Exercise #358: Craft
Another pause in the use of your Exercise #336 suggestions for Craft so I can use this one sent in by Mellissa Green. She wondered if we could do an exercise on writing a query letter.
I set about researching query letters. I discovered I don’t know much at all, but with the wonders of the Web, I don’t have to recreate the wheel. I found an excellent article on query letters: http://www.poewar.com/how-to-write-a-query-letter/
Today’s assignment is to write a query letter for one of your articles, stories, or novels, whether you have one ready to publish or just in the idea stage.
Critiquers, if you were a harried, underpaid editor, would this query letter catch your eye? Why or why not?
Word limit: 1200
Please use the subject line
SUB: Exercise #358/yourname