What NOT to include in a query letter – for writers

Sitting down to write a query letter can be daunting. I know. Writers can place so much importance on a query letter. But it’s important to remember to act professionally.

Literary agent Nathan Bransford wrote a list of things NOT to include in a query letter.

Some of the things on the list I just found funny. Do people really include those things? I guess they do. Read and decide for yourself.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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