For some writers, querying their work and finding an agent or publisher is a quick and easy process. If you sent out twenty or fewer queries before getting your agent, congratulations, this post is not for you. But the majority of us spend quite some time in the "query trenches."
Querying can be hard work. I don't want to imagine how stuffed with queries a popular agent's inbox might be. But your outbox can be just as full of sent queries. Keeping track of who you've queried and what has been requested and sent can be a full time job.
If you are pursuing traditional publication, then you are probably familiar with the tedious task of querying. One of the things that bothers me most when querying is the lack of an industry standard regarding sample materials. Some agents want five pages, some five chapters, some 5000 words. I don't
I am currently in the query trenches. If you are an author who intends to publish traditionally, then you know why they're called the query trenches. It's like a war. No, you're not under constant fire and you are still cozy in your home, but the tension you feel, the