Query Critique #13

This query deals with science fiction and features LGBTQ characters. Something I've seen quite a bit since I started doing this is that writers are forgetting to include the category…

Query Critique #12

This query looks at a picture book, which required me to do some research so I'd have something to refer to. According to this post by Mary at KIDLIT, a…

Query Critique #11

This query looks at a YA urban fantasy. However, I question whether it's really an urban fantasy. In urban fantasy, the city itself tends to be a character.  In Query #7,…

Query Critique #10

This query critique looks at a YA Fantasy novel and discusses the order in which one should present the parts of the pitch. Disclaimer I am not an agent or…

Query Critique #9

Today's query critique involves an adult novel that takes place in another country. Disclaimer I am not an agent or an editor. I do not have a college degree that…

Query Critique #8

Trigger warning: This query mentions suicide. I'm happy to see this novel has a diverse cast, including an LGBT and two disabled characters, which make me personally want to read…

Query Critique #7

Today's query is a fantasy novel. There are so many different subcategories of fantasy, that pinning down what you are writing is important when querying.  YASLA and Author & Pitch Wars…

Query Critique #6

Today's query is an adult memoir. Since I've never written a memoir before, I had to do some research to figure out how to provide feedback. What I've discovered is…

Query Critique #5

Disclaimer I am not an agent or an editor. I do not have a college degree that makes me an expert. I am simply sharing my thoughts on the query…

Query Critique #4

Disclaimer I am not an agent or an editor. I do not have a college degree that makes me an expert. I am simply sharing my thoughts on the query…