The answer is yes. Yes! YES!
Just last week a client of mine asked me to rewrite the query letter he had created for a juvenile manuscript. I had ghostwritten the story so was intimately familiar with the project and its potential impact on young readers today.
He sent out the new version of the query letter and received a request for sample chapters in less than 24 hours.
This author has never won any awards. He does not have other publications to his credit either for this age group or for any other, including adults. He doesn’t even work fulltime in anything remotely related to books, publishing or the media.
And yet he has what agents want: a strong story with current topical appeal that fills a void in the market.
If that describes your project, send out your query today! If you’re having trouble seeing how your project is unique in today’s market, please let me help.
Thanks for this! I’ve always wondered if I can get into the publishing house without any credentials, so this helped. 😀
Glad to be able to spread a little good news now and then!
So, how can I let you help me? I have a story idea, an outline, some sections written, a logline — even an idea for a series attached to the story. Let me know the next step!
I’ll reply directly to your email with more info. Thank you for the details!