Query Rach Crawford

Thank you for your interest in querying me.

I understand this process can feel very opaque. Here is some information that I hope will make it easier to query me succesfully:

This is the best place to reach me with your work! If you have found an email online and are trying to decide whether to email or use this form - use this form.

Please include your query letter (including bio) and the first twenty pages of your manuscript (for fiction) or your proposal (for nonfiction). Although this form allows for additional info, I pay most attention to your query letter, so I'd encourage you to include the full letter--including bio--exactly as you would when querying via email. I'm more likely to be grabbed by personalized letters, feel free to let me know why you think we're a match.

I do not accept:
-- work I have already declined, unless it has been significantly revised and/or I have previously invited you to resubmit. (In which case please do note this in your letter).
-- queries for books for children (including YA).

I personally read and respond to all of my queries, and it can take me up to 16 weeks to read a sample closely. If you are still waiting to hear back on your query, please do not re-send it. Feel free to nudge me after 16 weeks. (Note I do not read and respond to queries "in order" so please ignore the querytracker timeline function.)

I understand the limitations of this format, and am very forgiving of wonky formatting that might arise when copying work over. Likewise typos, mistakes in my name, etc. Mistakes of this nature won't affect my consideration of your work.

Thank you for reading, and for querying. I look forward to reading your work.

Step 1. Tell us about the author

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Step 2. Tell us about the book

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