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Queries – Resource Roundup Tuesday

[tuesday]Queries are often said to be the most important marketing tool a writer can haveQueries? Should you? How To, Etc. is the first list of query resources and to my delight all the links still work.

Of course, there’s more to be said on the subject of successful queries, including:

What’s your favorite query resource?

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  • Dear Anne,
    First of all, let me thank you for your wonderful and helpful website. I am just getting my feet wet in the freelance writing pond and blogs like yours have been a lifesaver.

    I do, however, have a query-related question: specifically, about how to query for Craigslist postings with little/no information. I realize that the regular method of sending a query or applying for a job is to research the company, find out who the editor is, and tailor your application to pinpoint exactly what the client wants. In many cases, however, I find that Craigslist posts give so little information that it’s nearly impossible to do this. They will not give a company name, a “real” email address or anything to help with a google search, so you can’t do any research, and their requirements will be extremely vague. For example, I’m trying to apply to one job that just says, “We need someone with blogging experience to run our company blog. Please submit your portfolio and your compensation requirements.”

    Do you have any tips for how to write a query letter under these sorts of circumstances? Obviously following directions is one thing, but is there a way to help my query stand out even if I have no information to go off of?
    .-= Michelle C´s last blog ..Sample Humor Post: Egyptian mythology and sex (slightly risque) =-.

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