I Picked This Out of the Slush Pile

A real, live query letter for a project I sold

Below, you will find a real query letter an adult literary novel from my slush pile—reprinted with permission of the author—that I requested, read, for which I offered representation, (and she accepted). We then went through a round of edits and then I submitted it. It sold to Henry Holt at the end of last year.

Without further ado, here is the actual l…

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