It’s Time to Query!
March 14, 2009 § 4 Comments
For the past six months, we – my writing partner Marc and I – have put together a collection of flash fiction, poetry and his illustrations. The creative work is done and now we’re taking the next steps. Although the boom in self publishing and publishing on demand allows us to take our product immediately to market (ooh, don’t I sound business-like?), we decided to try for an agent first.
Finding one should be tough, but the internet makes it easy. We’re using two free sites: Agent Query to identify agents and LitMatch for tracking. Agent Query identifies agents by genre, whether they accept email queries (so convenient!) and if they are currently accepting inquiries.
Since we’re sharing the work of sending out the queries, Marc and I created a account on LitMatch that we’ll share (wanna guess the password?) so we can each track the queries and responses we receive. No need to send multiple emails – we’ll just look online.
If you’ve sent queries for short story collections, I’d sure like your advice.