The Query Letter, Part 3: How to Write a Query Letter for a Novel

In this series, we have covered the “small things” for which an author would need to write a Query Letter. These are the query letters for the short story and the nonfiction article, which can and often does cover a multitude of subjects. With a little adaptation, the formats for these particular query letters can … Continue reading The Query Letter, Part 3: How to Write a Query Letter for a Novel

The Query Letter, Part 2: How to a Write Query Letter for a Nonfiction Article

Previously, we discussed the best manner in which to present a piece of fiction to an editor with a query letter. This week, we will look at how to write a query letter for a nonfiction article. Wait, some say. Why not write about querying for a novel? Isn’t that the logical next step for … Continue reading The Query Letter, Part 2: How to a Write Query Letter for a Nonfiction Article

The Query Letter, Part 1: How to Write a Query for a Short Story

So you have written a short story – a story between 2,000 and 17,500 words. You have polished it, checked to make sure the characters are in their proper places, that the setting is right, and are otherwise certain this is the story you want to tell. Now you and your tale are ready and … Continue reading The Query Letter, Part 1: How to Write a Query for a Short Story

The Proper Format to Use When Submitting Short Story Manuscripts

Following up on the post which appeared two weeks ago, today we will focus on the format which writers ought to use when submitting a manuscript to a publication. The specific type of manuscript under discussion here is that of the short story or novelette. But since there is little difference between that preferred format … Continue reading The Proper Format to Use When Submitting Short Story Manuscripts