There are endless volumes on the market about freelancing and writing query letters. You can find miles of content on the subject. Opinions vary greatly, and every writer has an opinion on the right and wrong way to approach the query letter.
So what makes this resource different?
Both sides of the editors desk are represented here. Catherine L. Tully has been published in everything from Boys Life to American Style and has sent in so many queries that she is tempted to wallpaper her writing nook with them.
Joe Wallace hires freelancers for a wide range of material. In his writing career he has edited everything from television scripts to web copy.
Unlike some books on the market, we dispose once and for all of the notion that theres a right way and a wrong way to compose a query letter. The fact is, there are things you definitely will not want to do, and things you do want to do with a query, but do not fall victim to the assumption that you can or should copy successful query letters right down to the salutation, thinking that an editor would respect the right kind of communication.
We dont claim to give you the keys to the kingdom or the magic formula that makes an editor fall instantly in love with you. We just want to show you how to sell yourself and your work.