11 Mistakes Writers Make When Approaching Literary Agents

About to send a query Literary Agentsletter?

There’s the right way to approach literary agent with your query letter, and the wrong way – or rather, numerous wrong ways. Writer’s Relief details 11 mistakes writers make in the query letters they send to agents:

  • Cheesy lead
  • Bobbled blurbs
  • Groveling
  • Too much information about the author
  • Odd-looking pages and fonts
  • Vague flattery
  • Mentioning copyright
  • Writing a multiple-personality biography
  • Listing not-so-sterling publishing credits
  • Mentioning unpunished manuscripts
  • Including not-so-hot cover art

Read all about it at Writer’s Relief: 11 Mistakes Writers Make When Approaching Literary Agents.

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