Now, bear in mind that it’s now been more than six months since I’ve read a query in a professional capacity. For all I know agents might have completely reinvented the form and instituted requirements that authors write queries in the form of limericks. But assuming things haven’t gone and changed all that much I […]
Thanks again to childrenschampforlife for submitting the query for critique! I really appreciate the author’s willingness to submit for public dissection. There were some clever turns of phrase in this query and I think the spirit behind it feels jaunty and fun, though the premise and the tone seems a bit on the young side […]
Monday! And this time we’re having a query critique. We won’t be having a critique next Monday as I’ll be in the fair City of New York, and posting will be sporadic. Below is the query, and I’ll be back later with a new post containing my critique. Please please please remember the sandwich rule […]
Thanks so much to everyone who offered up their query for critique. As always, if you want to discuss the queries in the comments section, please be polite as if your life depended on it. Because it does. I’ll reprint the queries in their entirety and then write my comments below each one. #1.I wrote […]
Whew, where did the day go? Let’s get to these critiques, and thanks so very much to the brave souls who offered them up for our learning pleasure. As always, if you would like to make any comment about the queries, please be constructive and ridiculously nice to the point that you might qualify for […]
It’s been a while since I’ve talked about queries on the blog, so I thought I’d do a couple of query critiques today. The first three people to post queries in the comments section will get a free public critique. It’s on!