Historista’s Guide to the Writing Life Part II: How to Write a Query Letter

Once you have compiled your list of agents and their contact information, it's time to pitch your book project to them in the form of a query letter. The examples and questions below assume this is a non-fiction history book project, but the general structure is adaptable for pitching trade books in other fields as well. The … Continue reading Historista’s Guide to the Writing Life Part II: How to Write a Query Letter

Historista’s Guide to the Writing Life, Part I: Why and How to Find an Agent

This is the first in a series of posts about how to go about pitching and placing a non-fiction trade book, if you have written one (or want to write one). There are three reasons to get an agent, rather than sending out your materials directly to editors: You don't have access to trade press editors, … Continue reading Historista’s Guide to the Writing Life, Part I: Why and How to Find an Agent