Monday, November 10, 2008

GumboWriters Successful Query Letter Sample #1

Dear Johnny:

My name is Bob Fisher and I'm the author of 8 published books, most notably the "Green Grass" series (Urban Books) which has sold over 90,000 copies to date.

I'm very happy with my success but I have never had an agent and I know if I wish to step up to the next level, I really need to partner with an agent who shares my vision of expanding beyond urban audiences into the mainstream market like Walter Mosley and James Patterson.

I have been encouraged to partner with the right representation by the support of my peers. In fact, I was humbled to have three New York Times Bestsellers Sam Sammy, Barb Bushwick quoted as calling me a "brilliant" author and one of two authors to watch.

I currently have a contract offer for my fourth & fifth books in the "Green Grass" series as well as a contract for another book in another series I've created. I would like for an agent to review the contract. And I'd love to discuss with you the steps I'll need to take so that together we can build a really solid mainstream career.

If you are interested in taking a look and talking about my next set of ideas for novels please contact me.

Warm Regards,
Bob Fisher

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