Monday, January 19, 2009

Feeling Shark bit?

"I just wanted to thank you for the advice you gave me on your Query Shark blog. I struggled to write an effective query letter, and it wasn't until I applied your advice and wrote the revised version posted on your site that I started getting legitimate hits. And, I'm happy to say, I recently signed with an agent who I'm very excited about. Hopefully, we will have success in finding a publisher - we'll see - but I wanted to say thank you for all of your help."

Thanks again!

Query #64



Well! That's the kind of news that makes even the shark smile!




22 comments:

Just_Me said...

Yay for #64! And for the love of sharks.

*huggles Bruce the Shark*

Isn't he cute?

Margaret Yang said...

Wowie, wow, wow! That is awesome news.

Jael said...

Good job #64! It warms the cockles!

Crimogenic said...

Fantastic news! Congrats to #64. And to the Shark, you are one cool fish.

jeanoram said...

Wahoo! Congrats!

ICQB said...

Yay! All that and a new president, too!

BuffySquirrel said...

"...and welcomes little fishes in with gently smiling jaws...."

JS said...

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing this happy news.

Crittias said...

Congrats! Are you still in Kansas? I live in Lawrence and run a local writer's group. We should catch up!

Keary Taylor said...

That's great! I have a quick question...I was wondering whether it is adventageous or not to mention age when querying agents. I am 21 and so I am wondering if that would work for or against me should I mention it. Advice?

rebecca said...

Thanks, everyone! I'm pretty excited about it. All of the feedback on this site was a huge benefit in revising my query - I really appreciate it.

Crittias - Yes, I am still in Kansas. Olathe, actually. When does your writers' group meet?

Crittias said...

Our next meeting is Sunday, February 8th, 2pm at Mirth Cafe in Lawrence. It'd be great if you could join us and share some of your experiences with the group!

rebecca said...

I'll put in my calendar, and I'll most certainly try.

Crittias said...

Cool! Any questions/concerns, email me at ted.boone at gmail dot com.

Ann Victor said...

Great revised query letter. Interesting to see the "before & after" comparison. Congratulations on signing with your agent! :) Another good news story!

Alissie said...

Congrats! I went back and read the revised query and am happy to say that I like it. A lot. :)

Good luck of the road before you! <3

Alissie said...

Congrats! I went back and read the revised query and am happy to say that I like it. A lot. :)

Good luck of the road before you! <3

Nancy Beck said...

Keary,

I am 21 and so I am wondering if that would work for or against me should I mention it. Advice?

Don't bother mentioning your age. It's not important. If you were underage (15 or 16, for example), you'd have to let the agent know that, because then an adult would have to sign any contracts. :-)

Nancy Beck said...

And hooray to Rebecca for snagging an agent! :-)

Autumn's to do said...

Thank you so much. This is informative and quite hilarious. I've just sent out a query to someone at your agency so we'll see...

s.w. vaughn said...

Hello, Bruce! :-)

Super congrats, query sharker! That is awesome news!

shabaescaba said...

Even if this is late, congratulations. When I first read your premise, I believed it could be a winner. I hope things are going well.