How to Get an Agent to Request your Manuscript

Literary agents often receive over ten queries from authors a day – but they might only take on a couple of new clients each year. To stand a chance of getting their attention, your query letter needs to be nothing short of amazing (OR you need to be a winner in the IR Discovery Awards…one of the top prizes is submission of your book to NY-based Dystel, Goderich and Bourret Literary Management, whose client list includes indie–and formerly indie–authors including Tracey Garvis Graves, Colleen Hoover, Abbi Glines and Samantha Young).

Below we present Reedsy’s 7-step guide to writing a query letter that will get your foot in the door at an agency.

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