To get to the point of querying is amazing; all that time spent drafting, brainstorming, editing, and editing even more... it's definitely something to be proud of! I have to say that personally I've never finished a novel-length project, so the fact that you're here and ready to query is so exciting!
As for how you got to my query page, who knows! But in case you're unaware, I'm currently looking for character-driven young adult, adult, short story collections, and graphic novels written with a touch of magic. I'm also on the hunt for artists and illustrators who are interested in doing work for picture books, covers work, and graphic novels. For a more detailed description of what I'm looking for, check out my MSWL here:
My QueryManager is a safe space for marginalized writers who want to share their stories, but I do take queries from those who don’t identify under that umbrella as well. Diversity is important to me, and representing people from marginalized groups is a priority of mine. If you're comfortable telling me, there's a question below that invites you to share which marginalized groups you're a part of. This is especially important if your identity informs the stories you tell. Thank you so much in advance for your trust in me.
Currently I'm putting more focus into finding some romance and sci-fi/speculative projects. I'd also love to see some picture books in the mix!
FOR AUTHORS: fill in the "About the Author" and "About the Book" sections.
FOR ARTISTS: fill in the "About the Author" and "For Artists and Illustrators" sections.
And now for a short list of personal rules that, if not followed, will result in an auto-reject:
NO memoirs or self-help books.
NO screenplays or scripts.
NO dystopian YA fiction.
NO contemporary books with a heavy focus on real world current events, politics, and social issues.
Step 1. Tell us about the author
Fill in these author-related fields.
Tell us a little about yourself and any writing credentials you may have.
Step 2. Tell us about the book
Fill in these book-related fields.
Enter your query letter for this book.
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Enter a one paragraph pitch for your book.
Who will want to read your book. For example, girls under 12, fans of John Grisham, etc. (500 characters or less)
List some books that are similar to yours. (500 characters or less)
Step 3. For Artists and Illustrators
Provide illustrations or art samples, if applicable.