2013 Novel Short Story Writer s Market

2013 Novel   Short Story Writer s Market
Author: Scott Francis
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2012-08-15
ISBN: 1599636344
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2013 Novel Short Story Writer s Market Book Excerpt:

The Best Resource Available for Getting Your Fiction Published! The 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the best resource available for fiction writers to get their short stories, novellas, and novels published. As with past editions, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers hundreds of listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other important tips. Fiction writers will also find and increased focus on editorial to help give context to the listing content. From amazing craft articles (crafting emotion in fiction) to helpful business advice (marketing a small press book), the 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers everything a fiction writer looking to get published could want. PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the e-book edition of this title.

2012 Novel Short Story Writer s Market

2012 Novel   Short Story Writer s Market
Author: Adria Haley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2011-08-15
ISBN: 159963242X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2012 Novel Short Story Writer s Market Book Excerpt:

The Best Resource Available for Getting Your Fiction Published For more than 30 years, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has provided aspiring authors with the most complete and up-to-date information they need on publishing their work. This edition is the best yet, with more than 1,500 listings and more Edited byial content than ever before—with interviews and articles from industry insiders on pertinent topics like the importance of developing your prose style, creating a voice and authentic dialogue appropriate to your genre, strategies for self-publishing, and tips and tools to help you manage the time you spend on perfecting your craft. You also gain access to: • Thorough indexes that make choosing the best potential markets easier • A 1-year subscription to WritersMarket.com's searchable online database of fiction publishers (comes with print version only) • A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets Includes an exclusive 60-minute FREE WEBINAR with the staff of Writer's Digest Books that will teach you how to write query letters that get results "I can't imagine a fiction writer of any stripe not having this in their library." —James Scott Bell, author of The Art of War for Writers and Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure "This invaluable writer's resource is the foundation on which real dreams are built. A wise and necessary investment." —River Jordan, author of The Miracle of Mercy Land

2013 Writer s Market

2013 Writer s Market
Author: Robert Lee Brewer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 922
Release: 2012-08-05
ISBN: 1599636395
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2013 Writer s Market Book Excerpt:

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published The 2013 Writer's Market details thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents. These listings include contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Look inside and you'll find page after page of all-new editorial material devoted to the business of writing. It's the most information we've ever jammed into one edition! You'll find advice on pitching agents and editors, finding money for your writing in unexpected places, and promoting your writing. Plus, you'll learn how to navigate the social media landscape, negotiate contracts, and protect your work. And as usual, this edition includes the ever popular "How Much Should I Charge?" pay rate chart. You also gain access to: • Lists of professional writing organizations • Sample query letters • A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets Includes a self-publishing checklist, submission tracker, family tree of the major book publishers, and helpful charts. "Writer's Market can save you a lifetime of collecting, sorting, and updating industry info, and it's jam-packed with the things you need, including hard-earned advice from those in the field. As a result, Writer's Market gives you time--that most precious commodity for all writers--so you can turn your attention to the cultivation of your talent." --Julianna Baggott, author of Pure, Girl Talk and The Prince of Fenway Park PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the e-book edition of this title.

2014 Novel Short Story Writer s Market

2014 Novel   Short Story Writer s Market
Author: Rachel Randall
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2013-08-14
ISBN: 1599637472
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2014 Novel Short Story Writer s Market Book Excerpt:

The best resource for getting your fiction published! The 2014 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the only resource you'll need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. As with past editions, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers hundreds of listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other important tips. You'll also find an increased focus on all aspects of the writing life, from insightful articles on craft and technique to helpful advice on getting published and marketing your work. The 2014 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers everything a fiction writer needs to achieve publishing success. Check out interviews with award-winning author Man Martin (Days of the Endless Corvette and Paradise Dogs) and best-selling author and writing instructor James Scott Bell (Plot & Structure and Conflict & Suspense)!

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2018

Novel   Short Story Writer s Market 2018
Author: Rachel Randall
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2017-09-14
ISBN: 1440352798
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2018 Book Excerpt:

The best resource for getting your fiction published! Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2018 is the only resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. This edition of NSSWM features hundreds of updated listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more, and each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. Inside Novel & Short Story Writer's Market, you'll find valuable tips for: • How to take your readers on a roller-coaster ride by mastering the art of the unexpected • Weaving foreshadowing and echoing into your story • Discovering the DNA--dialogue, narrative, and action--dwelling inside all memorable characters • Gaining insight from best-selling and award-winning authors, including Steve Berry, Liane Moriarty, Junot Diaz, and more You will also receive a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com's searchable online database of fiction publishers (comes with print version only). Includes exclusive access to the webinar "Say What? Create Dialogue to Hook Readers and Make Your Story Pop" by best-selling author Jennifer Probst.

The Creative Writer Level Four The Creative Writer

The Creative Writer  Level Four  The Creative Writer
Author: Boris Fishman
Publsiher: Peace Hill Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2013-05-15
ISBN: 1942968302
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Creative Writer Level Four The Creative Writer Book Excerpt:

The culminating volume in the four-book series that guides students into the creation of sophisticated short fiction and mature poetry. Building on the skills taught in the first three levels, The Creative Writer, Level Four: Becoming a Writer guides young writers from idea to polished short story or poem in a single volume. Becoming a Writer also walks students through the transition from study to practice, broadening the series' focus by discussing the writing life -- how to find and submit to literary journals, how to develop discipline, and how to persevere in the face of rejection. Reviews and strengthens the writer’s grasp on the five essentials of fiction: plot, character, dialogue, point of view, and setting. Guides the writer into the effective, sophisticated use of the essentials of poetry: sound, rhythm, word choice, and structure. All exercises build toward the production of mature, finished creative piece Can be used as a complement to Writing With Skill or on its own.

2015 Novel Short Story Writer s Market

2015 Novel   Short Story Writer s Market
Author: Rachel Randall
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 569
Release: 2014-08-11
ISBN: 1599638614
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2015 Novel Short Story Writer s Market Book Excerpt:

The Best Resource for Getting Your Fiction Published! The 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the only resource you'll need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. As with past editions, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers hundreds of listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other important tips. New to this year's edition: Gain access to the exclusive webinar "Blockbuster Fiction: Exploring Emotional High Points in Popular Films" from best-selling author Cheryl St. John. This 45-minute webinar explores the ten most popular films of 2013--including Frozen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and more--to show you how to create intense, emotional, engrossing moments in your fiction. When you make your readers care about your characters and your story, you'll evoke excitement, indignation, fear, anxiety, tears, and laughter--and keep them hooked from start to finish. You'll also find articles and interviews on all aspects of the writing life, from in-depth lessons on craft and technique to helpful advice on getting published and marketing your work. The 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers everything a fiction writer needs to achieve publishing success, including articles and essays like these: • J.T. Ellison, New York Times best-selling author, reveals how to capture â€" and keep â€" reader interest. • Ransom Riggs, mega-popular YA novelist, shares advice on writing out-of-the-ordinary fiction. • Chuck Wendig, hybrid author extraordinaire, talks about the pros and cons of traditional and self-publishing. You'll also receive: • A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets "If you're looking for the best resource for connecting with publishers who are hungry for your fiction, you've found it. Ten novels ago I got my start as an author using Writer's Market guides." -Steven James, writing instructor and best-selling author of The King and Story Trumps Structure "If you can't go to every literary cocktail party in New York, get this book. It's an instant network." -Elizabeth Sims, best-selling author of You've Got a Book in You

Writing the Fiction Synopsis

Writing the Fiction Synopsis
Author: Pam McCutcheon
Publsiher: Bell Bridge Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-05-15
ISBN: 1611944473
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing the Fiction Synopsis Book Excerpt:

Never dread a synopsis again! Pam McCutcheon, multi-published author and acclaimed guru of the synopsis, guides you step-by-step through the process of creating the synopsis you need to understand your novel and market your manuscript. Updated and revised, this second edition is organized as an interactive workbook using extensive examples and worksheets to help you create and understand: What a synopsis is and why you need one What to put in your synopsis, what to leave out, and why How to include plot and character development in your synopsis How to add tone, mood, and considerations important to your genre Three methods to start your synopsis The key to a good synopsis How to write a back cover blurb How to use the plotting board to build your synopsis "Bravo! Pam McCutcheon has decoded the synopsis! Writing the Fiction Synopsis is packed with useful information helpful to both the professional and novice writer. I wish I'd had this informative book years ago. Writing the Fiction Synopsis is a must-have tool for all writers. Pam McCutcheon has given a writers a cure for the synopsis headache." -- Maggie Osborne, award-winning author of more than 40 books "I'd been to Pam McCutcheon's online workshop on synopsis and found it really helpful, so I bought this book, too. (Watch out everyone, I'm going to gush.) This is by far the best book I've ever seen on writing a synopsis!! And like you and many others, I've gone nuts trying to get my synopsis to say what it needs to say in an interesting and concise way without making it a yawner. I'm also one of those authors who writes a rough synopsis as a road map after I've written about 3 chapters of a book to keep me on track. This book makes it so easy. If you buy one book on writing a synopsis, buy this one." -- Lisa Mondello, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author "Writing the Fiction Synopsis is destined to be a classic!" -- Karen Fox, RITA-nominated romance author

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing
Author: Writer's Digest Books
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2017-01-13
ISBN: 1440348456
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing Book Excerpt:

Get advice from the best in the business on every stage of the novel-writing and publishing process! In The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 3rd Edition, you'll learn from established writers about how to make your novel a reality. Discover techniques and strategies for generating ideas, connecting with readers emotionally, and finding inspiration you need to finish your work. This fully revised edition includes an updated marketing section for navigating the unique challenges and possibilities of the evolving literary marketplace. Inside you'll find new essays from dozens of best-selling authors and publishing professionals detailing how to: • Master the elements of fiction, from plot and character to dialogue and point of view • Develop a unique voice and sensibility in your writing • Manage the practical aspects of writing, from overcoming writer's block to revising your work • Determine the key elements for success in every genre • Find an agent, market your work, and get published--or self-publish--successfully You'll also find interviews with some of the world's finest and most popular writers, including David Baldacci, Lee Child, Robert Crais, Khaled Hosseini, Hugh Howey, Stephen King, Dennis Lehane, George R.R. Martin, Jojo Moyes, Anne Rice, Jane Smiley, and Garth Stein. Their insights on the craft and business of fiction will provide you with invaluable mentorship as you embark on your writing journey. The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing is your go-to guide for every aspect of creating a bestseller.

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2016

Novel   Short Story Writer s Market 2016
Author: Rachel Randall
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2015-08-11
ISBN: 1599639548
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2016 Book Excerpt:

THE BEST RESOURCE FOR GETTING YOUR FICTION PUBLISHED Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2016 is the only resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. As with past editions, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers hundreds of listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. This edition includes articles and interviews on all aspects of the writing life: • Learn how to unlock character motivations to drive your story forward. • Imbue your fiction with a distinct, memorable voice. • Revise and polish your novels and short stories for successful submission. • Gain insight from best-selling authors Chris Bohjalian, John Sandford, Lisa Scottoline, and more. You'll also gain access to a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com's searchable online database of fiction publishers,* as well as a free digital download of Writer's Yearbook, featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/WritersDigest-Yearbook-15. + Includes exclusive access to the webinar "The Three Missing Pieces of Stunning Story Structure" by writing instructor and best-selling author K.M. Weiland *Please note: The e-book version of this title does not include a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com. "After you've written 50,000 words, there seem to be 50,000 different things you need to know to publish your novel. Novel and Short Story Writer's Market helps clarify options so you can find the best publishing home for your work." --Grant Faulkner, executive director of National Novel Writing Month "I've published more than 200 short stories, and Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has been an essential tool in my success. It's a literary bible for anyone seriously interested in marketing fiction." --Jacob M. Appel, winner of the Dundee International Book Award and the Hudson Prize

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 40th Edition

Novel   Short Story Writer s Market 40th Edition
Author: Amy Jones
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2021-12-07
ISBN: 0593332083
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 40th Edition Book Excerpt:

The best resource for getting your fiction published, fully revised and updated Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the go-to resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. The 40th edition of NSSWM features hundreds of updated listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. This edition of Novel & Short Story Writer's Market also offers • Hundreds of updated listings for fiction-related book publishers, magazines, contests, literary agents, and more • Interviews with bestselling authors Celeste Ng, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Beverly Jenkins, and Chris Bohjalian • A detailed look at how to choose the best title for your fiction writing • Articles on tips for manuscript revision, using out-of-character behavior to add layers of intrigue to your story, and writing satisfying, compelling endings • Advice on working with your editor, keeping track of your submissions, and diversity in fiction

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2017

Novel   Short Story Writer s Market 2017
Author: Rachel Randall
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2016-09-14
ISBN: 1440347891
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2017 Book Excerpt:

The best resource for getting your fiction published! Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2017 is the only resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. As with past editions, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers hundreds of listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. Novel & Short Story Writer's Market also includes valuable advice to elevate your fiction: • Discover creative ways to conquer writer's block. • Wield exposition and summary effectively in your story. • Amplify your author brand with 8 simple ingredients. • Gain insight from best-selling and award-winning authors, including Garth Stein, Patrick Rothfuss, and more. You also receive a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com's searchable online database of fiction publishers, as well as a free digital download of Writer's Yearbook, featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/WritersDigest-Yearbook-16. Includes exclusive access to the webinar "Create Edge-of-Your-Seat Suspense" by Jane K. Cleland.

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2020

Novel   Short Story Writer s Market 2020
Author: Amy Jones
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN: 0593191048
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2020 Book Excerpt:

The best resource for getting your fiction published! Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2020 is the go-to resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. The 39th edition of NSSWM features hundreds of updated listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. This edition of Novel & Short Story Writer's Market also offers • Interviews with bestselling authors N.K. Jemisin, Min Jin Lee, James Patterson, and Curtis Sittenfeld. • A detailed look at how to choose the best title for your fiction writing. • Articles on creating antagonistic characters and settings. • Advice on working with your editor, keeping track of your submissions, and diversity in fiction.

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2019

Novel   Short Story Writer s Market 2019
Author: Robert Lee Brewer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 515
Release: 2018-09-14
ISBN: 1440354537
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Short Story Writer s Market 2019 Book Excerpt:

THE BEST RESOURCE FOR GETTING YOUR FICTION PUBLISHED Novel & Short Story Writer's Market 2019 is the only resource you need to get your short stories, novellas, and novels published. The 38th edition of NSSWM features hundreds of updated listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests, and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other essential tips. Novel & Short Story Writer's Market also offers valuable advice to elevate your fiction: • Break down the anatomy of a great short story. • Learn how to create an antagonistic setting and incorporate conflict into your fiction. • Discover the important elements of complexity and how to use those elements to develop your story. • Gain insight from best-selling and award-winning authors, including George Saunders, Kristin Hannah, Roxane Gay, and more.

2011 Novel And Short Story Writer s Market

2011 Novel And Short Story Writer s Market
Author: Alice Pope
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2010-07-22
ISBN: 1599634287
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2011 Novel And Short Story Writer s Market Book Excerpt:

Now includes a subscription to NSSWM online (the fiction section of writersmarket.com). For 28 years, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has been the only resource of its kind exclusively for fiction writers. Anyone who is writing novels and/or storiesâ€"whether romance or literary, horror or graphic novelâ€"needs this resource to help them prepare their submissions and sell their work. You'll have access to listings for over 1,100 book publishers, magazines, literary agents, writing contests and conferences, each containing current contact information, editorial needs, schedules and guidelines that save writers time and take the guesswork out of the submission process. NSSWM includes more than 100 pages of listings for literary journals alone and another 100 pages of book publishers (easily four times as many markets for fiction writers as Writer's Market offers). It also features over a 100 pages of original content: interviews with working editors and writers, how-tos on the craft of fiction, and articles on the business of getting published.

Writer s Market 100th Edition

Writer s Market 100th Edition
Author: Robert Lee Brewer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2021-11-09
ISBN: 0593332040
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writer s Market 100th Edition Book Excerpt:

The most trusted guide to getting published, fully revised and updated Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market, 100th edition guide you through the process. It's the ultimate reference with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents—as well as new playwriting and screenwriting sections, along with contact and submission information. Beyond the listings, you'll find articles devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover 20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing, how to develop an author brand, and overlooked funds for writers. This 100th edition also includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and book publisher subject index. You'll gain access to: • Thousands of updated listings for book publishers, magazines, contests, and literary agents • Articles devoted to the business and promotion of writing • A newly revised "How Much Should I Charge?" pay rate chart • Sample query letters for fiction and nonfiction • Lists of professional writing organizations

Writer s Market 2020

Writer s Market 2020
Author: Robert Lee Brewer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN: 0593188195
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writer s Market 2020 Book Excerpt:

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published! Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market 2020 guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents—as well as new playwriting and screenwriting sections. These listings feature contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Beyond the listings, you'll find articles devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover 20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing, how to develop an author brand, and overlooked funds for writers. This edition also includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and book publisher subject index! You also gain access to: • Lists of professional writing organizations • Sample query letters • How to land a six-figure book deal

The History of British Women s Writing 1970 Present

The History of British Women s Writing  1970 Present
Author: Mary Eagleton,Emma Parker
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN: 1137294817
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of British Women s Writing 1970 Present Book Excerpt:

This book maps the most active and vibrant period in the history of British women's writing. Examining changes and continuities in fiction, poetry, drama, and journalism, as well as women's engagement with a range of literary and popular genres, the essays in this volume highlight the range and diversity of women's writing since 1970.

Britannica Book of the Year 2014

Britannica Book of the Year 2014
Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Publsiher: Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.
Total Pages: 882
Release: 2014-03-01
ISBN: 1625131712
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Britannica Book of the Year 2014 Book Excerpt:

The Britannica Book of the Year 2014 provides a valuable viewpoint of the people and events that shaped the year and serves as a great reference source for the latest news on the ever changing populations, governments, and economies throughout the world. It is an accurate and comprehensive reference that you will reach for again and again.

Writer s Market 2019

Writer s Market 2019
Author: Robert Lee Brewer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 890
Release: 2018-08-22
ISBN: 1440354510
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writer s Market 2019 Book Excerpt:

Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market 2019 guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and literary agents--as well as new playwriting and screenwriting sections. These listings feature contact and submission information to help writers get their work published. Beyond the listings, you'll find all-new material devoted to the business and promotion of writing. Discover the secrets to ten-minute marketing, how to make money covering live events, and seven steps to doubling your writing income. Plus, you'll learn how to do video effectively, create a business plan for success, and so much more. This edition includes the ever-popular pay-rate chart and book publisher subject index! You also gain access to: • Lists of professional writing organizations • Sample query letters