Go Pro is a blog series in which I talk about the craft and business of writing books for kids. Last week, I talked about query letters, and posted a template for you to follow. This week, I want to get a little bit into one of the nitty gritty aspects of query letters: naming comparable titles for your manuscript! How to choose the right comp titles? Once you understand why comp titles belong in a query letter, this becomes easier. So here's the thing you need to know: Comp
Once upon a time, before I had this website, I had a blog on blogger. I haven’t updated it since I started blogging here, but there’s a lot of good stuff on it, and rather than migrate the whole thing over here, I thought I’d identify the best posts and pull them through to this blog.
So here’s the first of those: a query letter template, for anyone who needs it. I hope it’s useful! First, a quick word about query letters vs. cover letters and querying vs. submitting. We al