The query letter is typically the first contact an author makes with a potential agent or editor. Top publishing companies do not usually accept un-agented manuscripts, so the query letter is often the first step in the publication process. Although short, the query letter must persuade the agent or editor to read your manuscript and take you on. A well-crafted query letter can change your career! The rate is a flat fee of $50.

If you are going to have Sterling Editing review your query letter, we need to better understand your characters and story elements. Because of this, we also need a 2-3 page synopsis along with list of major characters. Please provide a few sentences to describe each major character.