A telephone call. A letter from the email. Smoke signals. Anything which let’s you understand your query letter struck house when the editor read your own pitch. But let us face it. On occasion the writer-editor connection is, well, complex.  You set your heart and spirit into a story idea, send it off, and nothing occurs. Plus it would be wonderful to find a little something in return. Right? You work hard on it, interview resources, study, and processor at composing the ideal lede and headline. Declare it or not, you are likely at least a bit emotionally invested in that question letter once you ship it off to an editor.

Is your query letter good enough to make an editor fall in love with you?

Admit it or not, you’re probably at least a little emotionally invested in that query letter when you send it off to an editor.

You work hard on it, interview sources, research, and chip away at writing the perfect lede and headline.

And it would be nice to get a little something in return. Right?

An email. A phone call. A text message. A letter in the mail. Smoke signals. Anything that let’s you know your query letter hit home when the editor read your pitch. Or even better than that…a contract.

But let’s face it. Sometimes the writer-editor relationship is, well, complicated. You put your heart and soul into a story idea, send it off, and nothing happens.

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