This superb resource provides professional guidance for all writing-related correspondence, be it a query to an editor, a request for a celebrity interview, or anything else. Writer's will discover: Why boldness beats blandness in queries every time; The 10 basics they must have in their article queries; The 10 query blunders that can destroy publication chances; How to rocket a query right past the slush pile; What a book proposal is, why itis needed and how to write it; How to dramatize a novel with a query/synopsis package; How to make a big impression with a little cover letter; Wood includes chapter-ending Question & Answer sections that clarify issues concerning the type of letter at hand. He's also packed the book with illustrative examples.
Bill Roorbach is the author of the memoir Summers with Juliet. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the New York Times magazine, Creative Nonfiction and many other magazines and journals. He teaches creative writing at Ohio State University.