Agents (or their assistants) begin their days wondering if they’ll find a submission from a writer who knows how to craft a decent query letter.
These industry professionals endlessly are swamped with project submissions. It goes with the job of searching for talented writers with salable manuscripts that publishers will buy and produce into books (and other products).
Imagine, for a moment, that you are a literary agent.
Your agent work day begins when you open your computer. "Yikes!" Over 100 query submissions wait in your inbox. Where to begin? With coffee. Good coffee. Strong coffee.
Next, you scan the email SUBJECT lines and tag the ones that grab your attention. The rest head for delete-ville. You don't have time to send responses to these writers, not even the standard "thanks, but not right for our list" rejection email.
Then, you click and open the first submission. “Woohoo!” Big smile. Here's a savvy writer who's shown me what I want to see, right off the bat!
QUESTION: What generated your happy response?”
Tune in next week to find out.
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