Ariele of Reedsy asked that we share their blog post about the 7 steps for writing a query letter. Here's how it begins:
A starving writer stands in front of a mailbox clutching a hefty, brown envelope addressed to a publishing company. They say a prayer, push their manuscript in and begin the long wait for a reply that could make or break their career.
It's a romantic image, but most major publishers don't actually accept 'unsolicited manuscripts' these days. If that writer was serious about being published, they’d first seek out an agent. For that, they need a query letter.
For the whole story, including the infographic outlining the 7 steps, select How to Write a Query Letter.