Query letter sample (below) reveals how you can double your chances of getting the attention of book agents and publishers. This article is part of a series called Get a Literary Agent. Before I share the ideal structure for book queries with you, I need to make sure you understand something. Publishing agents have to write query letters, too.
Below is a sample cover letter (otherwise known as a query letter) sent by an aspiring writer to a literary agent. In this case, the first-time author had a connection to the agent. Because of this, and because agents are very busy people, the writer kept the letter brief and to the point.