The Querying Process 101: Links and Resources

Studying_Scott_AkermanBy Cecilia Lewis

Last month I shared a roundup of links and resources for writing a query letter and 10 Tips for Writing a Query Letter. So now that you’ve written your query, how do you manage the querying process? First, check out my post on 10 Tips for Querying Agents, then check out some of the great resources below. (This is not an all-inclusive list, of course, but should serve as a starting point for querying writers. I used many of these resources during my own querying process and have since recommended them to a number of clients who found them helpful.)

Beginning the Process:

1. Organizing Your Agent Research by author Elizabeth Briggs

2. What You Need Before You Query by agent Janet Reid

3. 6 Overlooked Steps by author Sarah Ockler

4. How to Survive the Query Wars by author Ava Jae

5. How to Find an Agent by author Janice Hardy

6. AgentQuery and QueryTracker, great free databases of literary agents


1. How to Respond to a Partial Request by author/former agent Nathan Bransford

2. How to Sub Queries and Full Manuscripts in the Digital Age by agent Jill Corcoran

3. When An Agent Requests Your Manuscript by author Susan Dennard

4. A post on granting an agent an exclusive by agent Jessica Sinsheimer


1. Unagented Revisions by author/former agent Nathan Bransford

2. How to Revise and Resubmit by author Kristin Halbrook

3. All About Revision Requests by agent Victoria Marini

4. Unsolicited Revise and Resubmissions by agent Natalie Lakosil


Know a resource that should be on the list? Have a question about querying? Leave it in the comments below!

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This post is part of my Links and Resources series. Check back the last Tuesday of every month for more posts in this series, and follow the blog for all my new content about writing craft, the submission process, and more.

Related Links:

-Query Letters 101: Links and Resources

-10 Tips for Writing a Query Letter

-Literary Agents 101: Links and Resources

-Writing a Synopsis 101: Links and Resources


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