Workshop Your Query
Query: A Case Study
Below is just the body of a Query letter. The rest has been omitted.
Let me know what you think, and I will the disclose the statistics associated with this query at a later date.
1) Identify the strength and weaknesses
2) Who is my target audience?
3) What type of Publisher am I looking for? (This is may not be as cut and dry as it seems)
When thinking about the above questions...remember...the first goal is to entice the Publisher to request your manuscript.
Jay... if you're out there...take a peek.
Steel and sorcery clash as the harhn
incursion sweeps through the Hugue. Mankind faces its greatest peril without
the Order Knights of legend to defend them. Crusading deep in the frontier, the
Order is unaware of the savage beasts threatening their homeland as the Hugue
realms muster their armies for war.
Between a cunning harhn sorcerer, and an
alliance forged with the decadent darkfey, the horde threatens to extinguish
the domains of men. The key to their success lies in the abilities of a small
child unaware of her true power and future importance. Only Lord Baudouin and
Lady Lucia, a Dragon Maiden from the Order, stand in the enemy’s path. One must
find the strength to unify the realms. The other must discover the strength
within her, while coming to terms with the agendas of her Order. But only
together will there be any hope to repel the onslaught, and preserve the future
for a mysterious girl they do not know.