I know a lot of you are all ready familiar with the Query Tracker site, but I wanted to sing its praises just a little more today 🙂
I don’t remember how I stumbled on this site. Maybe I found their fantastic blog first and then headed over to the main site. Or maybe it was the other way around. But Query Tracker is one of the best writer’s resources out there! When I thought about starting to query my first novel, I made spreadsheets, did internet research, and still wasn’t sure if I had the right information. Finding QT was like finding that older writing friend who’d already done all the work and was just passing it along! Everything I could possibly want to know about an agent, was right there at my fingertips, plus the ability to track and record submissions. I ended up not pursuing publication for that first novel, but I did send out quite a few queries, and I have to say, I would have been lost without QT.
And wait, there’s more! *g* Not only is a fantastic resource for tracking agents and queries, it’s also a thriving community of other writers. Their blog is wonderful – they do agent contests almost once a month, and once you join the site, you have access to writer’s forums where you can ask questions, get advice, and even get your query critiqued. I have to admit I don’t use the forums as much as I’d like, but I’ve posted a few things and gotten wonderful feedback.
If you’re at all close to querying, or even if you just want to start building an agent list, this is the place to start. Best of all, it’s free to join, though I highly recommend a premium membership. It’s only $25/yr and you get access to all the bells and whistles.