The Renegade Writer’s Query Letters that Rock

The Renegade Writer's Query Letters that Rock -- By Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell

By Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell

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This convention-defying follow-up to The Renegade Writer ensures that freelance journalists get the assignments they want more quickly and for better pay with the right query letter.

Successful freelancers and the editors that buy their work share their advice on pitching the perfect story, with more than 20 real examples that earned great assignments from major magazines.

Fresh, spunky, and fun to read, this handbook favors a proven renegade approach that gets freelancers more work for more money in less time and with less stress.

Includes queries that landed assignments from Smithsonian, LA Times Magazine, Parenting, Fitness, Writer’s Digest and more!

“After purchasing Query Letters That Rock my rejection rate is almost zero. First I know the magazine and I know the reader. If I email a query and it’s rejected, I send it out again to another market (within 24 hours). Plus, I write a thank-you email to the first magazine and send out another query. Developing a relationship with editors makes for assignments and contracts coming my way. On the average, I sell to about 300 paying markets annually. Most pay between $400 – $500, plus photos.” —Carolyn Tomlin