Monday, August 31, 2009

The Query: Queer-Eyed

I sigh for the queer query letter, that strange beast. So much is made of it...so very much. Here is Jane Friedman's take on its 5 essential elements. (Remember the other Jane Friedman? She got fired from her position as CEO of HarperCollins and is starting an eBook enterprise.) Anyway, for the query, it goes like this: (1) personalization, (2) hook, (3) bio, (4) basic info, (5) opening/closing. Sounds reasonable....zzzzzzzzz

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

'queer' as in peculiar, or 'queer' as in gay? ('gay' not as in happy)

Writer, Rejected said...

I like to think of it as both. It makes me happy.