Please join me today on the National Writing for Children Center website, where Part 2 to my article, “Writing Query Letters That Sell” will be posted. You’ll learn what you must always avoid when writing queries and the Top 5 elements of a query that will help keep it out of the slush pile.

While this website is geared to children’s writers, writing queries is for anyone who wants to be published, whether in magazines or books. If you do write for children, I guarantee you will love the National Writing for Children Center site and all the awesome resources it has!

Hope to see you there!

I wanted to alert everyone to an article I wrote that was just posted on the National Writing for Children Center site. It is Part 1 of a 2-part article (second part to be posted Monday, August 16) entitled “How to Write Query Letters That Sell.” Although this article is geared to writers for children, its principles can be applied to any magazine or book you happen to be writing.

Query letters are an integral part of the publishing business, and they can be intimidating if you’re not sure how to write one or what all goes in one. But once you do, you can master the art of writing them, which will bring you one step closer to seeing your work in print.

Please take a moment to stop by and check out, not only my article, but the NWFCC site. Suzanne Lieurance, a veteran children’s writer, instructor, and manuscript reviewer, has done an awesome job at putting together an excellent resource for children’s writers.

Tomorrow on my weekly blog, I will be discussing the various rights that are offered for your work and dissecting what they all mean. See ya then!