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By: Writers on The Move

The first thing any writer who wants to be published has to learn is how to put together a good query. Nearly every journal, magazine, editor, publisher, and reviewer wants you to send a query first. Often you'll be asked to include a synopsis.  For newer writers or writer who haven't submitted for a while, these terms can be both daunting and confusing, and they aren't made easier by the fact that words can mean different things in different contexts.


Think of a query as a proposition. It is the first presentation of you as an author to an editor and you’re proposing that they consider taking the next step and request a whole article or manuscript. Depending on what you’re sending a query for, it can be an idea that you’re pitching as a freelancer, or it can be a single page cover letter which proposes that they request a full manuscript. It must be concise.

Why Do Queries Matter?

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. Writers On The Move: Hook 'em in: a three step process to writing a great query
  2. Why & How My Business Abandoned its Facebook Page | Jimmie Lanley
  3. Does Social Media Replace Websites? | Susan Gilbert
  4. Authors - How to Use Pinterest for Dull Topics and High Search Ranking
  5. Making the Sale: How to Sell More Books on Your Own Website
  6. The Business Rusch: More Passive Marketing (Discoverability Part 8) « Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  7. 3 Online Profiles Every Author Must Have (but not facebook or twitter) | Glenn Miller
  8. How to Sell to Libraries – Top 10 Strategies for Independent Authors and Publishers - Article Database
  9. How to Find And Use Top Quality Images for your Blog Articles | Social Media Today
  10. Drive More Traffic Using Hashtags!:  via @youtube
  11. Ten Ways to Use Breaking News to Buzz Your Book, Product or Business | Penny C. Sansevieri
  12. Dial Into Google Hangouts By Phone: This Week in Social Media | Social Media Examiner
  13. How to Build Community on Your Blog : @ProBlogger
  14. 5 Simple Ways to Open Your Blog Post with a Bang
  15. Is Sony's Exit From The Ebook Business In North America A Model For Barnes & Noble's Nook? | The Passive Voice |
  16. Experts Break Down the Elements of a Nonfiction Book Proposal - GalleyCat
  17. "@elizabethscraig: Intense and Marketable Novels? A Simple How-to - by Jennifer Slattery @Jenslattery"
  18. Blog Image Sources That Won’t Get You Sued! | Molly Greene: Writer
  19. Translating and selling your self-published ebook abroad
  20. "@elizabethscraig: What Is Copywriting and Why Should Indie Authors Care?  @tscopywriter"
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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