Send a Query to Leslie Truex at Blue Ridge Literary Agency

NOT accepting queries for books that have already been published.
No manuscripts with a word count under 55k or over 100K.

Your manuscript should be complete and edited prior to querying.

Fiction
#MSWL
Contemporary Romance
Romantic Comedies
Romantic Suspense/Mystery
Romantic Paranormal/Fantasy
New Adult Romance
YA Romance
YA Fantasy

By romance, I mean books in which the relationship between the couple is the primary story and ends with a happily ever after or happily for now. 

No erotica, historical romance (unless humorous or fantasy/paranormal), inspirational romance, women's fiction, science fiction, horror, anything that doesn't meet "romance" as outlined above.

Nonfiction:
If you're an expert either by training or by experience and have a developed platform, I represent the following nonfiction categories:

#MSWL
Small/home/online business
Marketing
Success-oriented self-help
Writing/authorship/publishing 


Your Query letter must include:
~ Your name (very important)
~ Phone number and E-mail address
~ Manuscript Title
~ Genre (including subgenre)
~ Word Count (NOT page count)
~ # of Points of View telling the story
~ Marketing Plans
~ For ROMANCE, please give heat level
~ 1-2 page Synopsis telling the story from beginning to end, including all important events in the story and the ending (including whodunnit in a mystery)

Your sample chapters should:
~ be edited
~ be double spaced with 1" margins
~ have chapters begin on a new page
~ have chapter headings
~ be in Times New Roman font
~ be in font size 12


Nonfiction Submissions

Please send your query, full proposal, and the first 2 chapters

Your Query letter must include:

~ Your name (very important)
~ Phone number and E-mail address
~ Manuscript Title
~ Topic
~ Word Count (NOT page count)
~ Relevance (why is this book needed now)
~ Short Bio (why you're the one to write this book)

Your proposal and sample chapters should be:

~ Edited
~ Times New Roman font size 12
~ Double spaced with 1" margins
~ Divided with proposal sections and sample chapters beginning on a new page with headings

About The Author

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Have you previously published other books?      
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About The Book

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(If your book is shorter than this (such as a picture book) please include the entire text.) Upload the first 3 chapters of your book, or your full book proposal if your book is non-fiction..
Acceptable file formats: doc, docx, pdf.
File Size Limit: 2 MB (same as 2,000 KB)

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)

Important: After submitting your query, you will receive a personalized link to a special page that you can visit any time to check your query's status.

If the recipient of your query would like to read more, they will contact you through that page as well as through email.




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