Blogging 101: Day 4 Assignment – My Query Letter

We were asked to write a blog to our target audience.  I was drawn to this specific sentence in the assignment:  Maybe it’s the head of Random House, so she’ll skyrocket you into literary limelight.

I then thought about the query letter I have been preparing to send out to agents pretty soon and it felt like this is what I should post.  This is what I would like my dream reader – an agent or a publisher – to read.  I would also love for all of you to read it as well and tell me what you think.  Is it catchy?  Does it make you want to read the story?  Any and all thoughts are appreciated!

Here it goes:

Dear (insert agent name here),

I have a completed 130,000 word urban fantasy with mythological elements titled Sisters of Fury. {insert research on the agent here}

(start of pitch)

Rachel Kim was dead.

Slain alongside her loved ones she has been chosen to return to life as the host of a Fury named Alecto, a Grecian goddess of vengeance whose every thought is bent on retribution. Rachel is made powerful beyond all imagination, but the Fury does more than lend god-like strength. The goddess also floods Rachel with rage and violence making the struggle to comprehend her fate all the more complicated.

Once a prominent doctor struggling to find a cure for Reaper’s Seed, a pandemic that rendered women worldwide infertile, Rachel must now learn to master the burning madness that threatens to consume her soul. With the help of her sister Furies Rachel sets out on a quest to find the truth behind her death and bring an end to Reaper’s Seed.

Sisters of Fury is a story of betrayal and revenge, of the questions left unasked, and an exploration into what happens when one loses control of the demons that infest the soul. In the ultimate battle for her spirit can Rachel suppress her wrath long enough to understand why she was killed and the connection she has to Reaper’s Seed, or will the Fury engulf the last of what once was Rachel Kim?

This book could either be a standalone project or the start of a new series. If you are interested, I would love to send you the completed manuscript. I am a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and I was awarded highest departmental honors for my honors thesis, along with a substantial cash prize and entry into the history department’s annual publication. Thank you for your time and attention and I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Sincerely,

 

4 thoughts on “Blogging 101: Day 4 Assignment – My Query Letter

    • Thank you so much for the comment and I am glad you think so. I’ll do my best with it and let you know if I find an agent drunk enough to buy it 🙂

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