Janet, I want to ask you a question but I don't know where to ask you this question. I don't want to email you because I am sure your inbox is flooded with emails. So I was wondering... whenever I visit an agent's (or agency's) website, and the submission guidelines go something like, "we accept email queries. please send your synopsis and the first chapter blah blah..."this drives me crazy because I am not sure if they mean a proper query letter OR if they want a 1-2 page synopsis? I am soooo confused. I'd appreciate a helpful answer from you. Thanks.
Always send a proper query letter AND then the other materials asked for (pages, synopsis, twenty dollar bill.)
A query letter has valuable info we need: an overview of the project, what it is (novel, memoir, NF category), word count, your credentials, or writing credits.
Never skip the query letter even if an agent's website doesn't say query letter plus the other things asked for.
And my email inbox was at 92 till I made the mistake of actually going to bed last night at 4am. Get up this morning and 92 is just a fond memory!