On Seattle Wrote: DOs and DON’Ts for writing queries

Midge Raymond

Ashland Creek Press co-founder Midge Raymond is the author of the award-winning short story collection FORGETTING ENGLISH and a novel, MY LAST CONTINENT. Learn more at MidgeRaymond.com.

Welcome to the third and final installment of our guest post series on the fabulous Seattle Wrote blog, where Norelle Done has graciously hosted us over the last few weeks as we’ve offered info and tips for authors about publishing. This last post is a list of DOs and DON’Ts for authors writing query letters to agents and editors … it’s not necessarily a comprehensive list, but it contains some of the most common errors I’ve seen over the many years I’ve been an editor, whether reading short stories for literary magazines or reading submissions here at Ashland Creek Press.

If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, let us know. We’ll post your Q and our A in an upcoming Ask the Editor post.

And be sure to stay connected to Norelle’s wonderful blog –while oriented toward the Pacific Northwest and Seattle, her posts — from author interviews to book reviews to how-to articles — are great for readers and writers all over.

 

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Ashland Creek Press co-founder Midge Raymond is the author of the award-winning short story collection FORGETTING ENGLISH and a novel, MY LAST CONTINENT. Learn more at MidgeRaymond.com.