Query Critique Week: send me your queries!

UPDATE: All queries must be received by 12:00 AM Friday (Jan. 21, 2011) — so Thursday night!  I am (no surprise) receiving a lot of these, and I don’t want to be SO inundated that I can’t give everyone a quality-critique.  So, I said I’d be open until Friday, and I’ll wait until the very start of Friday and then close the submissions.  THANKS!!


Hey, that title kind of rhymes!

Anyways, to kick off the Let the Words Flow Query Week (which is the first week of February), I wanted to offer my own!  It’ll be next week, and here are the rules:

  1. If you want your query critiqued, email it to me by Friday (Jan. 21, 2011).  I will critique every query that I receive and email it back to you!!*
  2. If you are willing to have your query posted on my blog for some community critiquing, please let me know!  I will ask my friends (you guys!) to offer feedback on the query in the comments section, and I will also email you my own critique.
  3. To send your query, simply go over to that contact me icon in the left corner (it looks like an envelope), copy/paste your query there, and send it!  Or send it directly to susan (at) susandennard (dot) com — please, no attachments!
  4. Finally, spread the word!  The more the merrier!

If you want help writing your query, I suggest you check out “The Parts of a Good Query Letter”.  And don’t forget to tune in for Query Week on Let the Words Flow — we’ll be hearing from some agents, so it should be super exciting!

Now get your query letter ready and send it along!

You tell me: Will you participate?  Would you like to see more stuff like this from me — maybe first page critiques or 1-page synopsis critiques?

*Note: Contrary to popular belief, I am not super human. So if I get a TON of queries, then it might take a few weeks for me to critique every one!