Send a query to Jessica Alvarez of BookEnds Literary

***DECEMBER 2022 UPDATE - BookEnds is closed December 16-January 4, and I may not be checking QueryManager during that time. I will get back to you as soon as I can in January. Thank you for your patience. Happy Holidays!

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Thank you so much for your interest in querying me! Please note that I reply to all queries and make an attempt to do so well within 2 weeks of receipt. Honestly, you'll probably get a response to your query within days, if not hours, but it sometimes takes me longer. For requested proposals and completes, I'm not as speedy but my response is usually within 12 weeks.

Despite what it says in the form below, for nonfiction, please don't paste in your entire proposal. Just a few pages of your sample chapter, please.

For subrights representation, just a quick explanation of your publishing history and what you're looking for is needed. No need to paste sample pages at this time.

I look forward to reading your query! Thank you again for thinking of me. And, please, call me Jessica. Ms. Alvarez if you feel the need to be formal, but Jessica will do just fine.

Step 1. Tell us about the author

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Have you previously published other books?      
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Step 2. Tell us about the book

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Enter the approximate WORD count of your book. Enter numbers only. Do not include any letters or special characters.

Is this book currently published or has it ever been published before?      

Enter your query letter for this book. (Tips for formatting and pasting text) Do NOT paste images into this field. Pasting large blocks of text can take several minutes. Please be patient.


(If your book is shorter than this (such as a picture book) please include the entire text.) Paste in the first 3 pages of your book, or your full book proposal if your book is non-fiction. (Tips for formatting and pasting text) Do NOT paste images into this field. Pasting large blocks of text can take several minutes. Please be patient.

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