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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Episode One: Picture Book

Welcome, writers! On this inaugural episode of The Query Show, we get situated, learn about your charming host (ahem), and dive right in to a podcast for a hilarious picture book featuring rodents, baked goods, and the high seas. Learn how to use comp titles effectively, be personable with an agent, and describe your plot most effectively. Plus, Blair mispronounces “SCBWI”!

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