Thank you for posting your excerpt about query and cover letters, Carolyn. I especially appreciate your explanation about the differences between the two, and how useful they are.

I'm a no-name writer with some minor credits. Currently I'm writing a novel. Once I finish, I intend to query agents about taking me as a client. Do you have any advice you can give a writer in my situation?

I've written a query letter for this project which I'll be happy to post anytime you request it. I'm sure this query needs a lot of work; I might even have to trash it and start again.

And yes, I welcome criticism from you and the other participants. If I'm doing something wrong, I'd much rather learn about it BEFORE I query an agent!

I'm also looking forward to reading and commenting on the query lettters from other participants. I'll check out your link as well.

Mary Anne Landers