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‘The Renegade Writer’s Query Letters that Rock’ guides writers through query process

Posted on: February 19, 2009

"The Renegade Writer's Query Letters that Rock"

"The Renegade Writer's Query Letters that Rock"

The Renegade Wrtiers’, Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell, produced another outstanding book, “The Renegade Writer’s Query Letters that Rock”.  In their book, these two, well-published writers answer everything a writer needs to know to write and submit query letters that get them assignments.

In light-hearted detail, Formichelli and Burrell include two sections, Query Letter Q & A and Query Letters that Rock, that show writers how to produce winning query letters. 

Query Letter Q & A takes questions submitted to the authors, who also teach writing classes, by their writing students.  The wide range of topics covers all aspects of the query letter process from following up on query letters to submitting a killed article to a new magazine.

The section entitled Query Letters that Rock takes the reader to a show-and-tell session.  The authors asked editors of a wide-range of publications to choose a query letter that rocked.  The section contains 24 query letters, comments from the writers who submitted them and the editors’ reasons for choosing the query letters.  Publications included “AARP: The Magazine,” “Midwest Airlines,” “Oxygen,” “El Restaurante Mexicano” and “Writer’s Digest“.

For any writer from beginner to seasoned pro, this book reveals a wealth of information to make your next query letter rock.


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