How to Write a Query Letter

Know the Key Do's and Don'ts in Writing Your Query Letter

Writers looking to land an agent and traditional publishing deal: Have you started writing your book proposal? Are you worried about whether your proposal will entice agents? Do you even know where to start?

The driving force behind your book proposal is the query letter. Its main goal is to get the agent to request additional materials. Many agents receive hundreds of queries every day. They evaluate them very quickly, and dismiss them very quickly.

Yours needs to be outstanding to break through the noise.

Join Jennie Nash as she teaches you how to write a query letter that gets agents' attention. You'll break down the query letter into its foundational elements, perfecting each part to make the whole query sing. This class is applicable to writers of any genre, fiction or nonfiction.

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Your Instructor

Jennie Nash
Jennie Nash

Jennie Nash is the founder and CEO of Author Accelerator, which trains, certifies, and supports book coaches as they help writers write books worth reading. Since 2008, writers serious about reaching readers have trusted Jennie to coach their projects from inspiration to publication. Her clients have landed top New York agents, national book awards, and deals with houses such as Scribner, Simon & Schuster, and Hachette. Jennie is the author of 8 books in 3 genres. She taught for 13 years in the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, is an instructor at, and speaks on podcasts and at writing conferences all over the country. You can learn more about Jennie at and

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your refund policy?
We do not offer refunds for this course.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.
How can I get feedback on the work I do in this course?
The query is the heart of your pitch to agents, and it is so critical to the success of your pitch that we recommend getting professional feedback on it so that you can pitch with confidence. We have an amazing team of certified book coaches who have been trained in how to guide writers through the pitch preparation process and who know the publishing industry inside and out, and we would love to help you find the right coach for you. Tell us about your project at to get connected to a book coach.

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