Having just drafted a query letter for Sophie, I thought others could benefit from the resources I used. I originally posted these resources in Winter 2010, when I had just rewritten the query letter for Kwizera, but I still swear by these resources and all the helpful query tidbits these links imparted.
When you get published, you can thank me in the acknowledgements.
*An agent rips apart, I mean, gently critiques query letters sent in by writers, on the Query Shark blog.
*Advice from the queen of query letter advice, agent Janet Reid.
*More advice from agent Janet Reid who spoke about queries at a conference. Thanks to Kathy Kulig for sharing.
*Even more advice, this time on writing a 250-word query, from Janet Reid.
*Agent Nathan Bransford’s blog is full of great information for writers, including this on the anatomy of a good query letter.
*Young adult author, Elana Johnson, used to call herself the Query Ninja. Her blog still offers lots of advice on writing queries, and she offers her e-book From the Query to the Call for FREE (I have it).