One of our readers submitted her query letter. Feel free to make comments, but please keep them constructive.
Critique Archive 0006:
Dear Ms. Agent, October 15, 2007
Like all aspiring authors, I am seeking an excellent agent for my manuscript. I am also looking for an agency that is willing to represent an author who has published successfully in a regional market, but would like to make the transition to national.
MY NOVEL is a romantic suspense novel set in the 1930’s, with roots in Providence, Rhode Island. The main character's story touches upon mental illness, falling in love during the greatest recession in America, and finding the answers to a troubled past in war-torn Europe. This manuscript is written in first-person and is approximately 90,000 words.
I have won writing awards at several local contests (from the League of Utah Writers). I'm also a member of a critique group.
Please contact me by phone, email or mail if the excerpt from MY NOVEL holds interest.