GOING GOING GONE
Any writer who wants to land an agent to help them through the publishing maze, first must shift their submission format from dinosaur to digital. Snail-mailed query letters, written like they were during the Jurassic age (prior to 2015), are going extinct.
Forget what you've been told about query submission. Everything about the process has changed totally, and continues to evolve along with technology.
Query letters rarely are requested to be snail mailed. They're submitted via email and are read on the screens of laptops, notepads, and/or smart phones. This is why is your emailed submission needs to be digital-and-device friendly. Especially if it includes your synopsis and sample pages. Nobody, and I mean nobody, opens attachments.
Agents live in constant overwhelm created by the email-query tsunami. They read submissions wherever they happen to be, whether this is the commuter train, the gym, beach, at their kid’s soccer match. The device they always have with them is their smart phone. It travels with them . . . always.
When you submit a query formatted to be read on a variety of different-sized screens, the agent appreciates this consideration and makes a mental note that you're a digitally-savvy dude. You've taken the time and made the effort to submit material in a format that makes it easy for them to read. By so doing, you've increased the probability your material will be opened and read instead of instantly being sent to delete-ville.
So be smart, go digital. Fine tune your query format. Need some help? Check out my Query Letter Tutorial which includes a template that shows you what to put where and why. For less than the cost of a movie ticket, chemical-laced cola, and bucket of mystery-buttered popcorn, you can expand your mind instead of your waistline.
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May the words be with you!
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