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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Book Proposals & Query Letters by Coleen O'Shea, Marilyn Allen

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Chapter 8
Before and After You Click “Send”
In This Chapter
• A query letter checklist
• Playing the waiting game
• When and how to follow up
• What to do with feedback
You’ve done your homework: you have carefully and thoughtfully crafted your pitch. You’ve sought an objective critique. You’ve completed a final polish. You’ve double-checked your grammar and spelling. Done and done. You have taken that last deep breath and you’re ready to click “Send” or mail your query letter.
But wait! You just remembered that you hadn’t changed the “Mr.” to a “Ms.” Or you forgot to add that writers’ conference you attended three years ago. Or, whoops, you realize you didn’t sign your letter. That’s why it’s important to have a checklist and go through ...

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