Monday, June 03, 2013

Unlocking Query Letter Secrets By Example


21 Query Letters That Sold is a free e-book offered to subscribers of Mridu Khullar Relph's weekly newsletter, featuring queries that sold to The New York Times, Time, Ms., The Christian Science Monitor, and many more. You get the full story behind each query as well as the published article at the end. Sign up for your (free) copy at http://www.mridukhullar.com/ebook-queries/ .

Mridu Khullar Relph is a multiple award-winning freelance journalist currently based in New Delhi, India, and I trust her expertise. She has lived and worked in Asia, Africa, and North America, and writes for The New York Times, Time,The International Herald Tribune, ABC News (Australia), The Independent, Global Post, Parade.com, Ms., and the Christian Science Monitor, among others. Visit her website at www.mridukhullar.com
 
You'll also find query letter templates that were successful in my The Frugal Editor (http://budurl.com/TheFrugalEditor).  You'll also find the results of more than 100 of my interviews with agents about their query letter pet peeves in that book. The agents generously (and often humorously!) contributed in the interest of helping authors avoid booboos.

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Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .

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