Query Hack: Critique #22 – YA Contemporary with #LGBTQ + Fantasy Elements

Dear Query Hack, 16-year-old Nessa Cruz wants to disappear. Better that than dealing with the aftermath of becoming Tumblr’s viral meme ‘Horror Anime Girl.’ The best she can do is vanish with her squad of awkward friends during lunch to an empty classroom, which has become their HQ. But when new girl Thadir wilts under … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #22 – YA Contemporary with #LGBTQ + Fantasy Elements

Query Hack: Critique #21 – Adult Historical Fiction

Dear Query Hack, The world of historical fiction is filled with vibrant stories of female empowerment. However, there is a huge omission in this world: the rich, uplifting stories of Black women as a powerful force of change. The Booker T Washington Wives Club, will add to this world. My story features a powerful triad of … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #21 – Adult Historical Fiction

Savvy Authors Blog: How to Write Specific vs. Vague Conflict in a Query

The purpose of a query is to entice a literary agent or editor to read (more of) your manuscript. Some literary agents will only read the manuscript pages if the query entices them enough, other agents will read both the query and pages for each submission they receive, and yet others will read the pages … Continue reading Savvy Authors Blog: How to Write Specific vs. Vague Conflict in a Query

Query Hack: Critique #20 – YA Science Fiction

Dear Query Hack, In the land of everlasting sun, girls await the Matching and obey the godsdamned Rules, but Isa Morta is sick of walking on eggshells. She's got a guaranteed ticket out—the ability to make the crimson desert tremble with her rage. Very intriguing opening!  Hiding behind a lifetime of pain, she finds herself … Continue reading Query Hack: Critique #20 – YA Science Fiction

iWriterly Video: How to Write a Query: Specific vs. Vague Conflict

Tired of getting form rejections from agents? Or, perhaps you haven’t started querying yet and you’re looking to stand out in the query box. Learn how to write specific vs. vague conflict in a query in this iWriterly video. The purpose of a query is to entice a literary agent or editor to read (more … Continue reading iWriterly Video: How to Write a Query: Specific vs. Vague Conflict