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Author Topic: Cover letter vs. Query letter  (Read 521 times)
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« on: September 28, 2017, 02:43:45 PM »

Is a cover letter different from a query letter? I've noticed some agents ask for a cover letter. I'm just wondering if the terms are used interchangeably. I'm inclined to believe they are two different things as (it seems to me) agents who ask for a cover letter also ask for a synopsis. But hopefully one of you knows for sure.

Also, if they are different, what exactly should one include in a novel's cover letter?

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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2017, 03:19:19 PM »

You usually hear about cover letters when you're submitting something in its entirety (a short story or picture book, for instance). It's basically the query minus the plot summary: You give your work's title, genre, word count, etc, and your bio and that's about it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2017, 05:23:39 PM »

Okay, thanks!
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