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

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Checklist: Is It a Winning Query?

Even if you have forgotten to dot all your proverbial i’s and cross all your t’s, it doesn’t mean that your query will be rejected. But why increase the odds against you? Look over the following checklist to make sure you’ve done everything possible to make your query a winning one.
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AGENTS’ ADVICE
Thanks to your research, you should have a solid submission list. But take a second and look at the list. Identify a select few agents or editors to test your idea on. Don’t blanket the entire publishing community with your first submission. You might get valuable feedback from an early round of submissions that ...

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