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How to Send Query Letters Without Sounding Like a Crazy Person
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How to Send Query Letters Without Sounding Like a Crazy Person

Query letters seem like they should be easy, right? After writing a script of several thousand to a hundred thousand words, writing a one-page email should be cake.

So why do so many people have problems with it?

It’s because they don’t really understand the purpose of a query letter. A query letter is not designed to tout your greatness, it’s to interest other people to become part of what you are doing.

Most query letters are junk because nobody ever takes the receiver’s needs into account, but that is the purpose of emailing somebody right? To get them interested in your project? And the only way to get them interested is to show how your project can help them in concise, tangible terms.

So today I’m going to show you some of the keys behind a good query letter, and then I’ll show you a template I use to query people effectively.

This process can be used for querying artists, writers, editors or publishers.  First, let’s talk about some of the keys to a good query letter.

1.       It’s a…

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