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Episode Eight: Historical Fantasy & Historical Fiction

Ancient Egypt and Reformation Amsterdam are the settings of today’s queries. We’re digging into settings, stakes, and how to keep it emotionally relevant even when Big Stuff is happening in the world. Plus, how do you query a book that’s a companion to a self-pub novel, and add in comps when your subgenre is super narrow?

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Episode Six: YA Fantasy

Two fantasies with high stakes, life-or-death situations, and romance today on The Query Show. How do you keep your characters active in a query while still encompassing all the critical worldbuilding that a fantasy needs? What’s the key to nailing the bring-it-home paragraph in a query? And what’s the difference between a door and a trap door?

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