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Title: Synopsis in Query Letter for PB
Post by: beth-ogrady on May 10, 2015, 06:41 AM
When an agent requests a synopsis for a PB, how would you set up the query letter? My usual letter is to include the pitch, but with a 500 word PB, there's not much more for the synposis that isn't already in the pitch. Do you exclude the pitch and replace it with the synopsis?
 :thanx
Title: Re: Synopsis in Query Letter for PB
Post by: Stephanie Shaw on May 10, 2015, 11:37 AM
I'd use the pitch for the requested synopsis.
Title: Re: Synopsis in Query Letter for PB
Post by: carrots on May 10, 2015, 12:54 PM
I agree with Stephanie.

That way, it's both the synopsis and the hook in a bite-size chunk. Just as you said, they're really intertwined when it comes to PBs.

 :carrot
Title: Re: Synopsis in Query Letter for PB
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on May 11, 2015, 07:20 AM
The thing is, synopsis usually include the ending. So, you might include the pitch but add the end.
Title: Re: Synopsis in Query Letter for PB
Post by: beth-ogrady on May 11, 2015, 07:22 AM
Thank you for all the feedback. I basically did what you mention, Debbie. I adjusted my pitch to include the ending.