Query letters

>For the semi-finalists, if you’ve changed your query letter and/or first 250 and would like me to post a revised version for SA feel free to email me at secretagentcontest (@) gmail (.) com.

Now as for my ongoing query letter critiques.  I’ll be starting that this Monday. 

Here are the Temporary rules (I will post a page with the OFFICIAL RULES by Monday):

1) FICTION QUERIES ONLY.  If you send me non-fiction/memoir I will not post or comment on your query.

2) make sure you include:
a. word count
b. title
c. genre

3)  NO ATTACHMENTS!  I will only accept entries that are pasted in the body of the email.

4)  By emailing your submission to me, you are giving implicit permission to have your work posted and publicly critiqued.  While I’ll be honest, I will not be harsh or cruel.  My goal is to give you advice you can use and learn from.

Policy on comments

Comments are moderated.

Comments that are overly harsh or not beneficial in any way, will NOT be posted.

Comments that disagree with my opinion are usually posted, unless they are overly harsh or unbeneficial.

5 Responses to “Query letters”

  1. Ebyss says:

    >You're a good peep. 🙂 Thanks for all the hard work.

  2. JayceeKaycee says:

    >Jess, thank you for allowing us to revise our query letter and first 250 for the secret agent. I received so many excellent critiques I was able to improve my submission by 100%.

  3. Rissa Watkins says:

    >Yeah, what JayceeKaycee said.

    Thank you for letting us send revised ones.

  4. Jordan Deen says:

    >I agree with Jaycee! I got go many excellent suggestions that my query has improved. Sent it the revised out and have received one request already. Yippee

  5. Trish says:

    >Me too, Jess. I received great critiques that helped tighten my query and first 250 words. Thanks so much for letting us send our revised version. I just emailed mine to you, but I forgot to add the post number.