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DON’T KILL THE QUERY
Among cover and query letters for children’s fiction, there exists one absolutely killer mistake that is frequently made by new writers. They forget why children read fiction. Most fiction that you write and will sell will not be assigned as homework, so none of the children who read it will be forced to read it. They must want to read it. Editors know this, so the number one thing they want to know about your manuscript is: will children want to read this?
That’s the number one thing you must prove with your query letter.
To learn how to create a query that conveys the fun of your story, listen to the full episode.