How to Write a Great Query Letter: Advice, from basic to detailed, by professionals in the writing field
How Much Should You Personalize a Query Letter From columnist, professor, and blogger Jane Friedman.
How to Write the Perfect Query Letter Detailed how-to on writing the perfect query letter from Writer’s Digest’s.
How to Write a Query Letter (at a glance) Big list of links from Kidlit 411, a great source for children’s book writers.
How to Write a Query Letter – A Basic Breakdown Advice from the Sub It Club, a support group for writers and illustrators.
A Pretty Much Foolproof, Never-Fail, Silver-Bullet Query Opening From literary agent John M. Cusick.
The Query Letter Basic how-to on writing that first-impression letter from Writer’s Digest Shop.
Query Tips No One Tells Writers From literary agent Carly Watters.
Ten Ways to Make Your Submission Stand Out in the Slush Pile From literary agent Meg LaTorre-Synder.
If you are pitching to an agent (or editor) in person, such as at a writers’ conference:
Five Important Tips on How to Pitch a Literary Agent in Person From author Tracey Barnes Priestley.