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!
If you’ve been submitting short stories, but struggling to track and pick where to go first, there’s an easy way.
Are you using it, already?
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