Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Query Fest, #RWA10 - Update

As I have seen on the loops out there, many of you are just as excited about nationals this year as I am! I've already got my calendar filling up like you!

I did want to remind all of you about Query Fest!
Saturday morning from 8:30-10:30 in the Americas Seminar Room we'll be talking query letters. Jessica Faust, Christine Witthohn, Miriam Kriss, Paige Wheeler and myself will be taking the first hour and reading through query letters that come in. Bring in that query letter and we will do some cold reads. Yes, if we hear something we like, we might be asking for more.

During the second hour, we'll be breaking up into small groups, you get to work with agents one on one to clean up those queries.

Don't forget that the handouts are located online this year. I will have them on a computer with me but during the workshop portion, we will likely be using that information so don't forget to bring your copies with you!

Yes this will be early in the morning but I am convinced this will be a session you don't want to miss out out.

Make sure to get there early. I am sure this will be a standing room only session.



  1. I would very much like to take this workshop, but my WIP is not complete. Would it be bad form to have the agents critique a query for an incomplete book?

    I'm more than half done and don't want to miss the opportunity to learn more about how good/bad my query skills might be.

  2. Query fest is certainly open to everyone. The goal is to focus on writing that query letter. You certainly don't have to have a project ready to go - just a good understanding of the story to write the query.