The Secret to Writing a Successful Query Letter

May 24, 2016 by MSWL Admin

by Andrea Somberg, Harvey Klinger Inc. I love receiving queries. There is such a wonderful sense of unlimited potential—perhaps this is the next manuscript I’ll fall in love with! Perhaps this will be my next bestseller! Of course, my excitement is somewhat tempered by the fact that I receive a lot of queries, and I can’t fall in love with all of them. But over the years I’ve noticed that there…

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When Creativity Meets Organization: How To Stay Organized While Querying

May 17, 2016 by MSWL Admin
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by Jeanmarie Anaya I’m sure many (if not most) writers have similar career circumstances as me. That is, writing is not what puts bread on our tables. (If you’re lucky enough that it does, fantastic! I hope to be in our position one day! ) Running parallel with my writing career is my day job. I’m a lawyer. (And yes, I do know what you call one hundred lawyers at…

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The One That Almost Killed Me: From Research to Querying, One #MSWL at a Time

May 10, 2016 by MSWL Admin

by KK Hendin, co-founder of #MSWL + #MSWL board member It took nine months to finish the first draft of the book I lovingly call The One That Almost Killed Me. Three months and counting of edits. Which means it’s time to start the process of querying. I have eight stories out in the world for your purchasing pleasure. Six novels self-published, one novella self-published, and one novella as part…

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