Hello fellow writers. Query letters and pitches are my concentration today. There is so much help out there to write one-page query letters. Let me tell you that the most important thing is to be professional, and to pay attention to what the editor/agent/publisher wants when you query them. Keep it short and sweet, but professional.
The most important part of the query is the book that you are pitching to them, so make sure your pitch is a good one. Practice writing it, and then rewrite it until you get it the way you feel most comfortable.
Always edit your work. Make sure there are no mistakes even if you have to have someone read it for you, which is always a good idea. You are so close to your work that you don't see your own mistakes sometimes. It is okay to make the mistake, but it is important to fix it before you mail or email it.
Send only the information they request, and be patient. Never contact them, because they are busy. They will contact you if necessary. Rejections are a part of the business and you can expect a number of them before you find the right one for your manuscript. Be sure to leave a contact number and remember patience and professionalism go together like a hand and glove. You get the picture, now write, write, write. Good luck and see you at the top. If you have any comments BRING IT TO THE TABLE. I would love to hear from you.