Query Letter Upgrade

Querying agents is hard. It's even harder for those of us whose credential paragraphs don't actually have any credentials. Like this:

Azrael's Curse is an 86,000-word science fantasy novel, available on request. Thank you for your time.

Now, I know agents pick up complete unknowns all the time. It's all about the story, right? Even so, I'll feel better changing that paragraph to read something like this:

Azrael's Curse is an 86,000-word science fantasy novel, available on request. My short story, "Pawn's Gambit," is due to be published in a future issue of Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Thank you for your time.

Wait, what?

My short story, "Pawn's Gambit" -- set in the same world as Azrael's Curse even -- is due to be published in Beneath freaking Ceaseless Skies!

I'm not normally an excitable person but... Holy crap, this is cool!

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Beneath Ceaseless Skies is an online, pro-rate (i.e. 5+ cents/word) magazine dedicated to publishing "the best in literary adventure fantasy." Also, their cover art is AMAZING.

11 comments:

Matthew Delman said...

That is pretty damn cool, sir. Good for you!

Natalie Whipple said...

That's fan-freaking-tastic!!! Yay!!! Go Adam!

JenE said...

Congratulations!!!
How awesome is that?
It looks like this may be just the beginning of good things to come!!

MattyDub said...

I'm so happy for you, Adam. BCS just got a new subscriber.
-M

Anonymous said...

In the words of an overacting Bernard Hill...."so it begins."

Bane of Anubis said...

Congrats! Yeah, it's a glorious, glorious feeling.

Bane of Anubis said...

PS - that cover art is quite slick.

L. T. Host said...

Congrats Adam!

Adam Heine said...

Wheeeee!!!

Adam Heine said...

Also, I think I'm in love with Anon's comment.

fairyhedgehog said...

Way to go, Adam!