Writing An Agent Submission Letter

For #ThrowbackThursday I thought I would share a really useful post from Helen over at Journey To Ambeth, which focuses on writing a submission letter to an agent. I know there’s lots of you out there that are in the process of writing your own books, and I think this may help. Please don’t like or comment on the reblog – hop on over and say hello!

Journey To Ambeth

img_3729After seven days of writing about an otherworldly weekend away with The Silent Eye, it’s back to reality with a rather prosaic thud – this post is all about crafting the agent submission letter.

I’ve written before about submitting your manuscript to agents – while I don’t consider myself by any means an expert, I have had a bit of experience in sending the things out. I also attended a workshop some time back at Bloomsbury, where a couple of London agents shared their idea of a perfect submission letter, and several other agents have commented that my submission package stood out from the others (although no-one has taken me on board as yet – boo-hoo).

So, how do you structure the all-important letter? (I say all-important because it’s the first opportunity you have to make an impression, and we all know how important first impressions are). Well, here are…

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