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Dreamcatcher21
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« on: January 08, 2017, 12:53:53 AM »

Please help!

Is there a standard formula for a query? General font size, spacing, and so on?
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2017, 07:42:08 AM »

Yes! The general formula for a query is 12pt Times New Roman font, single spaced, with a space between paragraphs.

I'd strongly suggest you do some research on queries since you don't know the basics yet. Try googling 'How to write a novel query letter' or even 'query letter tips'. Here's a great website to read examples of query letters critiqued by an agent http://queryshark.blogspot.com/

There is a lot of info out there, and it's worth your time to really learn everything you can. You can write the best novel in the world, but an agent won't request your pages if they never get past the query letter. Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2017, 10:00:18 AM »

Yes! The general formula for a query is 12pt Times New Roman font, single spaced, with a space between paragraphs.

I'd strongly suggest you do some research on queries since you don't know the basics yet. Try googling 'How to write a novel query letter' or even 'query letter tips'. Here's a great website to read examples of query letters critiqued by an agent http://queryshark.blogspot.com/

There is a lot of info out there, and it's worth your time to really learn everything you can. You can write the best novel in the world, but an agent won't request your pages if they never get past the query letter. Good luck!

All of this.

You can also find successful QT queries Here: http://querytracker.net/forum/index.php?topic=19529.0
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2017, 09:48:30 PM »

I found the link below to be some of the most concise advice on query letters I've ever read. It's also written by one of QueryTracker's own.

http://www.eschlerediting.com/writing-a-killer-query-letter/

Hope it helps.  Smiley
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