How to write an impressive query or pitch letter that will land you a literary agent, a publishing contract, and a fat paycheck. Follow these simple guidelines and get your proposal or manuscript in the hands of professionals who will help you succeed.
To open your letter in doesn’t hurt the flatter the agent but don’t take up much time doing this. Also, don’t be disingenuous. Refer to their work if you can. If you have seen them speak and they inspired you, mention that. If they are they are the #1 agent you want to work with, that’s good to share. If you have a referral, definitely let them know. Name dropping works in the world on agents.