After a resounding round of form rejections, I took a step back, revamped my query and synopsis, and am now getting back into the query trenches.
You’d think I know querying forward and backward — and I do, when I stop to think about it. But, recently, one of the query submission forms asked for a one-sentence pitch — a logline — I almost flubbed it!
I know, I talk a lot about queries and the querying process. You may have even heard me say most of this before, but I’ve decided to break it out again in a clean format. Because?
Query letters are hard.
Also? I made a nifty infographic!
7 Ways Writers Handle Rejection
How do you handle it?
When you’re querying agents, unless you’re both very skilled and very lucky, you’re likely to get a collection of… letters, before you get an offer.
And most of that collection will be form rejection letters.
Here are the 13 types of Responses writers get to query letters
If you want to be traditionally published, you’re gonna need an agent. Which means — you need to query an agent. Here are 9 terms you’re gonna run into.