To get to the point of querying is amazing; 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 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, poetry collections, 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.
(If your book is shorter than this (such as a picture book) please include the entire text.)
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Paste in the first 3 chapters 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.
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.