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WordSmitten's
Query Letter
Workbook

WordSmitten's Query Letter Workbook is the one we provide in our writing workshops. This guide is an easy to use workbook that provides a step-by-step approach to writing a contemporary, professional, and persuasive cover letter.

Specifically developed for unpublished writers, this workbook is for individuals who have written and finished a manuscript and believe the work is ready for a review by publishing executives. Whether you write fiction, or you have a non-fiction book proposal containing a synopsis and three chapters, these examples and lessons are your guide.

In three easy steps, you'll write a professional introduction, a one-page query letter, to send your manuscript to authors' representatives (literary agents) to ask them to consider your work.

We created this workbook in response to hundreds of questions, comments, and suggestions -- requests from our members to provide them with guidelines. In response, here's the information you asked for -- in a brief and understandable format.


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