Query Letter Critiques

January 15th, 2018 - February 23rd, 2018

with Kris Asselin

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Getting ready to query agents? Or querying already and not finding success? Get query letter feedback from author Kris Asselin, the "Query Godmother." You'll submit your query, and exchange feedback with your peers. Kris will post her written comments and then will lead the group in a debrief and Q&A call after the first round of critique. Participants will get a chance to revise their queries and resubmit to the group for a second round of feedback. *This workshop also includes an hour-long recorded lecture on query writing with Kris Asselin.

Inked Voices and Kris Asselin are pleased to offer a spot, free of cost, to a writer from a diverse background. Learn more: https://inkedvoices.typeform.com/to/zPRcoP


Who this workshop is for: Writers interested in querying agents for traditional publication.

Focus: picture books

Group size: 8 writers

Submissions: There will be two rounds of submissions and feedback. Submit your query. You may optionally submit your novel synopsis or PB manuscript to help participants more effectively critique your query.


Members: $50; Non-members: $86

About Kris Asselin

Kristine Asselin is the author of sixteen works of children’s nonfiction as well as the YA novel Any Way You Slice It. Her debut Middle Grade novel comes out in February 2018.

Kris' last round of queries received over 50% request rate, and gave her three agent offers. As a query expert she has presented workshops for Romance Writers of America (RWA - New England Region), New England SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), New Jersey SCBWI, The Writers Loft in Sherborn, MA, Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, MA, and Hollihock Writers Conference.

She loves being a Girl Scout leader and an Assistant Regional Adviser with the New England chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She is a sucker for a good love song (preferably from the 80s), and can’t resist an invitation for Chinese food or ice cream (but not at the same time!). She lives in Central Massachusetts with her teen daughter and husband. You can find Kris online at www.kristineasselin.com or www.querygodmother.com.


Mon, Jan 15 - submission 1 due*
Mon, Jan 29 - critiques due
Wed, Jan 31, 8:30pm ET - debrief call**
Thurs, Feb 8 - resubmit query letters
Mon, Feb 19 - final critiques due

*Participants may submit a 1-2 page synopsis with their query (or full manuscript for PB). The synopsis is optional and will be used to make sure your query reflects your manuscript; the synopsis will not be critiqued.
**Call will be recorded for those unable to attend live
***Once signed up, access the recorded lecture here: https://www.inkedvoices.com/lecture-series/event/21/