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Successful Queries
This is a database of successful queries* for novels
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*Currently this list contains only queries that led to an offer of rep by a literary agent.
Visit: http://carissa-taylor.blogspot.com for the original post and analysis
If you have questions, feel free to @ me on Twitter: @CarissaATaylor :)
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Age CategoryGenreSubgenre / ThemeClassificationTitleAuthorWord CountAgentYear AgentedQuery LinkRequest Rate (%)Opener: Logline, Tagline, or No?Pitch Word Count# of Pitch Para- graphs# POVs (In query)Last Line: Ominous vs. SpecificPersonal- izationCompsThemesOwnVoices MentionAuthor BioAgent Commentary on the Query?Link 1Link 2Link 3
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AdultAdventureHorrorCommercialThe SaxonAdam 109,000nd0
http://agentqueryconnect.com/index.php?/topic/36915-query-got-18-rejections-1-full-request-and-representation/
3No16321
Ominous - Secret
BeforeCompsNoNo
Award winner
No
http://agentqueryconnect.com/index.php?/topic/36915-query-got-18-rejections-1-full-request-and-representation/
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AdultContemporary
Psychological thriller
Commercial
The Night Child (formerly Split)
Anna Quinn55,000
Gordon Warnock
0
http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/successful-queries/successful-query-letter-examples-anna-quinn-the-night-child
ndNo8211
Specific - Must or Else
BeforeCompsThemesNo
Bookseller & Pubbed
Yes
http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/successful-queries/successful-query-letter-examples-anna-quinn-the-night-child
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AdultContemporaryRomanceCommercial
She Came From Beyond
Nadine Darling85,000Sarah Yake0
http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/successful-queries-agent-sarah-yake-came-beyond
ndNo12221HumorNoNoNoNo
Awards & pubbed
Yeshttp://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/successful-queries-agent-sarah-yake-came-beyond
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AdultFantasyFantasyCommercialThe Color EaterJessica Conoly76,000Lucy Cleland2017
https://querytracker.net/success/jessica_conoley.php
ndNo22021
Ominous - Fight to Save all
NoNoThemesNopubbedNo
https://querytracker.net/success/jessica_conoley.php
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AdultFantasyHigh FantasyCommercial
Mad Queen's Chess
Rae Chang99,000Mandy Hubbard2016
https://chasingthecrazies.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/quite-the-query-with-rae-chang-and-mad-queens-chess/
ndNo21631OminousndCompsndndndNohttps://chasingthecrazies.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/quite-the-query-with-rae-chang-and-mad-queens-chess/
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AdultFantasyHigh FantasyCommercialThe Poppy WarRebecca Kuang138,000
Hannah Bowman
2016
https://rfkuang.com/2018/04/05/how-i-got-my-agent-the-query-letter/
ndNo14231
Specific - Choice
AfterNoThemesNo
Studying subject matter
No (but author comments)
https://rfkuang.com/2018/04/05/how-i-got-my-agent-the-query-letter/
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AdultFantasyHistoricalCommercialThe Vessel of Ra
Catherine Schaff-Stump
72,000Mary C. Moore2016
https://querytracker.net/success/catherine_schaff-stump.php
ndNo15842Humor
Sometimes
CompsNoNopubbedNohttps://querytracker.net/success/catherine_schaff-stump.php
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AdultFantasyMythpunkLiterary
All of Us With Wings
Michelle Ruiz Keil
93,000
Hannah Ferguesen
2016
https://querytracker.net/success/michelle_ruiz_keil.php
ndNo19221
Specific - Must or Else
YesCompsThemesOwnvoices
Writing Group Member / Contest Finalist
No
https://querytracker.net/success/emily_a_duncan.php
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AdultFantasySpeculativeCommercialPriest of BonesPeter McLean102,000Jennie Goloboy2016
https://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=10033812&viewfull=1#post10033812
ndNo17531
Ominous - Doom
BeforeCompsNoNoPubbedNohttps://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=10033812&viewfull=1#post10033812
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AdultFantasyEpic FantasyCommercialStonebreakerEmmie Mears140,000Sara Megibow2015
https://querytracker.net/success/emmie_mears.php
24No24431
Ominous - Task ... BUT
NoneNoneNoNo
Was Agented
Nohttps://querytracker.net/success/emmie_mears.php
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AdultFantasyFantasyCommercialBlood Road
Amanda McCrina
91,000Lane Heymont2015
https://querytracker.net/success/amanda_mccrina.php
ndNo27921
Specific - Choice / Who to Trust
AfterNoneNoNondNohttps://querytracker.net/success/amanda_mccrina.php
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AdultFantasyFantasyCommercial
The Notorious Sorceror's Penultimate Work
Diana Evans127,000Kurestin Armada2015
https://querytracker.net/success/diana_evans.php
ndNo19331
Ominous - Imminent Doom
ndCompsndndndNohttps://querytracker.net/success/diana_evans.php
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AdultFantasyHigh FantasyCommercial
Heartbreaker for Hire
Alythia Brown70,000Moe Ferrara2015
https://querytracker.net/success/alythia_brown.php
ndTagline21341
Specific - Enemy Actions
ndNoneThemesndndNohttps://querytracker.net/success/alythia_brown.php
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AdultFantasy
Historical Fantasy
CommercialTwist of FateMartina May85,000
Jessica Watterson
2015
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=9272447&viewfull=1#post9272447
ndNo16231
Specific - Must or Else / Race Against Clock
ndndndndndNohttp://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=9272447&viewfull=1#post9272447http://www.kristavandolzer.com/2014/02/an-agents-inbox-5.html
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AdultFantasy
Urban Fantasy
CommercialThe Frozen Witch
Rebecca Mueller Callahan
ndRussel Galen2015
https://querytracker.net/success/rebecca_mueller_callahan.php
ndNo35751
Specific - Choice
BeforeNoThemesNo
No Degree
Nohttps://querytracker.net/success/rebecca_mueller_callahan.php
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AdultFantasyHistoricalCommercialAvenCass Morris106,000
Connor Goldsmith
2014
https://amytruebloodauthor.com/quite-the-query-cass-morris-and-aven/
ndNo28641
Ominous - Secret
ndNoNondndNohttps://amytruebloodauthor.com/quite-the-query-cass-morris-and-aven/https://cassmorriswrites.com/2017/01/30/query-letter-a-success-story/
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AdultFantasyHigh FantasyCommercialLestoor's ChosenAndrea Stewart140,000Juliet Mushens2013
http://agentqueryconnect.com/index.php?/topic/13212-query-that-led-to-representation/
14No21921
Specific - Choice
ndndndnd
Contests
Nohttp://agentqueryconnect.com/index.php?/topic/13212-query-that-led-to-representation/
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AdultFantasyEpic FantasyCommercialThe Kingmakers
Noah Beit-Aharon
83,000Evan Gregory2011
https://querytracker.net/success/noah_beit-aharon.php
ndNo15022
Specific - Choice
Sometimes
CompsNoNondNohttps://querytracker.net/success/noah_beit-aharon.php
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AdultFantasyFantasyCommercial
Under a Dead Moon
Lindsay Smith108,000
Weronika Janczuk
2011
https://querytracker.net/success/lindsay_smith.php
30Logline23531
Specific - Choice
ndCompsThemesNondNohttps://querytracker.net/success/lindsay_smith.php
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AdultFantasy
Historical Fantasy
LiteraryThe Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern
90,000Richard Pine2010
http://writerunboxed.com/2011/09/09/erin-morgenstern-part-ii/
25No19121
Ominous - Secret
ndNonendndNoneNohttp://writerunboxed.com/2011/09/09/erin-morgenstern-part-ii/
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AdultFantasy
Urban Fantasy
Commercial
The House of Arkhangel'sk
Jane Kindred104,000Sara Megibow2010
https://querytracker.net/success/jane_kindred.php
32Tagline14221
Specific - Task & Sacrifice
BeforeCompsThemesNo
Pubbed - Short Stories
Nohttps://querytracker.net/success/jane_kindred.php
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AdultFantasyFantasyCommercialHoundedKevin Hearne81,000Evan Goldfried2009
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=4902072&viewfull=1#post4902072
ndNo21631
Hopeful - MC is the ONE
ndndndndndNohttp://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=4902072&viewfull=1#post4902072
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AdultFantasyFantasyCommercial
Winds of a Lot Winter
James Prey118,000Donald Maass2009
https://querytracker.net/success/james_pray.php
ndNo22931
Ominous - Upcoming Obstacles
BeforeNoThemesNo
Degree - MFA
Nohttps://querytracker.net/success/james_pray.php
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AdultFictionThrillerLiterary
The Dream Peddler
Martine Fournier Watson
82,000Bridget Smith2016
https://querytracker.net/success/martine_fournier_watson.php
ndNo17941
Ominous - Doom
RarelyNoNoNo
Pubbed & story shortlisted for a prize
No
https://querytracker.net/success/martine_fournier_watson.php
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AdultGeneral FictionContemporary
Literary-Upmarket
The Stormnot listed100,000not listed2014
http://agentqueryconnect.com/index.php?/topic/17472-literarycommerical-query-that-led-to-11-full-requests-and-3-offers-of-representation/
ndNo12311LoglineBeforeCompsndndndNohttp://agentqueryconnect.com/index.php?/topic/17472-literarycommerical-query-that-led-to-11-full-requests-and-3-offers-of-representation/
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AdultGeneral FictionGothLiterary
The Decadence Papers
Rachel E. Pollock
88,000Jonathon Lyons2014
https://querytracker.net/success/rachel_e_pollock.php
28Nond24ndBeforeCompsThemesNo
Deg-MFA
Nohttps://querytracker.net/success/rachel_e_pollock.php
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AdultGeneral FictionThriller
Literary-Upmarket
At Shutter SpeedR.A. Burell93,000
Courtney Miller-Callihan
2013
https://querytracker.net/success/ra_burrell.php
55No25031Ominous ndCompsNoNondNohttps://querytracker.net/success/ra_burrell.phphttp://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=8638584&viewfull=1#post8638584
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AdultGeneral FictionHumorousCommercialCounting Greta
Ramsey Hootman
116,000Jim McCarthy2011
https://querytracker.net/success/ramsey_hootman.php
ndTagline16932
Ominous - Secret
NoneNoneThemesNondNohttps://querytracker.net/success/ramsey_hootman.php
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AdultGeneral FictionChick LitCommercial
A Tricky Understanding
Tawna Fenske75,000Michelle Wolfson2006
http://tawnafenske.blogspot.com.au/2010/09/query-that-hooked-my-agent.html
28No11911
Quip - Humor
ndCompsndndndYeshttp://tawnafenske.blogspot.com.au/2010/09/query-that-hooked-my-agent.html
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AdultHistoricalDarkCommercial
Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet
H.P. Woodnd
Courtney Miller-Callihan
2015
https://chasingthecrazies.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/quite-the-query-h-p-wood-magruders-curiosity-cabinet/
ndLogline21941OminousndndndndndNohttps://chasingthecrazies.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/quite-the-query-h-p-wood-magruders-curiosity-cabinet/
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AdultHistoricalHistoricalLiteraryBecoming RosaLinda Jackson66,000Victoria Marini2015
https://querytracker.net/success/linda_jackson.php
ndNo27131
Ominous - Task ... BUT
BeforeNoNo
OwnVoices - Historical
PubbedNohttps://querytracker.net/success/linda_jackson.php
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AdultHistorical
Women's Fiction
CommercialThis is AlwaysKristen Bonardi100,000Kevan Lyon2015
https://querytracker.net/success/kristen_bonardi_rapp.php
ndNo12323
Ominous- Secrets
BeforeCompsThemesndPubbedNohttps://querytracker.net/success/kristen_bonardi_rapp.php
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AdultHistoricalHistoricalCommercial
The Blue Paint Road
William Michael Goins
95,000Claire Gerus2013
https://querytracker.net/success/michael_goins.php
10No14521HopefulRarelyNoThemesNo
Deg-MFA
Nohttps://querytracker.net/success/michael_goins.php
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AdultHistorical
Historical Romance
CommercialLady OutlawStacie HenriendJessica Alvarez2012
http://querylettersuccess.com/author/stacy-henrie/
ndNo10021
Specific - Choice
ndNoneThemesndNoneNohttp://querylettersuccess.com/author/stacy-henrie/
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AdultHistoricalHistoricalCommercialThe Midwife's TaleSamuel Thomas95,000Josh Getzler2011
https://querytracker.net/success/samuel_thomas.php
ndNo25631
Ominous - Secret
Sometimes
NoNoNo
Degree - PhD
Nohttps://querytracker.net/success/samuel_thomas.php
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AdultHistoricalHistoricalCommercial
The Secret History
Stephanie Thornton
100,000
Marlene Stringer
2011
https://querytracker.net/success/stephanie_thornton.php
ndNo15421
Specific - Choice
NoneNoNoNo
No Degree
Nohttps://querytracker.net/success/stephanie_thornton.php
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AdultHistoricalEgyptCommercialThe Sekhmet BedLibbie Hawker110,000Natalie Lakosil2010
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=4522323&viewfull=1#post4522323
10No24221
Specific - Must or Else
AfterNoNoNo
Pubbed - Short Stories
Nohttp://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=4522323&viewfull=1#post4522323
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AdultHistoricalFantasyCommercial
Sorcerer to the Crown
Zen Cho99,000Caitlin Blasdell0
http://zencho.org/my-publishing-journey-my-query-letter-for-sorcerer-to-the-crown/
ndNo17032VoicendCompsNoNopubbed
No (but author comments)
http://zencho.org/my-publishing-journey-my-query-letter-for-sorcerer-to-the-crown/
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AdultHistoricalHistoricalUpmarketFRÄULEIN M.Caroline Woodsnd
Shannon Hassan
0
http://www.carolinewoodswriter.com/blog/2017/1/31/a-query-letter-that-worked
ndNo13821
Specific - Must or Else
BeforeCompsThemesNo
professor / MFA / pubbed
Nohttp://www.carolinewoodswriter.com/blog/2017/1/31/a-query-letter-that-worked
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Adult
Historical Suspense
Romantic Suspense
CommercialThe Fifth KnightE.M. Powell100,000Josh Getzler2012
https://querytracker.net/success/em_powell.php
14No18811
Ominous - Secret
NoneNoneNoNo
Contests
Nohttps://querytracker.net/success/em_powell.php
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AdultHorror
Dark Suspense
CommercialInk
Damian Angelica Walters (formerly Damien Walters Grintalis)
86,000nd2010
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=4805730&viewfull=1#post4805730
ndTagline19131
Quip - Voice
ndndndndndNohttp://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=4805730&viewfull=1#post4805730
44
AdultLiteraryUpmarket
Literary-Upmarket
ndndndMelissa Sarver2012
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=8047068&viewfull=1#post8047068
ndNo32131
Ominous - Secret
ndndndndndNohttp://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=8047068&viewfull=1#post8047068
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AdultLiteraryLiteraryLiteraryWe
Michael Landweber
70,000Tricia Davey0
https://querytracker.net/success/michaell.php
10No28021
Ominous - Question
NoneCompsThemesNo
Pubbed - Short Story
Nohttps://querytracker.net/success/michaell.php
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AdultMagical Realism
Magical Realism
Commercial
Paper House (formerly Latkes With Sylvia)
Anna Spargo-Ryan
71,000Jo Butler2014
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=8649068&viewfull=1#post8649068
ndNo16321
Ominous - Question/Secret
ndCompsThemesNoPubbedNohttp://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=8649068&viewfull=1#post8649068
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AdultMagical Realism
Magical Realism
CommercialBroken
Stephanie Knipper
95,000Daniel Lazar2011
https://querytracker.net/success/stephanie_knipper.php
ndNo18632HopefulNoneCompsNoNo
Deg - MA Eng
Nohttps://querytracker.net/success/stephanie_knipper.php
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AdultMysteryChick LitCommercial
Living La Vida Lola
Misa RamirezndHolly Root0
http://misaramirez.com/for-writers/the-lola-pi-query/
ndNo11431
Ominous - Doom
ndNoNoNo
Agented Before
Nohttp://misaramirez.com/for-writers/the-lola-pi-query/
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AdultParanormal
Paranormal Romance
Commercial
Wonderfully Wicked
Coleen Burwright
100,000Brittany Booker0
http://suzannevanrooyen.com/2013/10/13/queries-that-worked-no-26/
ndLogline18032
Ominous - Uncertain Future
ndNoNoNo
Pubbed - Short Story
Nohttp://suzannevanrooyen.com/2013/10/13/queries-that-worked-no-26/
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AdultParanormalThrillerLiterary
Talesof a Malayan Ghost Bride
Yangsze Choo120,000Jenny Bent0
http://jennybent.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/its-really-not-about-who-you-know.html
ndLogline15621
Specific - Must or Else
AfterCompsThemes
OwnVoices - ish
No Degree
Yeshttp://jennybent.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/its-really-not-about-who-you-know.html
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AdultPost-ApocalypticLiteraryCommercialWhite HorseAlex Adams89,000nd2010
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=5399873&highlight=literary#post5399873
ndTagline25941
Specific - Task
ndNoNoNondNohttp://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=5399873&highlight=literary#post5399873
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AdultRomance
Contem Romance
CommercialLove in RealityElizabeth McCay52,000Tina Schwarz2017
https://querytracker.net/success/elizabeth_mccay.php
ndTagline18432OminousBeforeNoNoNondNo
https://querytracker.net/success/elizabeth_mccay.php
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AdultRomanceDarkCommercialKilling JuneMay Bridges75,000Kim Lionetti2017
https://amytruebloodauthor.com/quite-the-query-may-bridges-and-killing-june/
ndNo35841
Specific - Must or Else
AfterNoThemesNondNo
https://amytruebloodauthor.com/quite-the-query-may-bridges-and-killing-june/
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AdultRomance
Historical Suspense
CommercialThe Devil Duke
Maddison Michaels
98,000Pamela Harty2017
https://querytracker.net/success/maddison_michaels.php
39No19732
Ominous - Lives/Hearts in Jeopardy
NoNoNoNo
Mentored by pubbed author
No
https://querytracker.net/success/maddison_michaels.php
http://maddisonmichaels.com/maddisons-query-letter-success-story/
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AdultRomanceContemporaryCommercialActing UpAdele Buck58,000
Amy Elizabeth Bishop
2016
https://amytruebloodauthor.com/quite-the-query-adele-buck-and-acting-up/
ndNo20331
Specific - Must or Else
ndCompsNoNondNo
https://amytruebloodauthor.com/quite-the-query-adele-buck-and-acting-up/
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AdultRomance
Contemporary Romance
CommercialUntouchablend97,000nd2016
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=9772322&viewfull=1#post9772322
ndNo16231
Ominous - Secret
BeforeNoNoNoEditorialNohttp://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=9772322&viewfull=1#post9772322
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AdultRomance
Miliatary Romance
CommercialImaginary Fiance
Genevieve Powell
88,000Beth Phelan2016
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=9829641&viewfull=1#post9829641
ndNo14521
Upbeat - Love Blooming
ndNondNo
No Degree
Nohttp://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=9829641&viewfull=1#post9829641
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AdultRomanceEroticaCommercial
The Write Type of Wrong
Dylann Crush78,000
Jessica Watterson
2015
https://chasingthecrazies.wordpress.com/2016/05/05/quite-the-query-dylann-crush-and-the-write-type-of-wrong/
ndNo21732
Specific - Choice
ndNonendndndNohttps://chasingthecrazies.wordpress.com/2016/05/05/quite-the-query-dylann-crush-and-the-write-type-of-wrong/http://dylanncrush.com/2017/07/17/authors-18-the-query-that-landed-my-agent/
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AdultRomanceEroticaCommercialndnd81,000nd2015
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=9619572&viewfull=1#post9619572
ndNo21731
Specific - Task
ndNoNoNo
Contests
Nohttp://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=9619572&viewfull=1#post9619572
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AdultRomanceRomanceCommercialWorth Waiting ForWendy QuallsndMoe Ferrara2015
https://chasingthecrazies.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/quite-the-query-wendy-qualls-and-worth-waiting-for/
ndNo17521HopefulndNonendnd
No Degree
Nohttps://chasingthecrazies.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/quite-the-query-wendy-qualls-and-worth-waiting-for/https://querytracker.net/success/wendy_qualls.php
61
AdultRomance
Contemporary Romance
CommercialTalk to MeLora Douglas104,000Stacey Donaghy2014
http://agentqueryconnect.com/index.php?/topic/19762-caught-me-one-of-dem-agent-thingys-yall/
14Logline21331
Ominous - Impending Doom
ndndndndndNohttp://agentqueryconnect.com/index.php?/topic/19762-caught-me-one-of-dem-agent-thingys-yall/
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AdultRomance
Contemporary Romance
CommercialndLauren Layne81,000Nicole Rescinti2013
http://laurenlayne.com/query-letter-example/
ndTagline16631
Specific - Choice
ndNoNondndYeshttp://laurenlayne.com/query-letter-example/
63
AdultRomance
Women's Fiction
CommercialIllicit Allurend86,000nd2013
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=8310407&viewfull=1#post8310407
ndNo26331
Ominous - Secret
ndCompsndndndNohttp://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=8310407&viewfull=1#post8310407
64
AdultRomance
Contemporary Romance
Commercial
Whiskey November
Elizabeth Otto60,000Nalini Akolekar2012
https://querytracker.net/success/elizabeth_otto.php
ndNo22621HopefulAlwaysCompsNoNoPubbedNohttps://querytracker.net/success/elizabeth_otto.php
65
AdultRomanceTime-TravelCommercial
Must Love Breeches
Angela Quarles99,000
Maura Kye-Casella
2012
https://querytracker.net/success/angela_quarles.php
ndTagline20121
Specific - Choice
BeforeCompsNoNo
Contests
Nohttps://querytracker.net/success/angela_quarles.php
66
AdultRomance
Contemporary Romance
CommercialHot and HeavenlyMacy Beckett63,000Nicole Resciniti2011
https://querytracker.net/success/macy_beckett.php
ndNo14221
Specific - Choice
BeforeCompsNoNo
Deg - Eng
Nohttps://querytracker.net/success/macy_beckett.php
67
AdultRomance
Contemporary Romance
CommercialFar From Perfect
Barbara Longley
88,000Nalini Akolekar2011
https://querytracker.net/success/barbara_longley.php
ndNo35832
Ominous - Obstacle Looming
Sometimes
NoThemesNo
Pubbed - Small Press
Nohttps://querytracker.net/success/barbara_longley.php
68
AdultRomance
Regency Romance
Commercial
A Tale of Two Sisters
Aislinn Macnamara
80,000Sara Megibow2011
https://querytracker.net/success/aislinn_macnamara.php
ndNo8711
Upbeat - New Twist
BeforeNoNoNo
Contests
Nohttps://querytracker.net/success/aislinn_macnamara.php
69
AdultRomanceEroticaCommercialThe SirenTiffany ReiszndSara Megibow2010
http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/successful-queries-agent-sara-megibow-and-the-siren
ndTagline33831
Ominous - Secrets
NoneCompsndndNoneYeshttp://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/successful-queries-agent-sara-megibow-and-the-siren
70
AdultRomance
Historical Romance
Commercial
Letters from Home
Kristina McMorris
90,000
Jennifer Shoeber
2009
http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/successful-queries-agent-jennifer-schober-and-letters-from-home
ndTagline9311OminousBeforeCompsNoNoPubbedYeshttp://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/successful-queries-agent-jennifer-schober-and-letters-from-home
71
AdultRomance - EroticaThrillerCommercialWhite CollaredShelly Bell25,000Jessica Alvarez2013
https://querytracker.net/success/shelly_bell.php
ndNo20521
Ominous - Must or Else
NonendNoNoPubbedNohttps://querytracker.net/success/shelly_bell.php
72
AdultSci-FiCyberpunkCommercialChimeraWayne Santos114,000Jennie Goloboy2017
https://querytracker.net/success/wayne_santos.php
mdNo13822
Specific - Choice
Sometimes
CompsNoNo
Agented Before
Nohttps://querytracker.net/success/wayne_santos.php
73
AdultSci-Fi
Gothic/Paranormal
CommercialL'AbatteurMonique Jones127,000Tricia Skinner2017
https://querytracker.net/success/monique_jones.php
26No21831
Ominous - Evil is Coming
YesNoNo
Mentions it's based on family history
ndNo
https://querytracker.net/success/monique_jones.php
74
AdultSci-FiSpace OperaCommercial
The Stars Now Unclaimed
Drew Williams118,000Chris Kepner2017
https://querytracker.net/success/drew_williams.php
6No32731OminousndNoNoNo
Bookseller
No
https://querytracker.net/success/drew_williams.php
75
AdultSci-FiMartianCommercial
Between Stars of Fire and Gold
Christine Ellis102,000
Hannah Fergesen
2016
https://querytracker.net/success/christine_ellis.php
ndNo30832
Ominous - Certain Doom
RarelyCompsNoNoYesNohttps://querytracker.net/success/christine_ellis.php
76
AdultSci-FiRomanceCommercialThe Pull of GravityAmber Pierce122,000
Caitlin MacDonald
2016
https://querytracker.net/success/amber_pierce.php
ndNo21621
Specific - Choice
RarelyNoThemesNondNo
https://querytracker.net/success/amber_pierce.php
77
AdultSci-FiSci-FiCommercialPlanetside
Michael Mammay
81,000Lisa Rodgers2016
https://chasingthecrazies.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/quite-the-query-michael-mammay-and-planetside/
16No17931
Specific - Must or Else
ndNonendndndNohttps://chasingthecrazies.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/quite-the-query-michael-mammay-and-planetside/
78
AdultSci-FiSci-FiCommercialLittle Green MenJoseph Sidari97,000Christine Cohen2015
https://querytracker.net/success/joseph_sidari.php
ndLogline21031
Ominous - MC vs. World
AfterCompsNond
Degree-MD
Nohttps://querytracker.net/success/joseph_sidari.php
79
AdultSci-FiSci-FiCommercialWe Are LegionDennis E.TaylorndEthan Ellenberg2015
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=9481563&viewfull=1#post9481563
ndNo23631
Ominous - Big Twist
ndndndndndNohttp://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=9481563&viewfull=1#post9481563
80
AdultSci-FiTime-TravelCommercial
Here and Now and Then
Mike Chen90,000Eric Smith2015
https://querytracker.net/success/mike_chen.php
16Tagline21431
Specific - Cost of goal
BeforeCompsndndPubbedNohttps://querytracker.net/success/mike_chen.php
81
AdultSci-FiTime-TravelCommercialBlueshiftJules Devito94,000Caitlin McDonald2015
https://querytracker.net/success/jules_devito.php
9No11711
Specific - Task
AfterCompsThemesndPubbedNohttps://querytracker.net/success/jules_devito.php
82
AdultSci-FiThrillerCommercialPrimordialToby Tate65,000
MacKenzie Fraser-Bub
2014
https://querytracker.net/success/toby_tate.php
ndTagline26053
Ominous - Impending Doom
ndCompsNoNoPubbedNohttps://querytracker.net/success/toby_tate.php
83
AdultSci-FiSci-FiCommercial
The Attraction of Distant Objects
Matthew Adams146,000Allison Hunter2013
https://querytracker.net/success/matthew_adams.php
ndNo9311OminousndCompsThemesNondNohttps://querytracker.net/success/matthew_adams.php
84
AdultSci-Fi
Science Fiction
Commercial
The Purple Cloud Project
Adolfo Ramirez144,000nd0
http://agentqueryconnect.com/index.php?/topic/33343-4-partials-5-full-ms-2-offers-a-must-read-if-youre-feeling-discouraged/
ndTagline27751
Ominous - Doom
ndNoNoNondNohttp://agentqueryconnect.com/index.php?/topic/33343-4-partials-5-full-ms-2-offers-a-must-read-if-youre-feeling-discouraged/
85
AdultSci-Fi/FantasyFantasyCommercial
All the Broken Things
Emma Maree75,000John Jarrold2017
https://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=10280432&viewfull=1#post10280432
ndNo731-32
Ominous - Secrets
AfterCompsNoNo
Self pubbed with good sales
No
https://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=10280432&viewfull=1#post10280432
86
AdultSuspenseSuspenseLiteraryPlum SpringsDan Lawton71,000Mark Gottlieb2017
https://querytracker.net/success/dan_lawton.php
ndLogline24241
Ominous - Secret demons
NoCompsNoNopubbedNo
https://querytracker.net/success/dan_lawton.php
87
AdultThriller
psychological thriller
CommercialTemperLayne FargondSharon pelltier2018
https://querytracker.net/success/layne_fargo.php
ndNo19231Ominous
Sometimes
ndNoNondNohttps://querytracker.net/success/layne_fargo.php
88
AdultThrillerCrime FictionCommercialThe Shoegazer
Christopher X Ryan
ndEmma Hamilton2017
https://querytracker.net/success/christopher_x_ryan.php
ndNo24831OminousndCompsNoNondNo
https://querytracker.net/success/christopher_x_ryan.php
89
AdultThriller
Romantic Suspense
CommercialA Bittersweet TaleLaury A. Egan56,000Philip Spitzer2016
https://querytracker.net/success/laury_a_egan.php
ndNo20431
Ominous - New Twists/Worries
ndCompsndndndNohttps://querytracker.net/success/laury_a_egan.php
90
AdultThriller
Post-Apocalyptic
CommercialThe Wolf RoadBeth Lewis100,000AMHeath2015
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=9516149&viewfull=1#post9516149
100nd17531
Ominous - Enemy in the Wings
ndCompsNoNondNohttp://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=9516149&viewfull=1#post9516149
91
AdultThriller
Romantic Thriller
CommercialRedemption
Natasha Raulerson
71,000Laura Bradford2015
http://agentqueryconnect.com/index.php?/topic/22612-redemption-query/
ndTagline22931
Specific - Task
BeforendndndndNohttp://agentqueryconnect.com/index.php?/topic/22612-redemption-query/
92
AdultThriller
Speculatiuve Spy
CommercialBlue Bearsnd95,000nd2015
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=9409686&viewfull=1#post9409686
27No21921
Specific - Must or Else
ndndndndndNohttp://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=9409686&viewfull=1#post9409686
93
AdultThrillerThrillerCommercialLucky Thirteen
Christina Dalcher
83,000Alec Shane2015
https://querytracker.net/success/christina_dalcher.php
ndNo28441
Ominous - Succeed or Doom
AfterCompsNoNo
Degree-PhD
Nohttps://querytracker.net/success/christina_dalcher.php
94
AdultThrillerNoirCommercialThe Big RewindLibby Cudmore58,000Jim McCarthy2014
http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/successful-queries-agent-jim-mccarthy-and-the-big-rewind
ndLogline14911
Quest - Setting the Scene
NoneCompsndndPubbedYeshttp://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/successful-queries-agent-jim-mccarthy-and-the-big-rewind
95
AdultThrillerThrillerCommercialElixir
Christopher Buecheler
100,400Diana Finch2014
https://querytracker.net/success/christopher_buecheler.php
7No25031
Specific - Task
NoneNoNoNoPubbedNohttps://querytracker.net/success/christopher_buecheler.php
96
AdultThrillerThrillerCommercialWreckageEmily Bleekernd
Marlene Stringer
2014
http://agentqueryconnect.com/index.php?/topic/21722-slow-but-steady-example-of-a-successful-commercial-fiction-query/
40No28941
Ominous - Imminent Doom
ndndndndndNohttp://agentqueryconnect.com/index.php?/topic/21722-slow-but-steady-example-of-a-successful-commercial-fiction-query/
97
AdultThrillerThrillerLiteraryLast Augustnot listed100,000
Dystel & Goderich
2014
http://agentqueryconnect.com/index.php?/topic/21765-query-that-got-me-representation-from-dglm/
ndLogline20731
Ominous - New Victim
ndndndndndNohttp://agentqueryconnect.com/index.php?/topic/21765-query-that-got-me-representation-from-dglm/
98
AdultThrillerMedicalCommercialCode
Nikki Stuckwisch
79,000Natalia Aponte2013
https://querytracker.net/success/nikki_stuckwisch.php
ndTagline10511
Ominous - Whodunnit or Else
NoneNoneNoNo
BioRedacted
Nohttps://querytracker.net/success/nikki_stuckwisch.php
99
AdultThrillerMysteryCommercialUntold DamageRobert K.Lewis74,000Barbara Poelle2012
http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/successful-queries-agent-barbara-poelle-and-the-mystery-debut-untold-damage
ndNo18721
Ominous - Secret
Afterndndnd
Pubbed - Short Story
Yeshttp://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/successful-queries-agent-barbara-poelle-and-the-mystery-debut-untold-damage
100
AdultThrillerThrillerCommercialNantahala BlueStan Miller115,000nd2010
http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=5248588&viewfull=1#post5248588
ndNo17431
Quip - Voice
ndCompsThemesOwnVoices
No Degree
Nohttp://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?92925-Successful-Queries&p=5248588&viewfull=1#post5248588
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