Please note that I only take queries on QM from BIPOC authors. Everyone else by referral or invitation only.
*** If you meet this requirement, could you please tell me how in the first paragraph of your query? It will help me save time and avoid accidentally auto-rejecting you (i.e., based on believing you aren't a BIPOC author) ***
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 by BIPOC authors. I'm also on the hunt for BIPOC artists and illustrators who are interested in doing work for picture books, novel covers, and graphic novels. For a more detailed description of what I'm looking for, check out my MSWL here:
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 dystopian YA fiction.
NO memoirs or self-help books.
NO picture books.
NO novellas or screenplays
NO contemporary books with a heavy focus on real world politics and social issues.
BIPOC queries ONLY.
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.