11 Mistakes to Avoid 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  • Mentioning unpublished manuscripts
  • Including not-so-hot cover art

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