cover letter, synopsis, and the first 10,000 words of a manuscript. (Querying). Finding a literary agent can be like dating....