Please put “Query: [Title of your book]” in the subject of your email. Please paste your query letter and the first FIVE pages of the manuscript in the body of the email. Include word count. Attachments will not be opened and will be automatically deleted.
QUERY FUN FACTS
WLA has found numerous clients in the slush, including Kiersten White (NYT bestseller), Mark Di Vincenzo (NYT bestseller), Kasie West, Tawna Fenske, and Meghan Rogers. It happened to them; it can happen to you. Don’t give up.
QUERY NOT-SO-FUN FACTS
Please note: WLA has a NO RESPONSE MEANS NO policy.
We’re really sorry about that. However, if you follow the guidelines (i.e. put Query: title), we will see your query. We will read your query. And we will respond to your query (if we like it).
Responses to queries tend to come VERY QUICKLY, anywhere from 5 minutes to 48 hours. If you have not heard anything within 2 weeks, you should assume we think your query is well written and that your book sounds interesting but that unfortunately, it is just not the right fit.
We tend to respond to partials VERY SLOWLY. If you have not heard back on your partial in 6-8 weeks, you should feel free to send a polite follow-up email. And every 4 weeks after that until you wear us down. We wouldn’t say this if we didn’t mean it.
Thank you, as always, for your patience! And best of luck to you all.