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Query Letters that Work
“Query me.” Those two words from a literary agent can fill a writer with both elation and dread. Yes, it’s great that they want to see your work; but first they want to see your query letter, which is not your actual 100,000-word novel but
instead a 300-word distillation of that magnum opus. It may seem impossible at first, but this is the job. We’ll talk about how to understand your own story at a high level and then explore the best ways to convey those big ideas to an interested party, both on paper and in person.
Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, CURTIS C. CHEN (陳致宇) now writes fiction near Portland, Oregon. His KANGAROO novels are science fiction thrillers about a superpowered secret agent facing his toughest mission yet: vacation.