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Categories of Submission: We encourage queries for the following categories: narrative non-fiction, current events and history, journalism, science, literary and commercial fiction, and young adult fiction. We work in other genres as well. Please do not submit: poetry, short stories, adult romance, science fiction and fantasy, adult and teen paranormal, film scripts.
Query Letters: All Queries should be sent by email to email@example.com. Queries should be less than half page. Please put the word "query" in the title header of the email. State in the first sentence the category of the project. Give a short description of the book and your qualifications for writing.
Book Proposals: If we request additional material, please submit it as a Word attachment to an email. A book proposal should include the following sections.
5)About the author
6) Chapter outline and summaries
7) Sample chapter(s). Usually about 25 pages
You can read more about writing effective query letters and book proposals in my blog: Ask the Agent.
There are some excellent books about writing book proposals. I recommend:
Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write by Elizabeth Lyon (Perigee Press)
How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen (Writer's Digest Books)
The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published by Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry (Workman Publications)