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Title: Query Letter and Synopsis Examples?
Post by: brianna-zamborsky on March 06, 2016, 12:22 PM
Hi!

Working on query letters and synopses for my chapter book. Does anyone know of a resource that shows examples? I've found websites with tips but some sample letters and synopses to reference would be invaluable.

Thanks for any help!

Brianna Zamborsky
Title: Re: Query Letter and Synopsis Examples?
Post by: dinalapomy101 on March 06, 2016, 05:15 PM
Check out this thread for links to examples of query letters. I don't know if any are specifically for chapter books. I also don't know about samples of synopses are on this thread, but it's a starting point:

https://www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php?topic=79287.0
Title: Re: Query Letter and Synopsis Examples?
Post by: Dionna on March 06, 2016, 06:31 PM
I believe the Children's Writers' & Illustrators' Market used to have quite a few samples. And maybe Jeff Herman's Guide to Agents and Publishers. Writer's Digest online, I think has samples. Query Shark has examples that go from No to Yes, but they are not kidlit queries. Still the basics would be the same.

But.....have you hit the search right here?
Title: Re: Query Letter and Synopsis Examples?
Post by: Dionna on March 06, 2016, 06:32 PM
Oh...The Book by SCBWI!
Title: Re: Query Letter and Synopsis Examples?
Post by: brianna-zamborsky on March 06, 2016, 06:37 PM
Thank you, Dionna! I should find something out of all those options. The Book does not, I did check there, but they do have a good article on how to write them. Thanks again!
Title: Re: Query Letter and Synopsis Examples?
Post by: brianna-zamborsky on March 06, 2016, 06:39 PM
Thanks, Dinalapomy101! That thread should be very helpful.