A couple weeks ago, I put out a tweet offering to do a round of free query letter critiques, with the option to tip if you’re happy with the feedback and you have the means to do so. I still have a small queue of queries in my inbox, but from now on I’ll be going through a handful a day after work.
I’ve decided I’m going to extend this offer indefinitely and, depending on how high they pile up, perhaps longer, so if you’d like some help with your query letter, simply paste it into the form below, and I’ll be in touch as soon as I get to yours. (Please read the rest of this post first.)
UPDATE: With my normal work schedule of manuscript critiques and query packages, I am unable to provide free critiques to every author who submits. However, I am still selectively providing free critiques for query letters I believe have the best shot at getting an agent’s attention. Feel free to submit your query below, and if I believe it has potential, you’ll hear from me within two weeks.
Bear in mind that you will be invited to tip. The simple truth of the matter is that if writers of means are generous enough to make a small contribution to the cause, I’ll be able to keep this service free for those who can’t afford it. So don’t be offended. Take your critique and run. No harm, no foul. I’ll keep critiquing query letters until I burn out and shut down the free service.
Why does it matter if I critique your query letter? you ask. Totally rude, but fair.
In the past two years, I have critiqued hundreds of query letters of all genres. Dozens of those writers have reported a dramatic increase in full manuscript requests, and some have gone on to sign with literary agents. To learn more about my services and see client testimonials, visit my Manuscript Critique Service page.
What can I say? I’m a pitch b*tch. Try me out.
Submit Your Query Letter Here
Copy and paste your query letter into the form below. If you would like to purchase a query letter critique ($30, two passes, seven day turnaround), simply let me know in your message. Billing is via PayPal invoice.