Submission Guidelines

Authors who wish to contact us regarding potential representation should send a query letter with the first three chapters (or about 25 pages) pasted into the body of the message to queriesvsa@gmail.com.

We will only accept queries via e-mail. Query letters should describe the project and the author in the body of a single, one-page e-mail that does not contain any attached files. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please paste the first three chapters of your manuscript (or about 25 pages, and feel free to round up to a chapter break) into the body of your email.

We generally respond to queries in one to four weeks, although occasionally it will take longer. We will not respond to e-mails with attachments or attached files.



HOW TO WRITE A QUERY LETTER

The best query letters are well written sales tools.

Start with a terrific opening sentence that encapsulates the crux of the story. Remember that you’re selling here so make it one sentence that if I repeated to you on the street, you would rush out and buy the book.

Then segue into a one or two paragraph, concise, fascinating, unputdownable description, with a sprinkling of terrific plot points to pull me in.

Lastly, give me a short but thorough paragraph on you and your accomplishments, preferably in the publishing arena, but if not, then neat tidbits about you that make you more interesting than most.

AAR - Association of Author's Representatives, Inc