(letter) - a written request to see if a producer, agent, manager, studio, etc. would be interested in "looking at" a script, treatment, or story idea.
A shortened form of query letter. See QUERY LETTER
The process by which a web client asks a web server to return information, based on a character string passed to the server.
A letter written by a writer asking an editor if she is interested in a piece on a certain topic. This is not the same as a cover letter. A Query introduces the idea, outlines your qualifications for writing it, and lists your previously published pieces.
Short for query letter.
a brief letter of introduction, giving your credentials, a short blurb about your story, its specifics--ie word count and type (romantic comedy, Western historical, gothic suspense)--and why you think it would be a good fit for them
a direct approach to an editor
a letter that contains details about your article to see if they are interested
a letter that first introduces the writer to the editor, then offers an idea for an article and tells the main points of the article
a letter written to the editor that proposes an article topic and asks permission to submit
a means of asking the file system for a set of entries that satisfy certain criteria
a one-page letter describing the book you want to do, being as specific as you can
a one-page specific description and outline of your article
a proposed sample expression
a sales letter to an editor that is designed to interest him in an article or book idea
a short, politely worded letter asking if they've either received your manuscript entitled "Whatever You Called It" and/or already sent you a reply
a specific kind of WHAT command in which you indicate letters and blanks as the basis for anagramming or pattern matching
A 1-2 page letter pitching an article idea to an editor. Used almost exclusively by writers of non-fiction, a query consists of a catchy intro (often including the lead for the proposed article), a bit of background on the topic, and a synopsis of the writer's credits. Arguably the most important tool in the non-fiction writer's arsenal.
a business letter sent to an agent/editor, presenting them with a novel idea condensed in 1-2 pages, projected word count, and credits summary.
A query letter "pitches" an article or book idea to an editor to see if that editor might be interested in purchasing the proposed or completed manuscript.
A letter of inquiry to a editor or buyer that you would like to sell your cartoons to.
also called a pitch letter: A letter from a freelance writer to an assigning editor that describes a story idea. A query is also the term for a request from an article's editor for more information to flesh out the piece. It can also be used as a verb. Inexplicably, some pronounce the word qwee-ree while others pronounce it qweh-ree.
This is not a question, but a sales letter through which you are selling your idea to the editor. It must showcase your writing style. It must, therefore be incredibly well written and tight. (See Queries, Pitches and Proposals by Moira Allen for a great guide on how to write a query). (Editor’s note: You will also find several articles on how to write queries at http://www.writing-world.com/basics/index.shtml)
(1) a one page letter to an editor pitching a proposed non-fiction article. (2) a pitch to a director for a screenplay. (3) a letter to an editor for a novel usually accompanied with a synopsis and sample chapters.
a proposal letter.
A method of submission in which a writer approaches a theater with a brief letter, accompanied by a synopsis and sample pages.
A formal article proposal made by a freelance writer to determine if a magazine's interest level. The proposal specifies the subject, its general importance, the relevance to the magazine's readers and an outline which details the proposed article.