A query letter critique is for you if:
- you’re preparing to pitch your manuscript to agents;
- you’ve already sent out some queries but aren’t getting any requests;
- you’ve written a query letter as a planning or revision tool and want some feedback to guide your next steps.
What can I offer you?
Query letters are notoriously difficult to get right, and the task can feel even harder when you’re so close to your story. I’ll be a fresh pair of eyes to give you an idea of the impression your query will make on an agent.
I will give you feedback on:
- how compelling your premise and pitch are;
- the impression given by your chosen comp titles;
- whether the query shows that you understand genre expectations;
- whether the query shows that your manuscript has all the core storytelling elements in place;
- anything that is missing, unclear or might be a ‘red flag’ for an agent.
I will send you the first round of feedback within 10 working days. You’ll then have a month to send me your revised query letter for further feedback.
Why should you hire me?
During my time as a Pitch Wars mentor, I read hundreds upon hundreds of query letters and helped my mentees to craft and polish their own. I know what makes a query stand out from the pile, and I can point out areas that might cause agents to hesitate. I have also completed training on how to edit query letters with the Editorial Freelancers Association.
Take a look at a sample query critique (link opens in a new tab) I did for the Pitch Wars blog.
Ready to book?
After making a secure payment through Stripe, you’ll be redirected to a booking form where you can upload your query letter and tell me about any accessibility requirements.
If you encounter any problems along the way, please contact me using the form below.
Got a question?
Send me a message using the form below, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don’t hear back from me within 48 hours, please check your spam folder. You can also reach me on Twitter (link opens in a new tab).